Apple has just unveiled a red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. This is the technology equivalent of Malibu Stacy releasing a new hat, but we're still weirdly excited by the finish. Plus, it supports charity. Here are the details.
The red iPhone 7 has been created in partnership with AIDS charity (RED), an organisation Apple has worked with for more than 10 years. Interestingly, this is the first time Apple has ever offered a red version of its flagship product.
According to Apple's website, a portion of the proceeds from every red iPhone purchase will go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa. Apple doesn't disclose how much, but when you consider the number of iPhones it sells, even a fraction of a cent can help to make a difference.
Red iPhone Availability
The red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available from March 25.
The red iPhone sports an identical build to previous versions of iPhone 7 or 7 Plus: it's just red.
It shares a similar design to the iPhone 6 but with a few notable changes including a revamped, pressure-sensitive home button and a new CPU comprising two high performance cores and two high efficiency cores. Controversially, it also lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead, a single Lightning port takes care of both charging and listening duties. (There's an adaptor in the box for those who refuse to part with their existing headphones.)
Here's a look at the chief specifications of the red iPhone:
|iPhone 7||iPhone 7 Plus|
|OS||iOS 10||iOS 10|
|Dimensions||138.3mm x 67.1mm x 7.1mm||158.2mm x 77.9mm x 7.3mm|
|CPU||Apple A10 Fusion Quad core with six-core graphics GPU||Apple A10 Fusion Quad core with six-core graphics GPU|
|Memory/Storage||128/256 GB, 2 GB RAM||128/256 GB, 2 GB RAM|
|Display||4.7-inch Retina HD Display||5.5-inch Retina HD Display|
|Resolution||750 x 1334 pixels (~326 ppi)||1080 x 1920 (401 ppi)|
|Camera||12MP rear (f/1.8, phase detection autofocus), 7MP front||Dual 12MP rear (f/1.8, 28mm and f/2.8, 56mm), phase detection autofocus), 7MP front|
|Colours||Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold||Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold|
Red iPhone Pricing
The outright cost of the red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus varies depending on how much storage you want.
For iPhone 7:
- iPhone 7, 128GB $1229
- iPhone 7, 256GB $1379
As for the iPhone 7 Plus:
- iPhone 7, 128GB $1419
- iPhone 7, 256GB $1569
Like the Jet Black iPhone 7, you will only be able to get the red iPhone in 128GB and 256GB capacities. (32GB is only for ghetto colours, apparently.)