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A red iPhone is here and it's not a prank

22 Mar 2017 | By Anish Chakraborty
Apple's (RED) Iphone is here to support charity

A limited edition red iPhone is coming very soon to the market.

This limited edition phone is being introduced in association with a charity called (RED) and the money gathered from it will be used to fight the war against AIDS.

These red iPhones will hit the market on March 24 worldwide and will come in 128GB and 256GB variants.

In context: Apple's (RED) Iphone is here to support charity

22 Mar 2017A red iPhone is here and it's not a prank

FoundationWhat exactly is the (RED) foundation?

The (RED) foundation was founded in 2006 by the U2 headman and singer Bono along with Paul Shriver to fight against the devastating effect of AIDS.

The organization collaborated with major iconic brands to bring about limited edition exclusive products and 50 per cent of the money raised from them goes towards AIDS charity.

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What's under the (RED) iPhone 7's hood?

SpecificationsWhat's under the (RED) iPhone 7's hood?

For iPhone 7 you get 4.7-inch retina display with a 12-megapixel camera with ƒ/1.8 aperture and 4K video recording at 30 fps in the back.

In the front you have a 7-megapixel camera with ƒ/2.2 aperture. It has a fingerprint sensor built into the new Home button and has been rated rated IP67 which means it handle light rain.

SpecificationsWhat's under the (RED) iPhone 7 plus's hood?

For iPhone 7 plus you get 5.5-inch retina display with a dual camera setup of 12-megapixel camera with ƒ/1.8 aperture and ƒ/2.8 aperture capable of Optical zoom at 2x; 6x digital zoom and 4K video recording at 30 fps at the back.

The battery of this phone will last up to 1 hour longer than the battery life of iPhone 6s Plus

CharityA bite of the Apple for the good cause

Apple has been involved in philanthropic activities for decades and is one of the largest corporate donors to the Global Fund.

The Cupertino-based firm has donated around $130 million as part of its partnership with (RED) which it began around 10 years ago, during the early days of the charity's inception.

22 Mar 2017So, what's the pocket pinch?

The iPhone (RED) is going to go on sale for 749 US dollars, if you do the math that is roughly 49,000 rupees.

However, there are chances that with iPhone Trade-Up scheme, you may be able to trade your eligible smartphone and use the credit to cushion the cost of a new iPhone.

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The man behind the Apple brand

Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple was a college drop out, but became one of the youngest people to make it into the Forbes most powerful people list. However, when he died out of cancer he was buried in an unmarked grave.