Apple Announce The New iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR And Apple Watch Series 4

By Tom Stutt / Sep 13, 2018

Apple have done it again. Yesterday saw the world locked in to the Apple Event awaiting news of rumoured new iPhones and Apple Watch. Apple certainly didn’t disappoint.

Apple firstly announced the Apple Watch Series 4, followed by three new iPhone X models, the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR.

iPhone XS & XS Max

The standard size iPhone XS features a 5.8-inch screen with a Super Retina OLED display, whereas the iPhone XS Max will boast a 6.5-inch screen with a Super Retina OLED display making it an inch larger than the iPhone 8s.

The back camera has a 60% greater dynamic range than the standard iPhone X and comes with a 12 MP wide-angle camera, a 12 MP telephoto camera, and improved true-tone flash. Whereas the front facing camera has an RGB 7MP camera, IR camera and dot projector for a more improved photo.

Apple have also created a stereo sound that has become wider, and its battery life has been upgraded to last an hour longer than the iPhone X.

Each of these devices are running the brand new A12 bionic chip, which comes with a 6-core CPU and a 4-core GPU, making this 50% faster than the A11 chip used in previous iPhones.

Both new iPhones will now be able to house dual SIM cards and will be available in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB, with prices starting at £999 for the iPhone XS and £1099 for the iPhone XS Max.

Pre-order for both begins September 14, with shipping starting September 21.

iPhone XR

As well as unveiling the iPhone XS and XS Max, Apple also revealed its new entry-level iPhone X model, the iPhone XR.

This iPhone features a 6.1-inch LCD screen and will use a aerospace-grade aluminium and glass casing rather than the stainless steel casing you’ll see on the iPhone XS models.

The iPhone XR will also feature a new haptic touch feature for pressing on the home screen to instantly launch the camera or flashlight. It also has a 12MP with OIS wide-angle camera and the same photo capturing technology as the XS models, as well as using the same A12 bionic chip.

The iPhone XR comes in six new finishes: white, black, blue, yellow, coral and (PRODUCT)RED. It will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB starting at £749.

The iPhone XR can be preordered starting October 19, while arriving at stores on October 26.

Apple Watch Series 4

The first thing Apple unveiled at the Apple Event was the next in the series for the Apple Watch. They announced the Apple Watch Series 4.

The new Apple Watch features a larger display and has new health features.

The new Apple Watch Series 4 will run twice as fast as the previous version due to the new dual core 64-bit S4 processor. There were other hardware changes which include an updated accelerometer and gyroscope, as well as improved speakers and microphones. Apple also confirmed that it’ll continue to deliver 18-hours of battery life.

The new display on this watch is 30% larger than previous models, it’s thinner and has a curved and almost edge-to-edge display. One thing that was also impressive on this watch was the amount of information that could be displayed on this large screen as well as how much can be customised to feature any app you choose.

The biggest and best thing that I heard with the Apple Watch Series 4 was all the health features. This watch can detect if you fall, if you are immobile for over a minute, it will call the emergency services for you. It will notify you if you have a low heart rate or irregular rhythm, and it will also allow users to take an ECG at anytime using an app and placing your finger on its digital crown with haptics technology.

Apple also said that if you have a previous model of the Apple Watch, that any bands you already have will fit on this new model.

This Apple Watch will be available in space grey, silver, as well as gold aluminium and stainless gold colour option, the Apple Watch Series 4 will retail for £399 and £499 with cellular service. Pre-order begins September 14, with availability starting September 21.