Like clockwork, Apple is back at it again with debuting new devices and iOS at its annual September event. Last year it debuted the most radical iPhone design ever and this go-round minor updates are the way to go. Check out some of the major changes in Apple’s newest product lineup below.
Apple Watch Series 4
Apple’s latest and greatest device is getting yet another update. The new edge to edge display is beautiful and provides both watch face sizes with more 30 percent more screen real estate. But more important is the new features, including one that lets you perform ECGs to monitor your heart health and another that knows when you fall and will allow you to signal for help (or simply wave it off as a drunken accident). The watch faces are even more stunning than previous models, including one that looks like the display is underwater. Starting at $399 and $499 for the LTE version, these aren’t cheap.
iPhone X S And Max
A year after introducing an all-new iPhone, Apple takes the year off by offering up an S model that provides incremental improvements that mostly revolve around speed. Introducing the iPhone X S, with a super retina display clocking in with a 5.8-inch diagonal display. It’s a speedy update of 2017’s iPhone X that will have apps opening up 30 percent faster. But more importantly, we’ll see the arrival of the humongous iPhone X Max with its 6.5-inch screen— the largest display Apple has ever put on a mobile device. The XS will run you $999, and Max will be $1099 with both being available in gold, silver and space grey.
Apple spent A LOT of time talking about the camera features for its new fleet of mobile devices. But rightfully so, for the quality new features created with photographers and novice selfie-takers in mind. The rear camera packs a12-MP wide-angle camera paired with a 12-MP telephoto camera and the front has a TrueDepth camera up with a 7-MP sensor that’s “twice as fast.” Smart HDR will be your new best friend as its tasked to meld multiple photos to reduce shutter lag and get the highlights and shadows right. One of the most applauded moments was when it was revealed that depth of field can be adjusted. Those new selfies are going to be lit.
A home button? What’s that? Apple’s quest to convert the entire world from Touch iD to Face iD continues with its latest budget-friendly addition. The iPhone X R is an aluminum phone that’ll be available in white, black, blue, coral and yellow. It packs a 6.1-inch screen and even though it’s a more affordable version of the X, its said to have a larger battery than the iPhone 8. It’ll start at just $749.
* For the spec nerds, the high-end iPhone have an Apple-designed six-core CPU with two performance cores and four efficiency cores, but all six cores can run at once. The four-core GPU is also Apple-designed and clocks in as up to 50 percent faster. Stepping things up even more is the new “neural engine” with eight cores which helps power machine learning.
Oh, and even if you’re not in the market for a new iPhone, iOS 12 will still be all yours to tinker with on September 18.