Gather Round: How to watch Apple's iPhone event

Jennifer Ramirez
September 13, 2018

The 5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max sport OLED SuperRetina displays, the company's most advanced to date, Apple executive Schiller claimed, alongside improved stereo sound.

After weeks of speculation, Apple confirmed today that it is calling its new devices the iPhone XS and XS Max - and even accidentally leaked the information hours ahead of launch. The XS will start from $999 in the U.S. and €1,149 ($1,226) in Germany.

At the Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino, California, Apple executives unveiled two premium upgrades called the 5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max. There's also a $749 Xr model, with an LED screen and a single-lens rear camera, instead of the dual lenses of the more costly models. They're powered by the new 6-core A12 Bionic chip.

The iPhone Xr is also splash and water resistant, with a rating of IP67, and will also come in six new finishes: white, black, blue, yellow, coral and the exclusive (PRODUCT) RED edition, which helps raise awareness and inspire action to fight HIV/AIDS. Deliveries and in-store availability will begin on October 19, and in stores on October 26. What Apple took away, however, was an cheap way to enter its smartphone ecosystem. But Apple claims that the XS will go 30 minutes longer on a charge than the X does, while the XS Max will last 90 minutes more.

We all know that Apple dislikes physical connectors and introducing a secondary eSIM seems to be the safest way to remove the SIM slot entirely from future iPhones. All of this unlocks new experiences for games, photography, video editing and graphics-intensive apps while still offering great battery life. It retains the TrueDepth camera that first launched on the 2017 iPhone X, and says goodbye to the Home button.

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Screen size. Like the iPhone X before it, the Xs Max uses an organic liquid crystal display, which are renowned for richer colors, while putting less stress on the battery. The Apple Watch heart monitor will now do long-term cardiac monitoring, warning when your heart beats irregularly.

One of the most interesting new features Apple announced had to do with its new iPhone cameras. He said this was the first ECG product "offered over the counter directly to consumers" and said that Apple "received clearance from the FDA" for medical use.

Apple's removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack has been considered a controversial and user-hostile decision beginning with the iPhone 7, so it's no surprise the latest devices are also missing the port.

Similarly, Apple's 512 GB configuration should reassure those with deep enough pockets that they'll have all the room for 4K media and more that they might gather over the lifespan of the device.

The company also announced details about the Apple Watch Series 4, which features bigger screens on a thinner device to produce less total volume than previous watch series.

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