As we all expected, Apple rolled out a a revamped a lineup of new iPhone Xs and a larger-screen iPhone Xs Max. Also getting an update to was the Apple Watch which now features a larger screen, fall detection and the ability to take an electrocardiogram.
What Has Been Announced:
iPhone Xs and Xs Max
- Comes in two screen sizes 5.8-inch and a larger, 6.5-inch version that fits in a device roughly the size of an iPhone 8 Plus.
- New A12 bionic processor featuring 6-core processor, 4-core graphics chip and an improved 8-core neural engine. Thinner 7-nanometer wiring means better performance with improved battery life.
- Up to 512 GB of storage
- Comes in three colors, including a new gold option.
- More water resistant.
Apple Watch Series 4
- The Series 4 has 30% larger screens and a thinner case
- Speaker is 50% louder
- New dual-core, 64-bit S4 chip (i.e. more processing power for up to two times better performance.)
- An improved accelerometer and gyroscope allows the Series 4 watch to identify falls and summon help.
- A new electrical heart sensor allows the Apple Watch to perform an electrocardiogram (ECG). (Feature has FDA approval and coming to US customers later this year)
- Same “all-day” battery life rated by Apple at 18-hours.
- Will be available in three aluminum features as well as stainless steel options, starting at $399, ($499 for the cellular-equipped model).
- Will be available for pre-order starting Friday and ship Sept. 21.
- Series 3 will remain, starting at $279.
What’s to come:
Since the days of Steve Jobs, Apple has been notorious for its “one more thing” announcement. We’ll keep an eye out to see what that “one more thing” may be.