Wednesday, 26 September, 2018


Why new MacBooks were a no-show at Apple's iPhone XS event

Apple's iPhone X iPad Pro 'likely' to face South Korea ban The iPhone X and iPhone 8 might soon be banned in South Korea
Melba Vasquez | 13 September, 2018, 06:47

You'd think that the yearly iPhone update would be the big news, but it really wasn't-the new Apple Watch has a bigger display with curved edges, and the software has been dramatically updated with new watch faces that take advantage of the new display.

Apple's Phil Schiller introduced the new iPhones at their annual event. Many analysts have suggested that the XR will start at around £700 while the XS and XS Max will cost anywhere between £999-£1,200.

Like their predecessor, the iPhone X, the name is meant to be pronounced as the number 10.

Pictures of Apple's upcoming iPhone purportedly leaked last month on a well-known Apple blog.

There have been rumblings that Apple is primarily focused on ramping up production of the XS and XR models and that an update to the iPhone SE is the least of the company's worries at the moment.

The new Watches have a new back that offers a completely new electrical sensor that does an actual ECG to check your heart health. Is this an SNL skit?' another user commented.

Face ID is reportedly faster, and both iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be available with up to 512 GB of storage.

I'll need to start saving if I want one won't I?

Bar the camera and screen, the rest of the specifications are largely the same as the XS and XS Max.

Battery life, in comparison to the iPhone 8 Plus, is improved by 90 minutes.

Apple revealed its new iOS 12 will be available to download on September 17 as long as you got a device newer than an iPhone 5.

The iPhone Xs has the same size 5.8-inch OLED display as the iPhone X, but Apple says the phone's "Super Retina" display packs more pixels and 60 percent greater dynamic range than its predecessor.

In addition, unlike the stainless steel compositions of the Xs and Xs Max, the Xr is made of "7000 series aerospace grade aluminum" with a glass back for wireless charging, while opting for a single 12-megapixel wide-angle rear lens camera, rather than dual lenses.

Apple has bolstered the batteries loaded into each phone too. It also feels particularly dense, weighing just a few grams more than the XS. Apple demonstrated one app, HomeCourt, that uses the camera viewfinder to track and analyse basketball shots to provide real-time feedback that can help players improve their technique. It's billed as 50 per cent faster than the current A11 chip and promises to power better performance across the phone, from the camera to games. There will also be 128GB and 256GB models. It will come in gold, silver and space gray colour variants.

In any case, the new products have garnered a lot of excitement. The iPhone is the biggest reason Apple became a trillion-dollar company; until another product fills its shoes, the iPhone remains key to its future.

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