Red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus revealed, will be available at T-Mobile


Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are getting a splash of color.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will both be available in a new red color option this week. They’ll be available online from Apple begining tomorrow, April 10, and T-Mobile will begin taking pre-orders on April 11. Both phones will be available in stores starting April 13.

T-Mobile’s pricing for the red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be just like the other colors:

  • 64GB iPhone 8: $0 down and $29.17 per month on EIP, $0 down and $29 per month on JUMP! On Demand
  • 256GB iPhone 8: $177.99 down and $28 per month on EIP, $219.99 down and $23 per month on JOD
  • 64GB iPhone 8 Plus: $79.99 down and $30 per month on EIP, $0 down and $33 per month on JOD
  • 256GB iPhone 8 Plus: $229.99 down and $30 per month on EIP, $279.99 down and $24 per month on JOD

Also of note is that T-Mobile is still running its Buy One, Get One deal on iPhone models. With this deal, customers who buy iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus (or iPhone X) can get a $700 rebate when they buy a second iPhone and port in a new line of service. Both phones must be purchased on EIP to get this deal.

Getting back to the new red iPhones, these models feature red backs and sides as well as black fronts. That’s a bit different than last year’s red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which had red backs but white fronts.

The red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are part of the (PRODUCT)RED family of products. That means that a portion of the proceeds from purchases will go directly to Global Fund HIV/AIDS grants. They provide testing, counseling, treatment, and prevention programs with a focus on eliminating the transmission of HIV/AIDS from mothers to their babies.

Apple’s new red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus look pretty sharp, giving would-be buyers the chance to get a phone that’s a bit more bright and colorful than the space gray, silver, and gold versions that were previously available. It’s kind of a bummer that there’s no red iPhone X model, too, but Apple is launching a red iPhone X Leather Folio this week for $99 that’ll let existing iPhone X owners add some color to their device.


Sources: Apple, T-Mobile

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  • steadymobb

    I feel like at this point why would you not just wait for the actually new iPhones…

    • g2a5b0e

      Not everyone can afford or even wants to buy the latest & greatest. If that were the case, why would any company even bother to continue to sell the previous generation after the new one comes out?

      I like buying new phones personally, but my mom barely knows how to use her phone. No point in spending a ton of money on something she won’t take any advantage of.

      • Erik

        Does ur mom have iPhone? If anything which is best in my opinion and seen success with it, when have a Samsung device. Put it in easy mode. It’s great for the elderly and 1st time new Android users. It’s litterally the easiest mode anyone can use.

    • Ty Christensen

      Totally agree with you here, might as well wait for the next model because the price difference won’t be that much, I think if you don’t get the newest iPhone within 4-6 months of it being out you might as well wait for the next one, this is coming from an Android guy (wifey is into iPhones).

  • g2a5b0e

    I like that they went with the black front this time around as opposed to the red edition of the iPhone 7 family with the white front last year. Black & red is a classic combo.

    • Alex Wagner

      Yeah, I definitely like the look of these more than the red iPhone 7. I bet a red iPhone X would look pretty great, too.

  • Acdc1a

    The red is definitely what will push me into iOS…

  • dcmanryan

    This is what it should have been from day one with the black front. I just but my wife a Tmobile iPhone 8 Plus last month….oh well.

    If you have Xfinity, Xfinity Mobile has the iPhone 7 Plus in red on clearance for $569/256gb. I bought one and you only need service for one bill cycle, phone paid off to get it unlocked. Once I unlock it I’ll ditch the Z2 Force and move back to iPhone .

  • neospade44

    If you have JOD and you’re trying to JOD to the same device with same memory but in the new RED, you will not be able to according to Customer Service. I called 1 local store and they said they could do it and called another local store and said differently (confirmed what customer service said). So who’s right? Thoughts?

    • Aarika Hennington

      You can do that.

  • Mark

    Is this compatible on Tmobile’s new network? I know there was a hubbub about the iphones last fall not being compatible with 600MHZ Band 71.