Here's Everything New At Apple: iPhone, Apple Watch, iOS And More

Yolanda Curtis
September 13, 2018

As the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR and Apple Watch 4 grabbed the headlines, the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and, most importantly, the iPhone SE quietly disappeared from the firm's website.

But it's also the most expensive iPhone Apple has attempted to sell to date.

CEO Tim Cook showed off the iPhone XS Max, which has a bigger screen than the one on last year's dramatically designed model, the iPhone X. It'll cost about $1,100, topping the iPhone X, which at $1,000 seemed jaw-dropping at the time.

The iPhone Xs has the same size 5.8-inch OLED display as the iPhone X, but Apple says the phone's "Super Retina" display packs more pixels and 60 percent greater dynamic range than its predecessor. This one will cost nearly $1,100, topping last year's iPhone X, which at $1,000 seemed jaw-dropping at the time.

The iPhone Xr will come in white, black, blue, coral, yellow, and Product Red. The iPhone XR will be coming to India in October, with sales starting from 26th October.


Apple took the wraps off of its long-rumored Apple Watch Series 4, which features a revamped design and an edge-to-edge display that lets you see more content at once.

The iPhone Xr comes in three storage configurations: 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. Even with all this power, iPhone XR lasts up to an hour and a half longer than iPhone 8 Plus.

The iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max keep the iPhone X thin-bezel body style with display notch for front-facing cameras and sensors.

Apple's event was held at the Steve Jobs Theater in its new circular headquarters in Cupertino, California, named after the company's co-founder who wowed the world with the first iPhone in 2007.

The flying elephant of the new lot is the iPhone Xs Max, which sounds like it could be a new flavor of Mountain Dew, or perhaps an extreme sport.


This bigger display will allow for richer, more customizable watch faces, which you can outfit with new complications including your favorite contacts and multiple time zones. However, the XR loses out on 3D Touch and relies on Taptic Feedback for launching the camera or the flashlight. It's a "6-core CPU", with two performance cores and four for efficiency.

Other features and specs of the phone include IP67 water resistance, the new A12 Bionic chip, Face ID, LTE Advanced, Dual SIM, and iOS 12.

All three new models join the iPhone X in getting rid of the home button to make room for more screen. The Xr also has also has a single-lens rear camera instead of dual lenses, so it can't do optical zoom, though it still offers the depth control and portrait mode features of its pricier siblings.

When it comes to the optics, the XR has to make do with a single 12MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture, supported by OIS.

Apple just announced that its lower-cost iPhone is officially known as the iPhone XR.


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