IPhone XS: Apple to announce new phones at launch event

Saul Franklin
September 15, 2018

iPhone Xr should be considered the successor to the iPhone 8, and it is the cheapest of the new iPhones.

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'The best iPhones we've ever made by a long shot, ' Schiller said.

You get plenty of new colors with the iPhone Xr, and the base variant will start at $749, which is cheaper than the iPhone 8 Plus. "The 5.8" has a resolution of 2436 x 1125 with 458ppi and the 6.5" has a resolution of 2688 x 1242 with 458ppi.

The iPhone XS Max has a starting price of $1,099 (for the 64GB variant); it is priced at $1,249 for the 256GB variant and $1,449 for the 512GB variant. Apple has also made the Breathe app into a watch face for easy access and other watch faces include a fire, water, and vapor dynamic watch faces.

Both phones feature the new six-core A12 Bionic processor which boasts a 7nm process.

Based on operating system, Apple holds a 45.1 percent share of U.S. smartphones users, according to research firm eMarketer, compared to 53.3 percent for Google's Android. This technology integrated the CPU and GPU with it to accomplish these feats. But we can't really tell the difference from these snaps. The Apple Watch can detect if your heart rate is too slow and notify you immediately. Among the new improvements are bigger sensors and the ability to adjust the depth of field of a picture to blur the background even after a photo has been taken. One of the featured gaming experiences was Elder Scrolls. The iPhone XR also supports Apple Pay.

Apple also pushed the superiority of their cameras, as expected. It's very comparable to other phones like the Note9 or Pixel 2 XL. "Apple Watch has redefined what a watch can do for you", said Cook. However, the XR loses out on 3D Touch and relies on Taptic Feedback for launching the camera or the flashlight. The camera offers OIS and is assisted by a True Tone Quad LED flash.

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Apple also covered battery life.

The 2018 iPhones are here, and they're pretty much exactly as the rumours have claimed.

And sure, you can use the company's AirPods, which Apple will, of course, happily sell you for $159.

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

The biggest news for most smartphone users was the announcement of the new phone's dual-Sim capability, meaning users will have access to two phone numbers on the same iPhone at the same time.

Instead of swiping to summon Apple's Control Center and tapping the icon, you'll now be able to press dedicated flashlight and camera buttons on your iPhone's lock screen.

Both the iPhone XS and XS Max are available in three storage variants. This iPhone is supposed to give you an hour and a half more battery than the iPhone 8s. Pricing will start at $999USD for the XS and go up from there.

iPhone Xs and Xs Max: The event also included the announcements of new iPhone models. Pre-orders begin on October 19, and the phone will ship on October 26.

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