The Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus hold a special place among buyers because they were the last ever models in this generation before iPhone X design took over. It was the phone that evolved from Steve Jobs’ original design and is now on a new path to become completely bezel-less.
From the Cupertino company’s perspective, the iPhone 8 could be considered a lackluster model in the series as the iPhone X hogged the limelight. When Apple made the announcement, people were super excited about the groundbreaking design while the device which still retained the home button took the backstage.
If you are among the select few who still loves to use a physical home button and a touch sensor rather than going all out with the Face ID, the 8 and 8 Plus are the kind of devices you should go for.
New Color Variant to Buy
Unlike the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the iPhone 8 series models were limited in terms of color variants available. The phones were made available in the conventional Space Grey, Gold and Silver colored variants. For buyers who were looking for a bright color, it was tad disappointing as the company choose to focus more on the iPhone X than a model that is the last of its generation.
The (Product) Red version of the models are coming soon. The Red is an initiative by Apple to help those in need and with every smartphone model, they release the exclusive variant. A large percentage of the proceedings will go to the welfare fund. Buyers get to choose a bright colored smartphone and can contribute their share to different organizations.
Leaked Memo Confirmed Red Variant
According to a report by Mac Rumors, the information comes from a leaked internal memo which was sent to Virgin Mobile. It was a memo that was supposed to be read only by employees of the company but it got leaked that confirm that the official announcement will be done on April 9th.
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) April 8, 2018
Pre-orders for the model will not go live immediately but will be opened at a later time. The information was confirmed by an inside tipster Mark Gurman. Not so surprisingly, the memo doesn’t talk about the iPhone X or a possible Red colored variant for the new model. It should be disappointing for those who wanted to have the latest piece of gadget in a vibrant color but it is not getting announced this time.
Get Ready to Spend $100 More
Every year, Apple continues to price the (Product) Red variants $100 more than its official pricing to contribute to the welfare funds. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are expected to be on the same line.
The hardware specifications of the phone will remain the same except for the new color variant. iPhone 8 features a 4.7-inch Retina display while the iPhone 8 Plus features 5.5-inch Retina Full HD display. Apart from the increased display size, both phones share similar specs including the A11 bionic chip, identical camera functionalities and a physical touch ID to unlock the device. They are bundled with EarPods which use lightning connectors. Buying one of the models in a bright Red variant should be an enticing option for some buyers.
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