In addition, iPhone also unveiled a more affordable iPhone Xr, which effectively replaces last year's iPhone 8, and comes in a range of new colors. Overall I found the new Apple Watch 4 a lot more attractive than its predecessors - though it's still a quite steep price point. Here all you have to do while wearing the watch is to touch the crown - which serves as an anode and closes the loop created across your arms and heart. The devices are made of surgical grade steel (in case you decide to remove an organ or something?) and the "most durable glass ever in a smartphone", likely Gorilla Glass 6.
It introduced the iPhone XS, 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.
Only the more expensive phones get all the latest tech, including the eSIM support that will come with an update to iOS 12 later this year.
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The camera app itself also has a nifty new Smart HDR feature. There are the expected upgrades to the screen, camera and other key components, but perhaps the most intriguing to the telecoms industry is the imminent support for eSIM, which removes the need to swap out a physical SIM when you want to switch providers, thus significantly facilitating the process.
It has an S4 processor, with a 64-bit dual-core processor that makes it up to 2x faster. Apple said the A12 can process 5 trillion operations per second, compared to 600 billion operations with the A11 chip.
The biggest news for most smartphone users was the announcement of the new phone's dual-Sim capability, meaning users will have access to two phone numbers on the same iPhone at the same time. Well, the pricing starts a lot lower than for the iPhone XS, but the differences between European and USA pricing are still very much there. Well, both the Xs and Xs Max will launch on 21 September, with preorders starting on 14 September. Trying them just after listening to the iPhone XS Max, they don't seem to have the insane, nearly room-filling stereo separation that the Max's speakers do. The band around the phone is crafted from durable 7000 series aerospace-grade aluminum. Its front has a similar edge-to-edge display, but LCD instead of OLED. That's the magic of aspect ratios: The XR's screen is taller and narrower and goes right up to the edge of the phone, with the infamous notch at the top, so Apple can quote 6.1 inches while making a physically smaller phone.
The phone includes a dual camera with a 12 megapixel wide-angle camera as well as a 12 megapixel telephoto camera. First photos of the iPhone Xs were obtained by a blogger who guessed the correct URLs. It's also updating the portrait mode feature so users can fine-tune each image.
The iPhone XR has essentially the same internals as the iPhone XS and XS Max-an A12 Bionic chipset with a six-core central processing unit, 4-core GPU, and 8-core neural engine.