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Hands-On With the New (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X Leather Folio

Apple early this week introduced new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models, which officially launched today. As of this morning, the new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone devices are available for purchase in Apple retail stores, and the first (PRODUCT)RED orders have been delivered to customers.

We got our hands on one of the new candy Apple-colored devices to check out how the new bright red shade looks with a glass body, and, as is no surprise, it's gorgeous.

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Apple in 2017 introduced (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models, but those devices paired an aluminum shell with a white front plate. 2018's (PRODUCT)RED options are arguably more attractive with a glossy red glass backplate, a red aluminum shell, and a black faceplate for the first time.

The red and black combo is undeniably attractive, and the iPhone 8's glass body looks fantastic with such a bright red shade. Other than the new color, though, the (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are identical to existing iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models introduced back in September.

Apple's (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are priced the same as other iPhone 8 models, with Apple charging $699 for the 64GB iPhone 8, $849 for the 256GB iPhone 8, $799 for the 64GB iPhone 8 Plus, and $949 for the 256GB iPhone 8 Plus.

Ahead of the unveiling of the 2018 (PRODUCT)RED devices, there were rumors suggesting Apple might also debut a (PRODUCT)RED iPhone X, but no red iPhone X materialized. Instead, Apple introduced a new (PRODUCT)RED Leather Folio for the iPhone X, which is nice looking but somewhat of a disappointment compared to the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

Given how nice a bright, colorful red shade looks when paired with a glass body, we're hoping Apple plans to expand to other colors in the iPhone lineup in the future. What do you think of the new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 and 8 Plus? Let us know in the comments.

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8 months ago
So much fuss over a new color.
Rating: 35 Votes
8 months ago

So much fuss over a new color.

Shows how hard up we are for interesting output from a near Trillion dollar company!
Rating: 14 Votes
8 months ago
its an iPhone and its red.. big deal?
Rating: 13 Votes
8 months ago

Some do, some don't! What if you could only get Space Gray with black bezels? Choice is good, even if you don't want what's offered.

I'm speaking about the fact of making a huge deal about it since it introduces nothing but another colour choice.
Rating: 10 Votes
8 months ago
Why can't they make a red iPhoneX???? I would sell mine and buy it in a second. But I can't go back to an iPhone without FaceID and bottom swipe gestures. They are too good.
Rating: 8 Votes
8 months ago
I am really playing with my mind to trade my 256GB iPX for 256GB Product Red 8+ lol
Rating: 8 Votes
8 months ago

The color of the iPhone isn’t as significant to some, but the actual meaning behind Product Red is and what it stands for, and What it contributes too.


If it was that significant you could buy a second hand perfectly good phone and donate the difference to charity yourself.
Rating: 7 Votes
8 months ago
Is the colour a way of subliminally showing people the state of your bank balance after having just bought one?
Rating: 6 Votes
8 months ago
These unboxing videos are becoming just plain stupid.
Rating: 6 Votes
8 months ago

its an iPhone and its red.. big deal?


It is a big deal to those of us that either love the color red or like to help donate/raise awareness for AIDS research.
Rating: 6 Votes

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