Red Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be sold in China; Motorola tells Apple it did red first

Yesterday, when Apple introduced the PRODUCT(RED) Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus, not much was said about selling the phones in China. Thanks to a report out of China that was released earlier today, we now know that the special edition handsets will be launched in the country this coming Friday, the same date that they will be released in the U.S. A portion of the revenue goes toward AIDS research.

Overall, in China Apple will offer 73,410 units of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in red. The phones, which were shipped into the country starting in the beginning of this month, are …


Score a $300 gift card from Target with the purchase of an iPhone 7 with monthly payments

One of our loyal PhoneArena readers has sent us some information pertaining to a special deal taking place at Target (or Tar-Jay for those in the higher tax brackets). From March 26th to April 1st, those purchasing an Apple iPhone 7 or Apple iPhone 7 Plus at Target using a monthly device financing plan, will receive a $300 gift card from the retailer. The handsets are available to subscribers of Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.

According to a newspaper ad that will be used to promote the deal, Target will also be running a sale on the Apple Watch Series 1. Starting at $199.99, Apple’s intelligent …

One more thing: Apple colors six new iPhone 7 cases to match your fresh Watch bands

Just as expected, Apple resorted to a simple press release today to announce a bunch of upgrades and add-ons to its existing product lines. The iPad franchise got a brand new 9.7-incher with Apple’s lowest starting price of $329 ever, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus got a special red edition treatment, the iPad mini and iPhone SE got upgraded storage for the same prices, the Apple Watch received new straps, but there is one more thing.

What if you got one of the new Apple Watch bands, but the official iPhone 7 and 7 Plus case you are rocking doesn’t match its exact …

So, how do you find that Red iPhone 7?

Today, Apple silently launched a new iPad, and also started offering the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus duo in a flaming red color. The latter is a part of the Product Red campaign — a part of the profits go towards AIDS relief efforts. This pretty much means that the iPhone 7 brought 3 new colors to the iPhone line — Black, Jet Black, and now Red.

You can only get the red color if you opt for a 128 GB or 256 GB storage tier of your chosen device — just like Jet Black, Apple is treating this as a more “premium” finish. The handset has a silver Apple logo on its back and a white front — a color …

The beautiful Product Red iPhone 7 will silently make the world a better place. Here's how

You might remember the Product Red iPod from a few years ago. There was also the one-of-a-kind red Mac Pro, which didn’t gather as much consumer attention, but in 2013 it sold at an auction for $977,000. In fact, there was also the (RED) desk, designed by Jony Ive and sold at that same auction for $1.685 million. Now we have the red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. But what is this all about? Some people might already know the answer, but in case you haven’t been following Apple for that long, let us explain why the red Apple products are so special, and why that simple desk …

Can't wait for the new red iPhones? Achieve the crimson look with these 7 cases for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Apple has lived up to the tradition of closing its online store in order to update it with new products, and this morning, Cupertino unveiled a new iPad model alongside two red-colored variants of last year’s flagship models – the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. 
Although these crimson versions do not offer any software or hardware improvements compared to the iPhones from September of 2016, their unusual shade certainly catches the eye and will undoubtedly attract the attention of many consumers. Most importantly, they are part of Apple’s (PRODUCT)RED …

Custom-painted iPhone 7 Plus gives off vintage Mac vibes, costs 2 grand

ColorWare, a company that specializes in creating custom-made electronic devices and skins, has come up with something that will go on the wishlist of every fan of vintage Apple computers – an iPhone 7 Plus that oozes 80’s Mac charm.

Just like retro Macs, however, this sweet-looking iPhone is also on the pricey side – currently going for $1,899, it coincidentally costs about as much as a complete in box Macintosh 128K.

The iPhone 7 Plus Retro, as ColorWare calls it, is a SIM free unlocked model with 256GB of on-board storage, and will be …

The Kuke iPhone 7 battery case could be a smarter choice than Apple's bulging monstrosity

Remember Apple’s own iPhone battery case? You probably don’t want to. That one was a winner in off-putting aesthetics. It’s the sole modern-era Apple product that nobody of note ever copied, which speaks volumes. So what do you do if you want an iPhone 7 battery case that’s not an utter eyesore? Usually, one gets whatever Mophie has in store, but other interesting alternatives to Mo’s generally solid products do show up from time to time.

The Kuke, for example, looks quite promising – it’s a sturdy case that packs a 2400mAh backup battery and a microSD slot for up to 256GB of additional …

Samsung Galaxy S8 pre-orders reportedly starting on April 7

Samsung has already confirmed it will unveil the Galaxy S8 duo on March 29, but we’re still debating on when exactly pre-orders will open for the flagships.

It looks like the Korean media got an answer directly from Samsung, so the date you want to save on your calendar is April 7. Both Galaxy S8 and S8+ are supposed to be available for pre-order in South Korea starting April 7.

While the pre-order period will end on April 17, the smartphones will only make their debut on the market on April 21. The Korean media reports Samsung will hold pre-launch events …

iPhone 7, Galaxy S7 and other major flagship phones lose to cheap phones in this one key area

I have been reviewing some affordable phones recently and it dawned on me: all these phones had one thing in common. And it was not just the price tag. The phones that I was looking at were the new Samsung A series, a couple of even cheaper Lenovo phones, the Honor series and a few other similar devices. They were all very different, yet they were all similar in one aspect.
Amazing battery life.
No matter their software version, no matter their interface, it almost seemed like a norm: an affordable phone would come …