1. James Falconer's Avatar
    Meant to start a thread on this back when the RED hit us... better late than never!

    What does everyone think of it? For me, personally, if I was in the market for a new iPhone I'd totally consider it. Only thing I don't dig is the white front. Would have loved to have seen it with a black or even red front plate... I know I'm not alone in that! That said, is easy enough to get a skin or something to cover it up, but that seems silly to me.

    Anyways... thoughts, love it or leave it?
    04-05-2017 08:38 PM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Well, I like (not love) it but I think I'd get sick of it after a while and wish it were black. Like you, I'd much prefer a black faceplate.
    04-05-2017 08:45 PM
  3. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I think a red front bezel would have been extreme overkill. I'm sure Apple tried hundreds of different combos and shades of red and through their testing and research. At the end they felt the white front was best with the shade of red they decided on.

    I really like the red iPhone. Had it been released at launch with the iPhone 7 I would have agonized over that and the matte black.
    tifftreads likes this.
    04-06-2017 01:24 AM
  4. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I like it but no where near as much as my matte black.
    04-06-2017 06:00 AM
  5. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I think a red front bezel would have been extreme overkill.
    100% agree here. They were recently talking about it on MacBreak Weekly. Apple doesn't like colored faceplates for design purposes but also a brightly colored faceplate could cause color discrimination (meaning your eyes aren't seeing the colors on the screen correctly).
    BreakingKayfabe likes this.
    04-06-2017 06:07 AM
  6. mumfoau's Avatar
    I think I love it though I won't be getting one.
    04-06-2017 08:08 AM
  7. metalchick719's Avatar
    I love the red but am not wild about the white faceplate or silver border around the Home button. I wouldn't like a red faceplate, though. IMO, that would be TOO much red, but I would love a black faceplate and a red border around the Home button on it.
    04-06-2017 04:52 PM
  8. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Red and black would've been cooler.
    toneofark and tifftreads like this.
    04-06-2017 05:35 PM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I think it's a pretty iPhone, but not for me. Way too much red for my liking...
    04-06-2017 06:12 PM
  10. pr1nce's Avatar
    It's alright, but it's not me at all.
    04-06-2017 09:44 PM
  11. Matty's Avatar
    Anyways... thoughts, love it or leave it?
    Love It

    I think they made the right decision going with the 'Matte Red' colour vs a 'Glossy Red'. I remember when the product red version came out for the iPod touch and i instantly wanted to get one haha. It seems, at least recently, Matte is more popular. Im sure MKBHD will agree with me haha.

    I would also love a Matte White version. Combined with 256GB storage, that would be one awesome bag of tech
    mrluky60 and tifftreads like this.
    04-07-2017 08:53 AM
  12. firedept10's Avatar
    I will have to leave it. I like the red colour but think it would only be a novelty for a short time for me. The part that makes me leave it is the white face. Sorry but Apple needs to make their phones these days with either a black or white face option. Come on Apple, it's 2017.
    Annie_i6s and metalchick719 like this.
    04-07-2017 09:49 AM
  13. Annie_i6s's Avatar
    I will have to leave it. I like the red colour but think it would only be a novelty for a short time for me. The part that makes me leave it is the white face. Sorry but Apple needs to make their phones these days with either a black or white face option. Come on Apple, it's 2017.
    I agree that would be awesome!
    firedept10 and eyecrispy like this.
    04-07-2017 01:28 PM
  14. Retinella's Avatar
    I saw the red iPhone 7 Plus in person (finally!) at the Best Buy in the Mall of America last Sunday and I love that it's a matte red and not shiny. Like others, I hate the white front. If I was in the market for a new iPhone today, I'd get the red iPhone 7 Plus; however, I love my matte black so I see no use in getting the red one.
    04-07-2017 04:19 PM
  15. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Well I don't like the Red color, I like the fact it means they will take some money from the sales to help the RED branding organization.

    Being said that, it HAS TO BE RED + WHITE because those are the colors of the RED Branding, it can't be Red + Any other color.

    If you take a look at their site: https://red.org/ you will be able to see that the only things not red are mostly Gold (even made in that material).

    Because I'm a phone+case guy I won't care about the color if I was after an smartphone right now, I would buy it Red Product for the fact I'm helping some people.
    TwitchyPuppy and Matt Manahan like this.
    04-07-2017 07:28 PM
  16. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    I like it but I'll leave it.

    I fiddled with the Plus, at the Apple Store and gosh it looked gorgeous.

    But. I absolutely wanted the Sea Blue case and the Red iPhone looks ugly with every cases beside black and clear ones.

    Therefore, I got a Rose Gold 7 Plus (that I find prettier, especially combined with the Sea Blue silicone case)
    tifftreads likes this.
    04-08-2017 03:55 PM
  17. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    Love it! Especially love the white glass front with the red, patriotic Canadian colours. My 5C had black glass and I always prefer light colours.
    reeneebob likes this.
    04-08-2017 07:43 PM
  18. Jude526's Avatar
    Red is my favorite color and it's beautiful. White front tho is best on it. I had originally thought maybe black but changed my mind. I have the rose gold and love it. I do have a red Tumi leather case so when I am feeling in a red mood I will use it. I have a bunch of cases. Case mate Kate Spade and Tumi. Love the bling. Love the rose gold. Elegant
    04-08-2017 10:59 PM
  19. badelhas's Avatar
    Love it! Especially love the white glass front with the red, patriotic Canadian colours. My 5C had black glass and I always prefer light colours.
    To be honest I believe black front would look much better, but it's a matter of taste, of course.

    Cheers
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    04-09-2017 01:55 AM
  20. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    To be honest I believe black front would look much better, but it's a matter of taste, of course.

    Cheers
    It's more of a contrast with the white, I think it stands out better than black. I remember when phones were just black, there was a time when cars were only black. Colour is a wonderful thing......BUT......

    As for the all black jet black iPhone I like that model too.

    But with red I think white goes with it better. I wonder why Apple went with white and red.

    Also curious why Apple would introduce a new colour on the iPhone when the next model is due to come out.
    reeneebob likes this.
    04-09-2017 02:31 AM
  21. badelhas's Avatar
    It's more of a contrast with the white, I think it stands out better than black. I remember when phones were just black, there was a time when cars were only black. Colour is a wonderful thing......BUT......

    As for the all black jet black iPhone I like that model too.

    But with red I think white goes with it better. I wonder why Apple went with white and red.

    Also curious why Apple would introduce a new colour on the iPhone when the next model is due to come out.
    Why do you think? To milk us a little more

    Cheers
    04-09-2017 03:07 AM
  22. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    Why do you think? To milk us a little more

    Cheers
    I'm thinking the iPhone 8 must be pretty spectacular to use up red on the old 7
    04-09-2017 03:10 AM
  23. willboyce's Avatar
    Red is beautiful.
    I have Matt black.
    I got red easyskins uk.
    Had it 2 weeks and going to go gloss white later today.
    Fed up with red already
    Shyuan likes this.
    04-09-2017 05:08 AM
  24. badelhas's Avatar
    Red is beautiful.
    I have Matt black.
    I got red easyskins uk.
    Had it 2 weeks and going to go gloss white later today.
    Fed up with red already https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...e69e23b8b6.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...79a8930e48.jpg
    Glossy dosent look had good in my humble opinion. Matte is not so flashy.

    Cheers
    04-10-2017 04:22 AM
  25. bakron1's Avatar
    I like the new red model, at first I had reservations, but it grew on my after a friend of mine bought one and I seen it in person.
    04-11-2017 03:27 PM
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