As reported by Motherboard, some outlets have even refused to fix iPhone 8 units after last year's iPhone 7 debacle, fearing that Apple would do something similar this year and result in a crowd of angry customers at its doors. Both phones sport a attractive glass enclosure, now in red, with a matching aluminum band and a sleek black front.
The red iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will be available to order online in select countries, such as the US, Canada and Germany on Tuesday. The latest update has killed the touch functionality in the iPhone 8, which were working fine prior to the update. Apple has a number of other red, and PRODUCT (RED) items available on its website.
While the iPhone 8 may not have been the stand-out phone we wanted it to be past year (we would have liked two cameras), the 8 Plus was one of the best you can find. In March of a year ago, Apple also did the same with its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Apple didn't launch a RED iPhone X. Instead, it introduced a RED iPhone X leather folio priced at $99.More news: North Korean Parliament Meets Rubber-Stamp Kim Jong Un's Policies but President Absent
Apple iPhone 8 (RED) - It has 4.7-inch HD LCD Retina IPS display with a resolution of 1334x750 and a pixel density of 336 ppi. It certainly does a better job of hiding them than the space gray iPhone, but the red isn't bright enough to eliminate smudges completely.
Since partnering with (RED) in 2006, Apple has donated more than $160 million to the Global Fund, making it the organization's largest corporate donor. But the scarlet shade is even more gorgeous in glass than it was in the aluminum red that Apple debuted with the iPhone 7 a year ago.More news: US Reps. McKinley, Johnson Blast Facebook CEO Over Ads
Apple Insider says it isn't clear if Apple really intended iOS 11.3 to disable the touch functionality of screens that were repaired by non-Apple shops, or if this is just pure accidental. The 64GB iPhone 8 starts at $699 while the iPhone 8 Plus starts at $799.
American technology major Apple unveiled the special iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus (Product) Red series along with matching accessories.
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The phones affected by the issue are those that were repaired by non-Apple third parties.