Apple Unveils The iPhone Xs
19 September, 2018 | Technology
Apple’s September 2018 event was huge! Apple’s CEO Tim Cook took to the stage to unveil three new iPhones and a new Apple Watch.
Here’s everything you need to know about Apple’s latest major announcements:
iPhone Xs and Xs Max
The iPhone Xs (pronounced “Ten Es”) is a 5.8-inch, edge to edge iPhone with a minimal bezel and if that screen isn’t big enough for you, there’s also the iPhone Xs Max.
The iPhone Xs Max has the biggest iPhone display ever, measuring in at 6.5-inches, the same size as the iPhone 8 Plus but with an edge to edge screen.
Both devices are encased in “durable glass” to protect those iPhone screens, and also has greater water and dust resistance than its predecessors. The new iPhones are said to be able to survive water up to two metres deep for up to 30 minutes!
They also use Face ID to unlock the devices (just like the iPhone X), come with dual-lens cameras and 4K video. The camera is better all over with multiple upgrades.
The iPhone comes in a massive 512GB of storage, as well as 64GB and 256GB versions.
Both iPhones are powered by Apple’s new A12 bionic chip, which can process 5 trillion operations per second! This means the iPhone Xs will be significantly faster.
The iPhone Xs starts at £999 for 64GB, going up to £1,349 for the 512GB.
The iPhone Xs Max starts at £1,099 for 64GB, going up to £1,449 for the 512GB.
And they will be available in gold, silver and space grey.
The iPhone XR is Apple’s new “affordable” iPhone, which won’t be available until October 26th.
The device features a 6.1-inch LCD screen, has Face ID and a better battery than the iPhone 8.
It comes in a range of colours including red, yellow, white, orange, black and blue.
The iPhone XR prices start at £749.
Apple Watch Series 4
Tim Cook kicked off the event by unveiling the new, bigger Apple Watch. The Series 4 comes with a bigger display and a smaller bezel which means the display is 30% bigger than previous Apple Watches and also features curved edges.
It has a better microphone and speaker; which Apple says is twice as loud as previous models making it easier to make phone calls and make commands to Siri.
The watch comes in two sizes 40mm and 44mm (slightly bigger than the Series 3).
It has also had several upgrades including a new dual core 64-bit processor which gives twice the performance speed.
The new Apple Watch has had a few health upgrades as well. The watch will now notify you when your heart rate is too low or if your heart rhythm is irregular. It can also tell if you’ve fallen over which will trigger an option to make an emergency call.
It can also take an ECG (electrocardiogram) based on the electrical activity of your heart.
Prices start at £399 for the GPS version and £499 for the GPS + Cellular model.