Chinese Mobile Dealer Teases Possible 'Red' Color Option for iPhone 7

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    Chinese phone dealer and ecommerce site Taobao has posted a teasing picture to a Weibo account that suggests a red color option could be appearing imminently for the iPhone 7 and/or iPhone 7 Plus.

    As spotted by French tech blog igen.fr, the image very clearly plays on the possibility, with red dots like marching ants outlining a blank handset among a throng of iPhone 7 Plus devices and the word "Ready?" underneath with the letters r, e, and d highlighted in red.

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    Japanese blog Mac Otakara has claimed Apple will host a March event to debut its new iPad Pro lineup, an iPhone SE with 128GB storage, new Apple Watch bands, and a red color option for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. While an event now looks unlikely, it's possible the red color could appear alongside other new products when Apple's online store comes back up within the next couple of hours.

    (Thanks, Anna!)

    Article Link: Chinese Mobile Dealer Teases Possible 'Red' Color Option for iPhone 7
     
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  3. fermat-au macrumors 6502

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    The iPhone is now available in Red — can't involved my ass.
     
  4. dumastudetto macrumors 68040

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    I'm ready!

    Let's do this. Let's break the Apple Store with all our orders.
     
  5. Mactendo macrumors 68000

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    Since the red iPod Touch came out I've said the red iPhone will be a cool thing. Red iPod looks really sexy.
     
  6. nicho macrumors 68020

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    http://weibo.com/tmall - supposed source of picture, completely devoid of said picture.

    also, taobao isn't a "mobile phone dealer"... it's an ecommerce platform like ebay but without the bidding and also... a lot bigger.

    also also, the picture's source isn't taobao, but tmall, a similar ecommerce platform also owned by alibaba.
     
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    Is it confirmed they're ants? Looks like small dots too me.
     
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    Damn that autocorrect!

    I'm a huge fan of Product Red, so let's hope that should this come to fruition that it is also available in the rest of the world.
     
  11. andy.ringwood Suspended

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    Why would anyone buy an iPhone mid-cycle? Makes no sense.
     
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    im still using an iphone 6. in that respect, someone like me looking to eek their purchase out across multiple cycles might not be so bothered about getting it right at the start of the cycle... but may be tempted by something new and fancy, like a red phone.
     
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    They better release the final of iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.14.
     
  15. BeatCrazy macrumors 68000

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    Current phone gets lost, stolen, cracked etc. if I'm Apple, I'd want to smooth out demand, production capacity, and sales volumes via a high-margin, mid-cycle "color" refresh.
     
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    This is going to look awesome! I am always down for new colors! Red iPhone. Yes, please!
     
  18. fermat-au macrumors 6502

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    I have have respect for the Product (RED) program, but was not referencing it here. I my comment was about Apple releasing new products were the major change in aesthetic not technological, Apple move more towards becoming a fashion brand. I purposely didn't spell it RED, as is how a charity styles their brand.
     
  19. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    1) Cheaper than on launch.
    2) They're still really great.
     
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    You missed the point of my quoting you.

    The quote is:

    "Can't innovate anymore, my ass"

    and not

    "Can't involved my ass"

    Not being a pedant, was supposed to be tongue-in-cheek. ;)
     
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    Still very surprised that there is no press event.
     
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    --- Post Merged, Mar 21, 2017 ---
    Red iPhone on Apple.com.
     

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