Apple, a Cupertino-based technology giant, on September 12 announced the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR and Series 4 Watch.
Apple introduced its first £1,000 smartphone – the iPhone X – last year, and despite a slight drop in sales, the company has reported increased revenue and profit during 2018. Hindustan Times delivers the news across all social media platforms, on the web, and at your doorstep.
If you want to connect your wired headphones to your shiny new iPhone, you’ll now need to pay £9 for a headphone adapter.
The iPhone Xs and iPhone XS Max use the new A12 Bionic chip. 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. Improvements to the ISP, Neural Engine and improved software algorithms enable portrait photos with a attractive bokeh effect. As a primary camera, it has a 12 megapixel wide angle lens. It’s also updating the portrait mode feature so users can fine-tune each image.
These upgrades apply to the front camera too, so your selfies can look like they were taken by a professional photographer.
Powering all three iPhones is Apple’s own 7nm six-core A12 Bionic CPU.
Apple also has a raft of new screen displays and new hardware.
The latest iPhone models are just getting more expensive.
Ben Wood, chief of research at analyst firm CCS Insight, said Apple’s popularity would offset the price for many.
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. This feature is expected to come in India. Pre-orders will start on October 19th and the phone will hit store shelves on October 26. In 2016, the price of the iPhone 7 Plus topped out at $969.
While the two XS devices will be available to pre-order from Friday and go on-sale on September 21, the XR will not be released until October.
The $1099 iPhone XS Max has a huge 6.5-inch OLED display, while the budget $749 iPhone XR has a lower quality 6.1-inch LCD screen.
The iPhone XR sports a 6.1-inch LCD screen of 1792 x 828 resolution.
While most of us were enjoying our recommended hours of sleep last night, Apple announced three new additions to their iPhone lineup – their latest, greatest, and verily, expensivest pieces of smartphones that fanboys will sell their firstborn for.
Apple has made the screen bigger, pushing the glass display right to the edge, giving a 30 per cent larger display while the body of the watch is actually thinner that the series 3 Apple Watch.
The “Apple’s big news in 108 seconds” advert shows off the latest phones plus the redesigned Apple Watch Series 4. The iPhone 8 starts at $599.