Apple unveils a new red colour variant of its iPhone 8 and 8 Plus smartphones on April 9. MacRumors claims to have obtained an internal memo from Virgin Mobile, as per which Apple will unveil the new colour model of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus today, April 9. Last year, the company had also launched RED special edition iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and the new colour is part of the company’s partnership with (RED), which is an advocacy group dedicated to combating HIV/AIDS in Africa. As per the report, the new red iPhones will be announced and will be up for preorders later today. It’s not known if they will available immediately for purchase or begin shipping later in April. There is no mention of a red colour variant of the iPhone X in the memo.
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were launched on September 29 last year alongside the iPhone X, on the company’s tenth anniversary of the iPhone. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus feature 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays respectively, same as their predecessors. However, the new iPhones sport a True Tone display, which the company says adjusts the white balance as per ambient lighting and also supports a wider colour gamut.
In the camera department, the iPhone 8 features a single 12MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, whereas the iPhone 8 Plus is equipped with a 12MP dual rear camera setup with a wide-angle lens featuring f/1.8 aperture and another f/2.8 telephoto lens. The two models support OIS, feature new quad LED true tone flash and come with a 7MP sensor with retina flash at the front. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus come with a glass rear, which enables wireless charging and are also IP67 dust and water resistant.
There is also a new rumour that Apple could unveil a Blush Gold variant of the iPhone X and maybe it will be announced alongside the RED edition iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Benjamin Geskin, a designer had previously posted an image comparing the SIM card tray of Blush Gold colour variant of the device with other colour options. Renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had also previously noted that the company is working on a new Blush Gold variant, but its production is being pushed back due to supply issues.