MANILA, Philippines – Apple at an event in California on Wednesday, September 12 (September 13, Manila time), announced a slew of device upgrades, including Apple Watch Series 4 and the iPhone XS and XS Max.
Here's a running list of you can expect from the future of Apple, at a glance!
Apple Watch Series 4
Dynamic watchfaces and new design and user interface
Digital crown with haptic feedback
35% larger screen size for the 40mm version
32% larger screen size for the 44mm version
Sports a 64-bit dual-core processor, which is up to two times faster
APPLE WATCH SERIES 4. Image from Apple.
Next-generation accelerometer and gyroscope, which allows 8x faster processing
With new accelerometer and gyroscope, it can now detect a fall and alert your contacts if you are unconscious or can't move
Detects if your heart rate is low
Streams your heart rhythm, and will alert you if you your rhythm suggests atrial fibrillation
It can now take an electrocardiogram (ECG) through a 30-second process
First ECG product offered over the counter direct to consumers
ECG is cleared with by the FDA and American Heart Association
18-hour battery life
APPLE WATCH SERIES 4. Screen shot from livestream.
Series 4 costs $399, Available in 26 markets at launch
Series 4 with cellular will cost $499, available in 16 markets at launch with 34 carriers
Series gets price drop at $279
WatchOS 5 will be available September 17
Orders open Friday, September 14. Shipping begins September 21st.
iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
5.8-inch and 6.5-inch versions in the XS (said as Ten S) and XS Max
The iPhone XS, despite having a larger screen, is smaller than the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus
Improved OLED HDR Display, with 458 pixels per inch (ppi)
1 million to 1 contrast ratio
Improved water resistance
Runs on the Apple A12 Bionic chip
Apple claims this is the industry's first 7-nanometer chip
8-core neural engine design, dedicated machine learning, multiprecision support, smart compute system
A12 Bionic neural engine processes 5 trillion operations per second
IPHONE XS. Image from Apple.
Rear cameras: 12 megapixel wide-angle camera and 12 megapixel telephoto camera, and improved TrueTone flash
Front cameras: 7 megapixel RGB camera and IR camera with global shutter and IR lens
1 trillion operations on every photo you take
Smart HDR (High-Dynamic-Range imaging) photos: The A12 will take 4 frames at zero shutter lag, along with several interframes and a long exposure to allow for shadow detail.
Using an iPhone app, photos can have their depth-of-field adjusted after taking the shot.
iPhone XS has 30 minutes more battery life than iPhone X
iPhone XS Max has up to 90 minutes more battery life than iPhone X
Dual Sim Dual Standby (DSDS) using eSim technology – easy to set up a second phone number on your iPhone!
Special Chinese model will have a physical dual sim setup.
iPhone XS starts at $999
iPhone XS Max starts at $1,099
Available on September 21
THE IPHONE XR. Screenshot from livestream
One more iPhone: The iPhone XR
6.1-inch LCD "Liquid Retina" Display
Bigger display than an iPhone 8 Plus but smaller
Runs on the A12 bionic chip as with the XS and XS Max
Single-camera system: 12-MP wide-angle camera, as from XS and XS Max
90 minutes more battery life compared to iPhone 8 Plus
6 different finishes, aerospace-grade aluminum and durable glass
IP67 water and dust resistance
Starts at $749
Available on October 26
iOS 12 will arrive on September 17
HomePod and tvOS
HomePod and tvOS 12 will receive Atmos updates September 17
macOS Mojave will become available September 24
Are you excited for these developments? Let us know in the comments! – Rappler.com