Apple has finally revealed the iPhones for its 2018-2019 lineup, and it turns out what we have expected. The company unveiled three new variants, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Where the iPhone XS Max is the expensive one in the lineup having the most aspiring hardware support, the iPhone XS is just another smaller screen XS Max, and iPhone XR is the cheaper one in the line. However, all the three new smartphones are inspired by the company’s iPhone X launched last year. It seems like Apple has taken the firm decision to skip iPhone 9 and nourish the iPhone X family going forward.
However, this is not the first time when Apple has gone down for a cheaper model of iPhone. Previously the company also launched iPhone 5C and iPhone SE that didn't go well. The primary reason behind the end of the cheaper models was the basic design and too low specs.
This time the iPhone XR not only shares some high-end features but also inherits the premium look and design of the top-end iPhone variants. Apple has put the tag of $749 on iPhone XR and skimmed some of the features like chipset, smaller battery and LCD screen instead of OLED to justify the price.
Talking about the iPhone X and iPhone XS Max, Apple tried to take the smartphone to the next level like every year. The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max come with 5.8inch and 6.5 inch OLED HDR screens respectively, having the super retinal display. Both have given the tempting 12MP dual camera at the back powered by Apple’s A12 Bionic chip.
The all-new A12 Bionic chip from the company claims to launch the apps 30% faster than all iPhones launched in 2017. Besides, both the iPhones will be available in three storage options including 64/128/256 GB. Apple has made both the iPhone XS and XS Max dual SIM supportable via eSIM technology. Apple also claims that the Face ID works even faster to unlock the iPhones in these variants. Both the model has a larger battery, iPhone XS supposed to last 30 min longer than iPhone X and XS Max to last 1.5 hours longer than the X.
|Specs||iPhone XR||iPhone XS||iPhone XS Max|
|Display||6.1 LCD||5.8 Super AMOLED||6.5 Super AMOLED|
|Dimensions||5.7x2.8x0.3 in||6.2x3.0x.3 in||5.9x3.0x0.33 in|
|Body||Front/Rear Glass||Front/Rear Glass||Front/Rear Glass|
|Processor||A 12 Bionic||A 12 Bionic||A 12 Bionic|
|Storage||64/128/256 GB||64/256/512 GB||64/256/512 GB|
|Rear Camera||12MP Single||12MP Dual||12MP Dual|
|Front Camera||7MP Face ID||7MP Face ID||7MP Face ID|
|iOS||iOS 12||iOS 12||iOS 12|
|Fingerprint Sensor||(Face ID)||(Face ID)||(Face ID)|
|Color||Blue, coral (pink), yellow, white, black, Product Red||Blue, coral (pink), yellow, white, black, Product Red||Blue, coral (pink), yellow, white, black, Product Red|
Both iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max share the same camera specification, Apple has embedded a 12MP dual rear camera in the new iPhones. But, here is the catch, both the smartphones have the camera that is supported by Apple’s A12 Bionic chip that is not available in iPhone X. The new processor is responsible for enhancing the camera performance. The camera’s algorithm now is able to detect the images by identifying the face and body of a person. Besides, the user now can't adjust the depth in a portrait mode image. Apple mentioned that the HDR feature could automatically identify the highlights and spot the shadow details in a photo.
Now, all the rumours and leaks that we spotted all these months are coming to be true. The first announcement that came out of the Apple’s event was the new Apple Watch Series 4. However, we already knew that an enhanced version of the Apple Watch is on its way. The latest variant comes with a broader display and thinner body to give a more premium look to the watch.
Apple Watch Series 4 comes with an improved display what company claims to be 30% bigger. The display has been stretched to the dies of the watch in order to showcase more data on it. Besides, the new watch also composed of more thinner body compared to the Apple Watch 3.
Fundamentally redesigned and re-engineered. The largest Apple Watch displays yet. Advanced heart monitoring capabilities - Apple
Along with this, the watch has also been given the haptic feedback for more comfortable touch sense to the user. For the software upgrade, the Apple Watch series 4 has ECG support to detect the electrical activity in the heart. The watch can detect the activity of heart including irregular heart rate and sudden fall to call the help in an emergency.
|Specs||Watch Series 4||Watch Series 3|
|Build||Stainless Steel frame; all-ceramic/sapphire crystal back||Stainless Steel/Ceramic back|
|Display||LTPO AMOLED capacitive touchscreen||AMOLED capacitive touchscreen|
|Platform||WatchOS 5.0||WatchOS 4.3.2|
|Chipset||Apple S4||Apple S3|
|Color||Space Black, Silver, Gold||Space Black,Silver|
Here the highlight is newly updated WatchOS 5.0 and OLED display that finally made its way to the watch from iPhone X.
Along with all new and refreshed product line up, Apple also launched its long time awaited for iOS 12. The company finally made the update public at its September 12 event. Here are some of the major updates coming to your iOS devices with the update
Akash Singh Chauhan is a senior writer at MobileAppDaily and he mainly covers all the latest happenings and tweaks in mobile app technology. Being an Engineering graduate he is always compelled to the technology and tries to discover new trends in the tech world. Along with any tech news he also never misses a single episode of ‘Dragon Ball’.Follow