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Apple’s new red iPhone has an ugly side

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I love the color red. Here are many things that are red in the world that are wonderful:

  • Tomatoes
  • Tomato ketchup
  • Fire trucks
  • Ronald McDonald’s hair
  • London buses
  • YouTube
  • Netflix
  • Ferrari cars
  • Stop signs
  • Rudolph’s nose
  • Mr potato head’s nose
  • The red nose, nose

Anyway, you get my point. Red things are generally pretty good and are red for a reason. That’s why I was excited to learn that Apple is creating a special red iPhone, and partnering with Product Red to fight AIDS worldwide. It sounded pretty awesome, until I realized the red iPhone isn’t red.

First things first, the red iPhone is “red” at the back, but it’s really crimson instead of the red you’d expect. It’s a deeper red than a coke can, but I’m ok with that because it’s a red iPhone. Imagine my shock when I learned that the red iPhone isn’t really a red iPhone at all, though. The front of the iPhone is WHITE.

Now, I understand this is in keeping with the white found on the Product Red iPod Touch, but white on an iPod (that’s known for being white) makes total sense. White on such a deep red iPhone makes zero sense. Thankfully, Benjamin Geskin (who loves making product renders) has created a red and black version of the red iPhone 7.

It reminds me of the U2 iPod, but the combination is far nicer than red and white. Ultimately I’d love to see a true red iPhone with barely any bezels, but a white and red iPhone definitely isn’t for me. Drake knows what’s up:


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