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.