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(Pocket-lint) - Apple has announced the special edition (Product)Red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and they're available now. Both are black on the front, with red aluminium backs.

The special edition iPhone joins iPhone 8 in space grey, silver and gold. There's no red iPhone X. 

Order the red iPhone 8 from Apple

The handsets will be available in two variants - 64GB for £699/$699 and 256GB for £799/$799. The red iPhone 8 release date is today, Friday 13 April and it's now fully available in store and online. 

Both special edition iPhone 8s are available today in the UK, US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea.

Order the red iPhone from the networks

Vodafone UK is also carrying the new handset. You can get the red iPhone 8 with 16GB of data for the price of 4GB on a Red Extra 16GB plan, which also includes unlimited texts and unlimited minutes for £55 per month (£19 upfront cost). And you can get the red iPhone 8 Plus on the same plan for £63 per month (£29 upfront cost). Order the iPhone 8 from Vodafone UK

You can also get the red iPhone from O2 - starting from £66 per month/£30 upfront. Again you can have it in your hands on Friday. Order the red iPhone from O2 UK

Sky is also offering the red iPhone 8 from £26 a month on Swap24, with 500MB of data and free Unlimited Calls & Texts. Order the red iPhone from Sky Mobile

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Three is offering the red iPhone 8 from £44 a month, £99 upfront. Order the red iPhone 8 from Three or the red iPhone 8 Plus


What else is available in (Red)?

A new (Product)Red iPhone X Leather Folio will be available at £99 (we rather like the look of it) and joins other existing (Product)Red products including Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones, Beats Pill+ Portable Speaker and accessories for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.

These countries will get the red iPhone 8 later in April: Brazil, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE and other countries and regions will follow later in April, with Chile, Colombia, India, Israel, Turkey.

Other countries and regions will follow in May.

Since partnering with (Red) in 2006, Apple has donated more than $160 million from the sale of its related products. 

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Writing by Dan Grabham. Originally published on 9 April 2018.