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Red iPhone 8 may go public within the week, insiders and experts say

/ 01:43 PM April 09, 2018

The limited edition red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus released in 2017. Image: Apple

Special edition red iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models may be heading for a release within the week, according to industry insiders and experts.

An internal memo from mobile carrier Virgin Mobile stated that red iPhone 8 and 8 Plus smartphones would be placed in its inventory system starting April 9. This will be in conjunction with a launch announcement from Apple, as exclusively reported by MacRumors.

Mark Gurman, who covers Apple products for Bloomberg News, also believes the new iPhones should come out within the week.

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Image: Twitter/@markgurman

This new information coincides with previous reports from Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang and Steve Hemmerstoffer of OnLeaks, which hinted at upcoming red-colored iPhones.

Image: Twitter/@OnLeaks

Apple also released a limited edition red version of the iPhone 7 in March 2017.

Image: Apple

The memo further states there will be pre-orders for the new red iPhones. This suggests that the red iPhone 8 may not be available to ship immediately. Customers may need to wait until the end of April or later to get their hands on a new red iPhone. Alfred Bayle/JB

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