Apple launches (PRODUCT) RED bumper for iPhone
Apple has added a (PRODUCT) RED option to their usual selection of iPhone 4/iPhone 4S bumpers, available through the Apple Store. Other than the color and the charity associated with it, and with which Apple has had a longstanding relationship, the bumper is identical to the previous colors first launched with the iPhone 4 in 2010 and updated for compatibility in 2011.
9to5Mac's Mark Gurman first reported the story last night, and as he pointed out, the timing is odd:
If and when the iPhone 5 is announced on September 12, if Apple stays with recent patterns, the iPhone 4S should drop to $99 on contract.
The real question here, however, is why did it take Apple over 26 months to add a (PRODUCT) RED bumper to the product line?
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