Apple launches new iPhone Xs, Xs max, Xr and Apple watch series 4
Apple has launched the 2018 lineup of iPhones. Apple has followed its previous year’s suit by launching 3 new iPhones. Namely, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR. The tech giant also announced the new Apple watch series 4 with a bigger and sharper display.
Apple watch 4
The new Apple Watch Series 4 models sport over 30% larger display panels, and now measuring 40mm and 44mm. New Watch faces are also in play, with more customisations to help connect with favourite contacts. The Digital Crown has been re-engineered for more accurate control of apps, and the speaker is now 50% louder. The smartwatch now processes data up to eight time faster, and will be able to detect when the user falls.
The Series 4 models will have an integrated ECG chip to help monitor the heart rate better and the back casing with black ceramic and sapphire crystal will let users take an electrocardiogram anytime, anywhere. This, Apple claims, is the first ECG product offered over-the-counter to consumers. The battery life of the device remains 18 hours.
Apple iPhone Xs and Xs Max
The S-variant of their iPhone X. Apple last year brought a revolution with its devices. The iPhone X sported a 5.8inch OLED panel with retina display and the smallest chin possible.
While the iPhone X was critically acclaimed for both the design and performance. The new devices The Xs and Xs Max a step ahead. Tim Cook referred the new iPhones as ” best iPhone they have ever made”. The new iPhones feature the OLED with the new Super-retina display.
The new iPhones have two screen options a 5.8-inch version in the normal edition and 6.5-inch version both featuring a 2K panel. The Xs models have a Faster facial recognition and enhanced stereo sound.
Powering the two iPhone Xs models is the A12 Bionic SoC, the first chip in the industry made on the 7nm process. It has a hexa-core CPU and quad-core GPU, and a neural engine, and will deliver 15% faster application processing than last year’s A11 chip, Apple claims. The GPU, on the other hand, is 50 percent faster this time around, and AI processing, as well as AR gaming and tracking without a sensor, are also better. CoreML runs nine times faster with 1/10th the energy now.
In the Camera department, there are two 12-megapixel sensors on the back, one wide-angle camera (f/1.8 aperture) and the other a telephoto camera (f/2.4 aperture). Both have 6-element lenses, and optical image stabilisation, and the former has 1.4-micron pixels and Focus Pixels tech. The front camera setup features a 7-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture, an IR camera, and a dot projector for 3D facial detection.
Apple iPhone Xr
This device sports a 6.1-inch LCD display with 1292×828-pixel resolution with Apple’s new Liquid Retina display, but no 3D Touch on this device. It has a single camera setup with a 12-megapixel sensor, 6-element lens, f/1.8 aperture, and Focus Pixels.
The smartphone runs on the same A12 Bionic SoC that powers the flagship iPhone Xs models. Face ID, touch to wake up, aerospace-grade aluminium body, and dual-SIM functionality have been announced for the new iPhone Xr.
Price and Availablity
For the Apple watch 4, the GPS model starts at $399, the variant with cellular network begins at $499, and the Apple watch 3 starts at $279. Pre-orders begin September 14, and shipping starts September 21. watchOS 5 will begin rolling out on September 17.
For the Apple iPhone Xs and Xs max, Both the models come in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB options. The iPhone Xs price starts at $999, while the iPhone Xs Max starts at $1,099. It will go on sale for the first time on September 21, and will hit the Indian market on September 28.
For the iPhone Xr, It will come in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB storage options, and the iPhone Xr price begins at $749. Pre-orders start on October 19, and shipping begins on October 26.