Apple made some big announcements today, including new iPhones! Here's everything you need to know about what the company revealed.
iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
As expected, Apple announced the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, updates to last year's popular iPhone X. The phones both feature edge-to-edge displays, with the iPhone XS coming in at the now-familiar 5.8 inches, while the iPhone XS Max's display is 6.5 inches. They're powered by the new Apple A12 Bionic system-on-a-chip.
The iPhone XR is Apple's next evolution of its mainstream iPhone. Like the iPhone X and iPhone XS, the iPhone XR features a full-screen display taking up the entire front side of the device. That screen measures 6.1 inches and unlike the higher-end models, it's an LCD panel rather than OLED. The iPhone XR also features a body made from 7000 Series aluminum. It has a single camera on the back, and will be available in six colors at launch.
Apple Watch Series 4
The Apple Watch Series 4 made its debut on stage today. The displays on both sizes of watch are more than 30% larger, with displays that go nearly edge-to-edge. There are also a plethora of new complications and a brand new S4 computer-on-a-chip with increased performance over the S3. And thanks to new electrodes on the Series 4, you can take an electrocardiogram directly on your watch.
Apple Watch Series 4 pre-orders begin on September 14, with in-store availablity coming on September 21.
Apple announced that iOS 12 will launch to customers on September 17.
Apple announced that watchOS 5 will be available to customers on Monday, September 17.
macOS 10.14 Mojave will be available for download for Mac owners on September 24.
Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.
It’s official: AirPower was vaporware.
From the opening video I thought we'd see new AirPods since it showed the young woman saying "Hey, Siri"
Joseph, maybe you can explain to us when and how AirPower was mentioned today..? Either I missed that part, and literally every other tech blog on the internet is wrong for saying it’s /still/ MIA, or I can finally place my [pre]order. Do explain...
So, when is the next event when they announce AirPower (again), new Airpods, redesigned MacBook Air, new iPads and on and on. Guess the new catch phrase should be, "and one less thing." I sort of noticed a decided lack of wireless charging mention. Surely they are, but it really wasn't highlighted.
Did anyone notice that none of the new phones can be purchased unlocked? On Apples website, all the new phones need to be ordered with a carrier. Add that to the growing list of disappointments with yesterdays reveal. Canceling the SE was a really big mistake. Focusing on bigger phones as the main draw is not going to cut it in the long run. And those 2nd gen AirPods better be able to stay in more ears than the 1st gen did, that was the major complaint.
Is that in the US? Phones can still be purchased unlocked here in the UK
I really like the XR especially the colors(coral),and the price for the 256g. What's up with their wireless charger? MIA? What's a good alternative charger?
Anker, Belkin and Spigen do some good wireless chargers, I like to stick with brands I know
I share the enthusiasm around new X replacement models. I have the X and it seems I'll be keeping it. As a reluctant Apple user, the watch Series 3 has been the best device I've purchased in a long time. I love it. Mostly for the convenience of purchases at my favorite retailers and gas stations, but also for the LTE functionality which works tolerably well, to my surprise. That the Watch 4 is an overall improvement is enough to make me seriously consider an upgrade, even if it is a gratuitous and unnecessary one. Thanks for your coverage.
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