Apple to sell special edition of iPhone 7 in India from April

This is a way for the tech company to recognize its partnership with (RED), which was founded by U2's Bono and Bobby Shriver in 2016 to help people and businesses team up to fight AIDS.

Apple is celebrating its 10-year partnership with Red, an organisation that aims to combat Aids by launching special red variants of its iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

The red iPhone 7 starts at HKD$6,388, and the plus at HKD$7,388.

Apple has doubled the current iPhone SE storage from 16GB to 32GB, and from 64GB to 128GB.

Apple unveiled a new iPad on Tuesday starting at $329, introducing a lower-cost model of its tablet to boost sales.

Apple hasn't said how much of the product gives back, though it has apparently donated $130 million Dollars in corporate donations throughout its ten year relationship with (RED).

If you've been thinking about treating yourself to something new and are intrigued by Apple's announcements, here are some things to consider before you buy.

Available in both 128GB and 256GB configurations, the special edition iPhone 7 (RED) is basically the same iPhone 7 but with a striking new red skin and an altruistic bent, with each purchase helping support HIV/AIDS prevention and research.

Both special edition models are available worldwide beginning Friday, March 24, and start shipping to customers by the end of March in the U.S. 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. But the iPad Pro line - it starts at $599 plus $149 for a keyboard and $99 for a pencil - carries a higher price tag than some laptops.

RED iPhone will be available to order online worldwide and in stores from March 24.

The new 9.7-inch iPad is actually a bit thicker than the iPad Air 2; its case is about the size of the original iPad Air, but it has a much cheaper price tag, starting at $329 for 32GB of storage (or £339 in the U.K.).

The iPad will feature a 9.7-inch screen, A9 processing chip and up to 10 hours of battery life.

The new app, called Clips, lets users add captions and speech bubbles to videos and share them on social networks such as Facebook, Instagram or Apple's own messaging app, where videos can be sent to contacts with a single tap.

  • Arturo Norris


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