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Apple unveils 'RED' iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus

Apple unveils 'RED' iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus

The phones will be available in 64GB and 256GB models starting at an Apple retail price of $699. If there's a mismatch between the screen and that chip, the latest iOS will reject all touch input, basically turning the iPhone 8 into a useless but colorful flashlight. You'll get the exact same features and components as in other iPhone 8 models. In fact, if you were struggling to choose between the high-priced iPhone X and its less expensive but still massive sibling, the 8 Plus was a solid alternative that didn't forgo the fingerprint button, handy if you still wanted it around. All iPhone displays are controlled by a specific microchip, which seems to get disabled in the event that the display is replaced by anyone who isn't Apple or one of its authorised service centres.

Deborah Dugan, CEO of RED said, "The more than $160 million Apple has donated in the last 11 years today equates to more than 800 million days of life-saving ARV medication that prevents the transmission of HIV from mothers to their babies".

For iPhone X users, Apple is launching a dark red leather folio. They join an existing lineup of iPhone 8 colors, such as gray, silver and gold.

Unfortunately, the red version is not available for Apple's most popular phone now, the iPhone X.

Donnie Yen Joins the Cast of Disney's Live-Action 'Mulan'
Also joining the cast is Chinese-Vietnamese actress Xana Tang as Mulan's sister, an original character for the movie. For Mulan , Gong Li will be playing the villain of the movie, a powerful witch.

APPLE'S RECENTLY-RELEASED iOS 11.3 update is reportedly killing touch functionality on iPhone 8 handsets that have undergone third-party screen replacements. The issue affects anyone who has had their iPhone 8 screen repaired using an aftermarket part.

An unspecified portion of the proceeds from sales of the crimson iPhone 8s will benefit (PRODUCT) RED, the HIV/AIDS charity founded by U2 frontman Bono with help from several corporate giants including Apple. While third-party fix shops have been able to replace screens without any problems, iOS 11.3 created a problem by killing the touch functionality.

The phones will be in official stores on Friday 13th April in the following countries, Singapore, China, Japan, UK and US.

American technology major Apple unveiled the special iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus (Product) Red series along with matching accessories.


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