First things first! THE RED PHONE
AND now if you’re anything like us you have Hotline Bling stuck in your head for the rest of the day. You’re welcome?
Apple today announced a special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that will launch this coming Friday, March 24.
These swanky models will be available in 128GB and 256GB for the same $749/$849 and $869/$969 prices as the others.
The model is in recognition of more than 10 years of partnership between Apple and the Charity (RED). Every purchase contributes to the Global Fund to support HIV/AIDS programs and help deliver an AIDS-free generation
From the Primo Sauce, Mr Cook, CEO:
“Since we began working with (RED) 10 years ago, our customers have made a significant impact in fighting the spread of AIDS through the purchase of our products, from the original iPod nano (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition all the way to today’s lineup of Beats products and accessories for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. The introduction of this special edition iPhone in a gorgeous red finish is our biggest (PRODUCT)RED offering to date in celebration of our partnership with (RED), and we can’t wait to get it into customers’ hands.”
The new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone will be available to order on Apple’s website, at Apple Stores, and at select authorized resellers and carriers and will ship by the end of March in the US and more than 40 countries and regions around the world.
NEXT! New models, new prices and discontinuations!
The iPad mini 4 now offers more capacity for the same price. The 128GB model with Wi-Fi now starts at $399, which was previously the price for the 32GB model with Wi-Fi, which has been discontinued. A cellular model with 128GB of storage is also available for $529.
The new 9.7-inch iPad, which Apple are just calling ‘iPad’ is equipped with an A9 chip and a brighter Retina display to replace the iPad Air 2, which has also been discontinued. The 9.7-inch size will be Apple’s new entry-level model, starting at $329 for 32GB and $429 for 128GB.
The specs of the new 9.7-inch iPad are as follows:
9.7-inch screen with 2,048‑by‑1,536 resolution and 264 PPI.
8-megapixel rear-facing iSight camera.
1.2-megapixel front-facing FaceTime camera.
Two speakers, Lightning connector, 3.5mm headphone jack, Touch ID with Apple Pay, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and Bluetooth 4.2.
From the Sauce,Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing:
“iPad is the world’s most popular tablet. Customers love the large, 9.7-inch display for everything from watching TV and movies, to surfing the web, making FaceTime calls, and enjoying photos, and now it is even more affordable. New customers and anyone looking to upgrade will love this new iPad for use at home, in school, and for work, with its gorgeous Retina display, our powerful A9 chip, and access to the more than 1.3 million apps designed specifically for it.”
The 9.7-inch iPad is available to order beginning Friday, March 24 from Apple.com.