Apple's (AAPL, $223.85) 2018 iPhone event wrapped up Wednesday afternoon at the Steve Jobs Theater, and the tech giant highlighted it with three new smartphones: the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.
In the end, though, the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max are about doing just what we expected Apple to do: give its flagship a polish and keep it looking competitive against the high-end Android alternatives. What's more, reports going back a few months relayed that Apple had plans to completely eliminate the 2017 iPhone X from its product line. The XS Max, which looks to be about the size of the iPhone 8 Plus but with a much bigger display, will become the most expensive iPhone ever, starting at $1,099 in the U.S. and €1,249 ($1,452) in Germany.
Yes and no. It's still an LCD panel, unlike the iPhone XS, which uses and OLED screen.
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. If the leak is anything to go by you'll be able to buy the iPhone XR in black, white, red, yellow, coral, and blue. Pre-orders start on October and it'll ship on October 26th.
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'The new iPhone XR has a gorgeous new aerospace-grade aluminum and glass enclosure that has IP67 protection from liquids and dust, long all-day battery life and comes in six attractive finishes. The iPhone Xr, a cheaper version also announced on Wednesday, has a starting price of $749.
Both the Xs and Xs Max are waterproof, and Apple said the phones are more resistant to water and dust damage than the iPhone X. The company tested the phones in wine, beer, tea and other liquids.
Will the iPhone XR run iOS 12? Even though its thickness got reduced and it offers more performance and features, the new watch is said to maintain the same battery life longevity as its predecessors. The only potential hiccup to a record-breaking quarter is the fact that the iPhone XS won't launch until October.
What's actually the most interesting in terms of the health monitoring capabilities of the new watch is that it actually includes for the first time ever a ECG (electrocardiogram) functionality in an over the counter consumer device.
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It packs a six-point-five inch screen. and it's the most expensive of the new releases. The front camera is still a 7MP lens but has a 2x faster sensor and improved red-eye reduction, detail segmentation, and more thanks to the A12 chip.
Processor. The A12 Bionic chip found in all the new models skates out to the jagged edge of silicon chip design. A new dual-camera system with "Smart HDR" and the ability to dynamically change focus depth on photos. It supports Qi-standard wireless charging and fast charging as well - up to 50 per cent charge 30 minutes.
CarPlay, the iPhone integration with certain vehicle infotainment systems, will support Google Maps and Waze.
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