Apple September 12 event wrap-up: new iPhones, Apple Watch, and more

How to watch Apple's 2018 iPhone keynote announcement - Stream, schedule, info

We were shown the all-new Apple Watch Series 4, the iPhone Xs, and Apple's new flagship device, the Xs Max.

Apple has unveiled the 5.8-inch OLED screen iPhone XS, which it says is "the most handsome phone" with a notch Apple has ever made.

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the company's event in Cupertino, at which updated iPhones and a new smartwatch were unveiled.

'These phones really look wonderful, but "iPhone XS Max" is the worst product name Apple has come up with in this century, ' Twitter user @gilbert said.

The watch will be available in 3 aluminum finishes: silver, gold, space gray. The devices are made of surgical grade steel (in case you decide to remove an organ or something?) and the "most durable glass ever in a smartphone", likely Gorilla Glass 6. Apple is calling this "Super Retina".

This includes the $1099 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max, the $999 5.8-inch iPhone XS, and the $749 6.1-inch iPhone XR.

So, when can you get your shakingly impatient hands on Apple's latest trio of phones? This means the phones can withstand up to 30 minutes underwater at a depth up to 2 meters without sustaining permanent damage.

The iPhone XR also sports the same Face ID tech as the iPhone XS. The device kills the 3D touch feature but added some haptic feedback, so the screen vibrates a bit in response to touch.

The real improvement, however, is how its Apple-designed image signal processor (ISP) works. The camera has Smart HDR, 4K video recording up to 60fps and stereo audio recording.

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If you want to connect your wired headphones to your shiny new iPhone, you'll now need to pay £9 for a headphone adapter. It's a personalised version of the Animoji tech it revealed a year ago. It also has a four-core graphics processing unit that is up to 50 percent faster than the GPU on the A11. It is also running on the new 7nm A12 Bionic Chip and it retains the same 12MP f/1.8 main camera that's assisted with OIS.

Other analysts have slightly different prices-$699, $969 and $1,069-but all are banking on Apple to raise prices again and deliver more revenue in the year ahead.

"Introducing dual SIMs in all markets is a bold move by Apple and something that will give mobile operators a lot to think about".

You will be able to pre-order the handset from 19 October, with shipping a week later.

The iPhone Xs and Xs Max will be available for preorder starting Friday and in stores (for a moment, at least) on September 21. That's the magic of aspect ratios: The XR's screen is taller and narrower and goes right up to the edge of the phone, with the infamous notch at the top, so Apple can quote 6.1 inches while making a physically smaller phone.

To differentiate itself from the iPhone XS series, the XR gets the iPhone 5C treatment with a choice of six colours, namely Blue, White, Black, Yellow, Coral and Red. The part I didn't understand until I held one is that the phone's overall shape is actually very similar to last year's iPhone 8 Plus.

Moving to the camera, both the iPhones will have two 12-MP cameras one of which will be a telephoto lens and the other will be a wide-angle lens. The iPhone remains its biggest product, and the company is ready to make it even bigger.

The front camera can also be used for Portrait Mode selfies. The difference between the XR and the XS comes primarily in the screen, camera, and modem. You can preorder it beginning October 19, and shipping begins October 26.

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