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Apple to release red iPhone 8 this week

2018/04/16 14:23

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SEOUL, April 16 (Yonhap) -- U.S. tech giant Apple Inc. said Monday it will start sales of its red edition of the iPhone 8 smartphone in South Korea this week, with the proceeds partially being used to fight AIDS.

The country's three mobile carriers -- SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp. -- will release the red phone Tuesday. The price tag on the new edition will be the same as the original version.

The price tag on the 64-gigabyte edition of the iPhone 8 stands at 946,000 won (US$880), with that of the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus with the same capacity reaching 1.07 million won.

The red edition of the iPhone 8 was first released in the United States, China and Britain last week.

The new iPhone is anticipated to compete with LG Electronics Inc.'s G7 ThinQ, which will be showcased in May.

colin@yna.co.kr

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