Friday, 21 September, 2018

Apple announces 3 new iPhones, a new watch, not much else

How to watch Apple's 2018 iPhone keynote announcement - Stream, schedule, info Apple appears to have leaked the names of three new iPhones on its own website
Roberta Sherman | 14 September, 2018, 10:02

Apple introduced its largest iPhone ever and a new line of watches that can detect heart problems on Wednesday as it looks to get users to upgrade to more expensive devices in the face of stagnant global demand for smartphones.

The iPhone Xr is perhaps the biggest change in the company's line-up: The device is meant to replace the iPhone 8 as an option for more budget-conscious buyers, but lends its looks from the iPhone X. It features a 6.1 inch LED edge-to-edge LED screen with a resolution of 1792 by 828 pixels and a pixel density of 326 ppi. It shares similar qualities as the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max, but there's a reason why it's $250 cheaper than the Xs. That size, The Verge noted, also makes it one of the largest phones across the entire market. With the XR, which was until recently rumoured to be the XC, the physical home button on iPhones has now officially been consigned to history.

Apple is calling it a Liquid Retina HD display and they say it's the most advanced LCD in the industry.

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. Both the Xs phones and the Xr can adjust depth of field after a photo has been taken, which is a neat trick. The XS will start from $999 in the USA and €1,149 ($1,226) in Germany. The phone comes in three different storage sizes-64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB-and will be available in six finishes: black, white, red, yellow, blue, and coral. Or skinny jeans? Unfortunately, Apple didn't update its 4-inch iPhone SE with a new processor and camera.

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The last time Apple launched a lower-cost version of the iPhone was the iPhone 5c in 2013, when it took the innards of the previous generation's iPhone 5 and wrapped it in a plastic body.

iPhone XR price: How much does the iPhone XR cost?

The Series Four will start at $599.

United Kingdom mobile network O2 has announced that it will also be accepting preorders for the Xs and Xs Max from 14 September, with iPhone XR preorders opening on 19 September.

A tricked-out iPhone XS Max costs more than a MacBook
What this allows Apple to do is to collect a lot more data at higher accuracy and try to determine the scenario that you're in. The Apple Watch heart monitor will now do long-term cardiac monitoring, warning when your heart beats irregularly.

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

If you last bought an iPhone three years ago, chances are you're using an iPhone 6 or 6s.

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the Apple Watch at the Steve Jobs Theatre. Apple promised a few other improvements over last year's model that will require some real-world tests to vet: better cameras, a faster processor and a slightly longer battery life. The crown has been improved and now gives haptic feedback, trying to mimick the "clicking wheel" feel such as in more mechanical dials, or more aptly, the clicking of a mouse wheel when you scroll with it. (This feature was previously only available via the screen). The phone is water resistant, it has wireless charging, and no, it has no headphone jack. The company says it's the first EKG available over the counter.

The Apple Watch Series 4 will go on sale in Hong Kong on September 21, starting at HK$3,199 for the 40mm and HK$3,399 for the 44mm.

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