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Apple launches iPhone 8, eight plus in red as special edition to fight AIDS

Apple is the world's largest corporate donor to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, contributing more than $160 million as part of its partnership with RED

IANS  |  San Francisco 

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Apple made a RED iPhone 8 and 8 plus. Photo: @MKBHD twitter

on Monday announced and Plus in red colour as part of its partnership with Product (RED), an advocacy group dedicated to combating in Africa.

The special edition (PRODUCT) will be available to order online in select countries and regions from Tuesday and in stores beginning Friday, said in a statement.

In India, and Plus (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition will be available in 64GB and 256GB models respectively -- starting at Rs 67,940 -- from May at authorised resellers and select carriers.

"This special edition (PRODUCT) features a stunning red and black colour combination and also offers customers the opportunity to make an impact in fighting the spread of HIV and AIDS," said Greg Joswiak, Apple's Vice President of Product Marketing.

is the world's largest corporate donor to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, contributing more than $160 million as part of its partnership with (RED).

"Today's announcement is further evidence of Apple's leadership in and commitment to the AIDS fight since the beginning of (RED) in 2006," said Deborah Dugan, (RED)'s CEO.

"The more than $160 million 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," Dugan added.

and Plus features Retina HD display and the Next-Gen A11 Bionic chip. Plus features dual 12-MP cameras and introduces Portrait mode. Both and Plus come with iOS 11.

also introduced a new (PRODUCT) X Leather Folio for Rs 7,000.

 

First Published: Mon, April 09 2018. 20:19 IST
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