Are you waiting for a red iPhone release date before you upgrade? A new report claims the red iPhone is just around the corner and it could be in your pocket before summer.
While many buyers are waiting for a red iPhone 8, it looks like we could see a red iPhone 7 release date this Spring alongside new iPads.
Signs point to a March Apple event where the company will unveil new iPads and potentially two important iPhone updates. One of these updates could be more storage for the iPhone SE, and the other could finally add a new iPhone color to the mix.
Apple is willing to add new iPhone colors to the mix, but it can complicate a release. The Jet Black iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus supply was critically low in the fall, and when the company added Gold and Rose Gold in the past it was very hard to find for months after the release.
The hassles of keeping a new color in stock during a busy fall launch give more credibility to the rumors that Apple is preparing to announce a red iPhone at a Spring event.
Macotakara reports that the Red iPhone 7 is coming at this event. It is not clear if this is a Product (RED) iPhone 7 or if it is simply a red iPhone 7. Apple is heavily involved in Product (RED) and includes a number of iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch accessories that are sold with a portion of profits going to charity.
While Macotakara doesn’t have a perfect track record with Apple rumors the publication’s history is above average.
If true, we expect to see the red iPhone go on sale shortly after the event. if Apple delivers a new iPhone color in the Spring it could help with sales through the summer as Apple faces increased competition from the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the LG G6.
New iPhone 8 Design to Enable Features
Everyone wants a new iPhone 8 design, but most people don't know what changes they actually want. We're leading off our iPhone 8 feature wish list with a new iPhone 8 design because it is a key part of enabling new iPhone 8 features.
After sticking with a very similar design for three years there is an expectation of major changes for the 2017 iPhone and here are the things we would love to see Apple do with a new design.
Shrink the overall size of the iPhone 7 Plus without lowering the screen size. Apple could do this by shrinking the bezels on the sides and bottom of the iPhone some to offer a smaller overall package. The latest leak from Apple shows how this could happen.
Apple could choose to change where you use Touch ID and how the home button works in new ways to make this happen. The latest designs don't show a home button. We could see a change to Touch ID or a switch to face unlocking.
We definitely don't want a phone that is slim just to be slim, especially not at the price of battery life, but there is something to be said about an iPhone 8 design that trims some fat.
The Jet Black iPhone 7 feels different than all the other colors. While it is more susceptible to scratches it is easier to grip, which is something we can definitely see Apple add to the new iPhone 8.
KGI Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kou predicts the iPhone 8 design will look include an all glass front and back with stainless steel metal on the edges of premium models. This could come together for an iPhone 8 design that looks like a cross between the iPhone 4s and the Jet Black iPhone 7.