US-based technology firm Apple has launched iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus RED special edition in a red aluminum finish, in recognition of more than 10 years of partnership between Apple and (RED). The special edition RED iPhone will be available to order online worldwide and in stores beginning Friday, March 24, said Apple.
“The introduction of this special edition iPhone in a gorgeous red finish is our biggest RED offering to date in celebration of our partnership with (RED),” said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus RED Special Edition will be available in 128GB and 256GB models starting at $749 (US) from apple.com and Apple Stores, and from Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers. The special edition RED iPhone joins iPhone 7 finishes in jet black, black, silver, gold and rose gold.
Both special edition models are available worldwide beginning Friday, March 24 and start shipping to customers by the end of March in the US and more than 40 countries and regions, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the UK and United Arab Emirates. Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India, Turkey and other countries will follow in April.
The special edition iPhone joins the current RED lineup, which is available for customers to purchase year-round, including the full iPod line of products, Beats Solo 3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones, Beats Pill+ Portable Speaker, the iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case and a range of accessories for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.
iPhone SE, with a four-inch display, will be available beginning Friday, March 24, in 32GB and 128GB models, doubling the current capacity and replacing 16GB and 64GB models, all at the same starting price of $399 (US) at apple.com and Apple Stores.
New colors of Apple-designed iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus silicone cases in azure, camellia and pebble, and leather cases in taupe, sapphire and berry will also be available at apple.com and Apple Stores starting at $35 (US).
Through Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program, customers in the US, UK and China can get an unlocked iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus RED Special Edition, with the protection of AppleCare+, choose their carrier and have the opportunity to upgrade to a new iPhone every year. The iPhone Upgrade Program is available at apple.com and Apple Stores in the US, with monthly payments starting at $37 (US) for the 128GB model.