Apple is making big changes to the iPhone line-up in 2018 and the company will push prices higher to achieve it. But now an internal memo reveals Apple will add new iPhone models as early as next week… The ever-reliable MacRumors has attained an internal memo from Virgin Mobile stating Apple will launch its hotly anticipated limited edition (PRODUCT)RED versions of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The memo also states Virgin Mobile will add the models to its inventory on Monday suggesting pre-orders could begin within the next 24 hours.

The news also lines up with information we have been hearing from reliable industry insiders Jun Zhang of Rosenblatt Securities, Steve Hemmerstoffer aka OnLeaks and Benjamin Geskin who have all been stating (PRODUCT)RED editions were being prepared for imminent release. But there’s one surprising omission: Virgin Mobile makes no mention of a (PRODUCT)RED iPhone X. This is with good reason. I have been able to confirm from my own sources that Apple will not add this color to (and therefore make charitable contributions from) the iPhone X.  ‘Why’ remains unknown. It is worth remembering the iPhone X currently only comes in Silver and Space Gray, not the Gold also offered on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, so Apple has deliberately curtailed color options up to this point. Talk of a gold iPhone X edition also remains strong so it may be that is Apple’s preferred route in time.