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Apple on Monday unveiled limited edition (PRODUCT)RED versions of its iPhone 8 and 8 Plus handsets, which became available to pre-order the next day.
The company’s flagship iPhone X, of course, was strikingly absent from this year’s Product(Red) release. But if you’re curious about what such a device could look like, just check out the video below.
The clip, which was mocked up by YouTube channel Concept Creator, shows off an iPhone X and an iPhone X Plus in the signature red tint.
Both the back glass and the stainless steel edges are red, while the front of the device is black — just like this year’s red iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. The color combination looks pretty stunning with the iPhone X’s edge-to-edge display design.
Of course, the likelihood that we’ll see a red iPhone X this year might be low. That’s doubly true for the so-called iPhone X Plus, which is expected to be unveiled this fall alongside a direct iPhone X successor.
There haven’t been any reputable rumors to indicate a (PRODUCT)RED iPhone X is on the docket this year. While some reports suggest that Apple could still launch a gold iPhone X, it would have made sense to unveil that device alongside the red iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. (Though that doesn’t mean that Apple can’t surprise us with a mid-year iPhone X release.)
Apple routinely unveils (PRODUCT)RED versions of its handsets, typically as a mid-lifecycle release. Because of that, it stands to reason that the company could launch a red iPhone X successor and iPhone X Plus around this time next year.
From most reports, there isn’t going to be a direct successor to the iPhone 8 this year. The closest we’ll get is a 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, which is also rumored to sport Face ID and an edge-to-edge display design. While Apple could certainly launch three RED devices next year, it might make more sense to simply debut a (PRODUCT)RED iPhone X and iPhone X Plus.
In other words, just think of the concept as a good idea of what next year’s PRODUCT(RED) release could look like.
(PRODUCT)RED is a brand that raises awareness and funds to combat AIDS and HIV in several African countries. Along with Apple, a handful of other high-profile firms partner with the brand — including Nike, Coca-Cola and Starbucks.