Apple Watch Series 4 Unveiled With UK Price And Release Date

iPhone XS: Apple to announce new phones at launch event - live updates

iPhone XS: Apple to announce new phones at launch event - live updates

There is expected to be an 5.8 inch screen "iPhone Xs", and a 6.5 inch "iPhone Xs Max" - the latter is said to feature an A12 chip, improved camera quality and potentially new color options, but will come at a steep price (estimated to be between $999-$1,099, according to analysts). It retains the key advances of the first iPhone X - facial recognition and an edge-to-edge display - but is cheaper while being noticeably larger at 6.1 inches.

As with the iPhone X, both new phones have screens that run from edge to edge, an effort to maximize the display without making the phone too awkward to hold.

Apple also is expected to release an iPhone with minor updates to last year's $1,000 model and another version made of cheaper materials, including one with a traditional, backlit screen.

Despite looking identical to the iPhone X and iPhone XS models in appearance, the handset only has one rear camera and uses a slightly lower-grade screen.

To differentiate itself from the iPhone XS series, the XR gets the iPhone 5C treatment with a choice of six colours, namely Blue, White, Black, Yellow, Coral and Red.

When Apple introduced the iPhone X previous year at a starting price of $999, some analysts were sceptical that people would pay so much. The iPhone XS Max has a 6.5in (16.5cm) display. S4 is available September 21 with preorders starting Friday.

The camera system also boasts optical image stabilisation, a flood illuminator, an ambient light sensor and comes offering the wildly popular Portrait Mode. The new Smart HD capabilities with adjustable bokeh are cool though, even though it sounds really similar to the Google Pixel's computational photography.

The iPhone X didn't sell as well as analysts anticipated, but fared well enough to help Apple boost the average iPhone selling price by almost 20 percent.

Speaking of which, let's talk about the not-so-headline-grabbing iPhone XR.

Both the iPhone XS and XS Max are available in three storage variants. For the Chinese users, Apple has made an iPhone Xs Max with a SIM slot that can take two SIMs, on either sides. Instead of using stainless steel like the iPhone X and XS, the XR uses 7000 series aluminium for its metal frame.

So, that appears to be a nail in the coffin for the rumoured "iPhone XS Plus" and "iPhone XC" names, then, which were widely rumoured to be the monikers of the gadgets.

Like the previous Apple Watch, battery life is claimed to be 18 hours, but a charge should last longer for workouts and running than before: 6 hours with Global Positioning System.

You can pre-order the iPhone Xr beginning October 19 and it will ship on October 26.

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