iPhone 8(+) Apple has discontinued the product red iPhone 8 after five months

tonybarnaby

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Not being an Apple apologist, but you had 5 months to buy it. And I am positive it’s available both new and used on places like swappa and eBay. Probably cheaper than Apple sold it for at msrp.
 
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wulfin

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I would LOVE a red xsm.. sadly I don’t have the patience. But since I’m putting a case on it anyways, it most likely wouldn’t even be seen.
 

doboy

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I have a 7+ red that’s been discontinued after ~6 mo and I actually like it. More rare :)
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Oh god I know. March seems to be the new regular product red offer. I’m gonna wait it out.
Not likely will happen since they didn’t do it for the X and Xr already comes with one.
 

1080p

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Well... I am not sure how much of the proceeds on each sale goes to AIDS research, but maybe the $100 price drop on each unit makes it harder to make that donation... So only the current gen gets it? I remember back in the day, the Product Red iPods were priced $20 if I am not mistaken. Apple has to please the shareholders with profit first....
 

squidkitten

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Check local Apple Stores if you happen to be anywhere near one! My friend got hers yesterday from their remaining in-store stock. SE's and the 6s and other discontinued phones might still be in stores until they sell out, too? I know it's not possible for everyone to get to a store, though.
 

kasakka

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Well... I am not sure how much of the proceeds on each sale goes to AIDS research, but maybe the $100 price drop on each unit makes it harder to make that donation... So only the current gen gets it? I remember back in the day, the Product Red iPods were priced $20 if I am not mistaken. Apple has to please the shareholders with profit first....
They are already pleasing shareholders just fine. I think they could do a lot of good with the huge pile of money are sitting on for both consumer satisfaction and charity. I think the product RED phones look really good so I would love to see them as a standard option for all of their phones. Slap a tiny bit higher price tag on it and people will gladly pay it if that price difference goes to a good cause.
 

MICHAELSD

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It’s probably because the red XR has essentially the same design. Also it was a special edition phone.
 

Relentless Power

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Oh god I know. March seems to be the new regular product red offer. I’m gonna wait it out.
You Might be waiting. Because I don’t know necessarily that Apple will offer the XS Product red. Especially being that the XR already offers Product red, I doubt Apple will conflate the two colors between both iPhone models.
 
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