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Last week, Apple released its awaited new iPad along with the bold new red iPhone 7. While the iPhone 8 is expected to hit the market sometime in early fall of 2017, the introduction of another iPhone 7 is a bit of a gimmick on Apple’s part, but it does come with good intentions.

Here are 4 things to know about the newest edition to iPhone 7 family:

1) Buying it Supports AIDS Research

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Apple hasn’t yet released how much money from each purchase of a red iPhone 7 will go towards AIDS research, but a portion will. Sales of the smartphone are being done in collaboration with RED , an organization that raises money to fight HIV/AIDS for The Global Fund .

RED has been around for 10 years, and aims to completely eliminate the transmission of HIV/AIDS from moms to their babies . It was founded in 2006 by U2’s Bono and Bobby Shriver, and it makes it easier for businesses to sell products and have proceeds go towards supporting HIV/AIDS work backed by The Global Fund.

RED states on its website that the money raised is used to finance HIV/AIDS grants throughout Africa in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, and Zambia, specifically. So far, the money raised has impacted the lives of around 90 million people.

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The Global Fund has generated $465 million to support working towards eradicating HIV as well as TB and malaria from the world.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an interview with Forbes, "Ten years ago there were 1,200 babies being born a day with HIV, and that’s now dropped to 400. So there’s been a lot of progress but we still have work to do to get to an AIDS-free generation by 2020, though we are on target, it’s within our sights.”

Of course, you don’t have to buy a red iPhone to support AIDS/HIV research. You can donate directly to The Global Fund through the United Nations Foundation by visiting its website .

2) Apart from Its Colour, the Red iPhone is the Same as Other iPhone 7s

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Everything about the new red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is the same on the inside, as other versions of the iPhone 7 .

3) If You Don’t Like the White Screen, You Can Change It to Black

This isn’t an official Apple feature, but theverge.com notes that some smartphone users have become so accustomed to using a black front screen, that dealing with a white one, like that found on the red iPhone, is a little jarring.

If you find yourself feeling this way, the site has a simple recommendation: get an affordable black screen protector. You’ll feel right at home. The home button will still be white of course, but it won’t bite.

4) There Isn’t a 32GB Model

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The red iPhone 7 only comes in 128GB or 256GB , so if you don’t want the extra space, be aware of what you might be getting.

Sellers and Prices

You can now order a red iPhone 7 directly from Apple online, and at select retailers. Apple says it will start shipping the product by the end of March.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition is available for two prices: the 128GB version is going for $1029 (CAD) and the 256GB, for $1179.