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Apple Announces Three New iPhones, New Apple Watch at Press Event

September 12, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Apple announced that three new iPhone models and a new Apple Watch are set to be released shortly during their annual September press conference. The company held their traditional press conference on Wednesday (per CNN), with CEO Tim Cook and other executives revealing the new hardware as well as giving a look at iOS 12.

In terms of iPhones, the iPhone X will get two new versions in the 5.8″ iPhone XS and the 6.5″ iPhone XS Max. They will run $999 and $1,099 respectively and will include new 12 megapixel dual cameras and an improved HDR mode, as well as a faster Face ID and a longer battery life. The iPhone XS is biloled as lasting thirty minutes more than the iPhone X, while the iPhone XS Max will last 1.5 hours longer. You will also be able to adjust the depth of a portrait mode photo after you take it. Storage options range from 64 GB up to 512 GB.

Meanwhile, a less expensive model has been unveiled in the iPhone XR ($799). It will be a 6.1″ model with a bright LCD screen, which is activated by swiping up and doesn’t include a home button. There is only one camera, which is a wide-angle 12 megapixel lens, which also includes the ability to adjust depth of portrait mode. Storage options on the XR start at 64 GB and go up to 256 GB.

In addition, the Apple Watch Series 4 was announced which will have a 30% larger display from edge to edge, better reception and a processor that makes the watch twice as fast. The side dial will now have haptic feedback and can detect when you fall, calculating wrist trajectory and sending the data to an emergency contact. It also includes a built-in, FDA-approved EKG in order to help diagnose heart diseases and other conditions. It will cost $499 for the model with built-in connectivity, and $399 for a standard model.

The iPhone XS and XS Max will be available to pre-order on September 14 and September 21, as will the Apple Watch Series 4. The iPhone XR will be available for pre-order on October 19th and will release on October 26th.

Apple also unveiled the new iOS 12, which will be faster and more responsive. Apple touts the OS as allowing up to 70% faster swipe to the camera and 50% faster keyboard display, with up to twice the speed on app launches under a “heavy workload.” iOS 12 will allow Facetime to connect to up to thirty-two people at once and will include new Animojis and customized Memoji, an improved augmented reality kit and the Screen Time feature. Screen Time adds time management features in order to help control how people use their devices. Photo Sharing and Photo Search have been updated as well to make them easier to use, while privacy features have been updated.

iOS will be available starting September 17. You can see Apple’s official videos for the new products below:

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