iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr, Apple Watch 4 – specs, prices, release dates, and iOS 12

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Apple kicked off their yearly event with the all-new Apple Watch Series 4. Focused on your health and safety, it’s loaded with groundbreaking technology. We also saw three new iPhone devices: the incredible iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max as well as the affordable iPhone Xr.

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What are the new features on Apple Watch Series 4?

– Take your health life one step further with this new version of your connected health guardian from Apple.

– The Apple Watch Series 4 has a more informative display

– The display is actually 30% larger with curved corners to match the design

–  Case sizes available: 40 and 44mm, both with a larger display than the Series 3

– There are up to 8 watch faces including fitness, health, speed dial, and more

Apple Watch Series 4 Haptic Crown

Apple Watch Series 4 Haptic Crown

– The breathe app watch face will guide you through breathing phases for mindfulness

– Unique watch faces that include fire, water and vapor which react to the shape of the display

– Digital crown now includes haptic feedback so flipping through different items on apps is more precise

– Microphone is opposite to the speakers to reduce echo

– The back is made of black ceramic and sapphire crystal. Radio wave pass from the front and back for better cellular reception

– S4 contains a powerful dual-core 64-bit processor for 2x faster performance

– Next-gen accelerometer and gyroscope can sample motion data 8X faster

Apple Watch Series 4 Stainless Steel Collection

Apple Watch Series 4 Stainless Steel Collection

– The sensors automatically detect falls and deliver an alert to emergency SOS contacts if you are immobile for longer than 1 minute

– Three new heart features: High, low, and irregular heart rate notifications screen your heart rhythm and alert you for atrial fibrillation

– Built-in ECG is the first offered directly to consumers

– Cleared by the FDA, it takes an ECG directly from your wrist

– Only available for the US customers as of now, it maps your results for sharing with your doctor

– 18-hour battery life

– Outdoor workout battery life: 6 hours

Apple Watch Series 4 Nike+ Collection

Apple Watch Series 4 Nike+ Collection

– Available in 3 aluminum finishes: Silver, Gold and Space Gray

– Stainless Steel Collection: Gold and Silver Black

– All existing bands will work on Series 4

– Nike+ versions will have full-screen watch faces with night-time visibility

– Apple Watch Hermes with gorgeous color blocks on the watch face that change with time

– Price: starting at $399 (with GPS), $499 (GPS+ Cellular)

– New price of Series 3: $279

– Series 4 will be available from September 21

– watchOS 5 available from September 16

What’s are the details of the iPhone Xs?

– Made of surgical grade stainless steel with a gorgeous gold finish

– The screen is the most durable glass ever in a smartphone

– Comes in 3 finishes: Gold, Silver and Space Gray

– Water-resistant to 2 meters for up to 30 minutes and tested on a variety of liquids

– OLED with a 5.8″ Super Retina display

– Bigger display in a smaller design

– Dolby Vision HDR 10 will make photos and videos look even more seamless with a 60% greater dynamic range

New iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max

New iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max

How big is the iPhone Xs Max?

– It comes with a 6.5″ Super Retina display

– Biggest display ever on an iPhone

Edge-to-edge display on the new iPhone Xs series

Edge-to-edge display on the new iPhone Xs series

What are the new updates on the A12 Bionic chip of iPhone Xs?

– Faster algorithms with a faster secure enclave

– Face ID gets even better with faster response

– A12 Bionic: Industry-first 7 nanometer chip with 6.9 billion transistors to process 5 trillion processes per second

– The 6-core CPU with 2 high-performance cores runs 15% faster and with 40% less power

– The 4-core GPU runs 50% faster than the A11

– The neural engine in A12 is an 8-core design dedicated machine learning system with multi-precision support

– 512GB of internal storage that can store over 200,000 photos on your iPhone

– Apps will launch 30% faster

iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max

iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max

– Real-time machine learning will make the immersive experience on the Camera app with Memojis and Animojis even better

– Siri Shortcuts help you plan multiple tasks at once with apps and smart devices

– Core ML is 9X faster but uses just 1/10th the energy

– Camera viewfinder will make AR experiences be even more seamless

– AR Quick Look lets you bring objects from the digital world to the real world

– The iPhone Xs offers 30 minutes longer battery life than the iPhone 8 Plus while the iPhone Xs Max gives you 1.5 hours extra

– New iPhone Xs comes with better worldwide roaming and Dual SIM compatibility

– DSDS: Dual SIM Dual Standby with eSIM technology

– Physical dual SIM slots only available for iPhone Xs available in China.

Are the cameras in iPhone Xs any better?

– 12MP wide-angle camera has better optical image stabilization

– Image signal processor connects to the neural engine to make the photos incredible

– It can detect people’s faces as well as official landmarking for better segmentation

– The camera performs 1 trillion operations on every photo you take

– Smart HDR takes crisp pictures with highlight and shadow details to merge them in one perfect photo

– Portrait and portrait-lighting modes are now better than ever

– New bokeh mode feature: you can adjust the depth of field after you’ve taken the photo

How much are the new iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max?

– 3 configurations : 64GB, 256GB and 512 GB

– iPhone Xs starts at $999

– iPhone Xs Max starts at $1099

– Shipping begins September 21, 2019

– All iPhones from iPhone 7 can upgrade to iOS 12 from September 17, 2019

What makes the iPhone Xr special?

– Comes in white, black, blue, coral, yellow and (PRODUCT)RED

– Edge-to-edge screen

– IP67: protected from dust and liquids

Liquid Retina: LCD display that goes edge-to-edge and measures 6.1 inches

iPhone Xr with Liquid Retina display

iPhone Xr with Liquid Retina display

– Great color management and accuracy

– It’s like an iPhone X experience on an LCD display.

– Haptic touch instead of 3D touch

– Featuring the same true-depth camera system as the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max

– Comes with the same A12 Bionic chip with real-time machine learning

– Pseudo camera system with a 12MP wide-angle camera like iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max

– Advanced bokeh depth control and smart HDR

– Front camera has TrueDepth camera technology for incredible selfies

– An hour and a half more battery life than the iPhone 8 Plus

– It comes in 6 finishes and your choice of 54, 128, 256GB

New iPhone Xr

New iPhone Xr

– The iPhone Xr starts at $749

– Orders start from early October 2018 and shipping from October 26, 2018

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Madhurima Nag is the Head of Operations at Gadget Flow. She side-hustles as a digital marketing lecturer/speaker and loves to voice her opinion on marketing, crowdfunding and gadgets (of course!) in general.

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