Apple Announces Watch Series 4, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, And iPhone XR
Apple has officially unveiled its 2018 iPhone lineup, yesterday at an event in Cupertino, California. The company unveiled Watch Series 4, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR in this event. Read on to know everything that was announced at the event.
Apple Watch Series 4
In the event held in California yesterday, Apple has officially launched Apple watch series 4. The device features a larger display with smaller bezels. Tim Cook, CEO said that Apple watch has become number One watch in the world – not only among the smartwatches.
Apple COO, Jeff Williams announced that “Apple watch has become an intelligent guardian for your health”. Features of the Apple watch series include 30 percent larger display and “thinner design”. This new watch sports new UI and has 2X faster performance due to its 64-bit processor. It features 50 percent louder speaker and has inbuilt electric heart sensor for ECG app. This device also has an optical heart sensor.
This swim-proof smartwatch comes with Bluetooth 5.0. This watch is redesigned with more detailed complications, including ones from third-party developers such as MLB and Lifesum. Williams said that this dynamic watch uniquely interacts with a larger display such as water face where the bubbles in water splash off to the edges.
Its hardware has been re-engineered with haptic feedback. The next generation accelerometer gyroscope allows Apple watch to detect a fall. When the fall is detected watch sends an alert prompting a user to call emergency services. The amazing feature is that if it senses you are immobile for more than a minute the call will be started automatically. This watch is also capable of detecting a low heart rate.
ECG can be directly taken on watch by putting a finger on the digital crown. All health and fitness is encrypted on-device and in the crown as declared by Williams. This device has a battery life of 18 hours and outdoor workout time of 6 hours. This device is available in Aluminium (space gray, silver, and black) and black (gold, polished black and space black) color variants. It costs $399 for the GPS model and $499 for the cellular model. Preorders start from September 21st.
Apple iPhone XS And iPhone XS Max
Apple has officially announced the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max. The video at the event displayed two sizes, both of them are available in gold, silver and space gray. Fast storage controllers can deliver iPhone storage up to 512 GB. Both of these devices are water resistant, rated IP68. The glass of these devices has been updated to be more durable. The iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max up for pre-order on September 14th and for shipping from September 21st. iPhone Xs costs $999 and iPhone Xs Max costs $ 1099.
iPhone Xs features a 5.8-inch super retina display. iPhone Xs has a camera with improved True Tone flash, the larger sensor in 12 MP wide camera. Front facing 7 MP camera has a faster sensor. Camera quality has improved significantly with new processors and image signal processor. It also features smart HDR with zero shutter lag and exposure adjusting at different intervals of shots. It also has 30 min longer battery life.
iPhone XS Max
iPhone Xs Max features 6.5-inch screen. It features super retina displays, an improved dual camera system that offers breakthrough photo and video features. It sports the first 7- nanometer chip in a smartphone. The A12 Bionic chip with a next-generation Neural engine- faster Face ID, wider stereo sound and a beautiful new gold finish.
It features the largest iPhone battery with 90 minutes longer battery usage. It sports Gigabit-class LTE networking, most number of bands for worldwide roaming and dual SIM support. This phone has reached a new level of splash and water resistance of IP68 for up to 30 minutes and protects against everyday spills including coffee, tea, and soda.
iPhone XR is one of the Apple’s three 2018 flagship iPhones. The iPhone XR comes with slim bezel notched screen with face ID and gestural navigation. This device is available in 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB. It starts at $749. iPhone XR is available for pre-order from October 19th and for shipping from October 26th.
It features a bigger LCD display, called as Liquid Retina by Apple. Though this phone is not waterproof like iPhone XS, it offers an hour and a half more battery life than iPhone XS. It has a resolution of 1792 x 828 pixels including True Tone, but it lacks 3D touch. Apple is marketing ‘Haptic Touch’. iPhone XR features faster face ID recognition.
It also comes with the A12 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine. It sports a new 12 MP single camera. In this device software algorithms are used to create portrait mode effect even though it does not have two separate lenses. It has the same depth control features as iPhone XS.