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Apr 12, 2001

In addition to our standalone articles covering the latest Apple news and rumors at MacRumors, this Quick Takes column provides a bite-sized recap of other headlines about Apple and its competitors on weekdays.

Friday, March 23

1. (PRODUCT)RED edition iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and/or iPhone X very soon? Steve Hemmerstoffer, who runs the OnLeaks account on Twitter, says at least one red-colored iPhone might be released soon. However, he says his source is unverified, so treat this rumor with a dose of skepticism.

(PRODUCT)RED edition iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Take this with a pinch of salt because I got it from a new and therefore still "unverified" source but I heard that new red colored iPhone(s) might be on his way... - Steve H. (@OnLeaks) March 23, 2018

Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang also said Apple may release a (PRODUCT)RED edition of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and/or iPhone X. A year ago this week, Apple unveiled a special (PRODUCT)RED edition of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, so there's certainly some precedence to suggest this rumor may be true.

2. Apple edits iPhone X ad that captured an animation glitch: A week ago, 9to5Mac's Benjamin Mayo noticed the iPhone X ad "Unlock" captured a minor bug causing some text to briefly appear outside of notification bubbles on the lock screen. The bug can be seen in the tweet below or in GIF form over at The Verge.

OMG Apple's latest iPhone X ad includes a shot of the bugged notification bubbles (see thread for explanation)Yes, I did file a radar on this months ago. I think it got closed as dupe. I'm way more concerned that this was signed off for the commercial. - Benjamin Mayo (@bzamayo) March 16, 2018

As it turns out, Apple has quietly edited the video to remove any evidence of the glitch, somehow without re-uploading it to its YouTube channel. The irony is that Apple hasn't fixed the bug in the latest iOS 11.3 beta, but given the attention it has now received, expect that to change soon.

Apple's edited iPhone X ad "Unlock"

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Article Link: Quick Takes: (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X?
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macrumors G5
If Apple says it's red, it's RED! ;)

Besides, when I do a search for "red glass," I get back a ton of matches of apparently red glass. For example...


...and this one...


...which apparently depicts the first guy forced to depend on either Siri or Apple Maps. :eek:

Just kidding: Siri is a perfect virtual assistant in every possible way and Apple Maps never, ever leads me to a wrong destination. Those are tears of joy at the privilege of getting to partake of Siri & Maps;)
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macrumors P6
Oct 1, 2007
X obviously,

the 6 body already had its fun with the (red) -- by that I mean 7/7+

they're probably wanting to move more X units than 8 too, more margin


Jul 16, 2010
Why not just call it “Red” rather than adding the ridiculous “product” prefix?

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macrumors 6502a
Feb 28, 2013
Hahaha they changed the ad!!? Awesome! I did mention in the other post, if we want to improve iOS before a WWDC, all the big media companies should write an article or post a video depicting various bugs. We should share it to them, so that they can make those bugs public. And magically all the bugs will be fixed by Apple... because ... well... their reputation


macrumors demi-god
Aug 1, 2008
Cary, NC
There won’t be no product red iPhone this year it’s a glass back come on

All they have to do is either paint the back side of the glass or tint the glass itself, as they do with the space gray versions.

I'm actually astonished that a company named "apple" doesn't make every product available in a candy apple red color. Seems like an enormous missed opportunity to me.

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macrumors 6502a
Mar 24, 2015
UES, New York
Not sure how credible them silently changing the ad without uploading is. The day Macrumors posted about the ad, people mentioned the message grouping feature in the forum thread. I specifically remember the message being grouped inside of the bubble, and I think the comments about the grouping in the forums would have addressed the broken bubble, if that existed in the ad then.

So, unless this happened before the Macrumors post, I’m calling this false / sarcasm taken seriously by MR.
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macrumors 68000
Nov 16, 2017
I love the look of Product Red, but I don’t see the point when these things are so fragile that they need cases, which you can get in any color you want.
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