Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
Tech | By Amelia Peters

Apple leads the way with more than just smartphones

Apple leads the way with more than just smartphones

Apple says battery life on the iPhone XS will be 30 minutes longer than the iPhone X's, while the larger XS Max will last an hour an a half longer than the iPhone X.

Apart from unveiling the latest iPhone Xs range and the iPhone Xr, Apple also announced its next generation smartwatch, the Apple Watch 4.

Apple has announced the brand new iPhone Xr at its annual iPhone keynote event, joining alongside the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max for the company's 2018 flagship iPhones. Naturally, the jokes about buying an iPhone with a kidney were back and so were the jokes about its chargers.

Though the new model doesn't feature 3D Touch, Apple has packed in an alternative called Haptic Touch, which provides haptic feedback when the user presses on the display. With Bollywood memes and dash of desi humour, these relatable jokes have left everyone ROFL-ing.

The Apple iPhone XR is available in a plethora of colors - Black, Blue, Coral, White, Yellow, also, there's a Product Red variant of the iPhone XR as well. The XR is available for pre-order this month and will ship in October.

The all new iPhone Xs will be priced similar to the iPhone X, and will cost you $999 for the base variant. In India, the Apple iPhone XR will start at Rs.76,900 MRP. In addition, the watch can also measure of the user's heart rate is beating unusually slow or fast, on a day-to-day basis.

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And for all you travel photographers out there, Apple also updated the camera on the phone to come with a wider aperture for its telephoto lens and larger pixel definition.

A 6.1-inch LCD display is used on this device - which Apple says is the "most advanced" LCD display ever.

While the 6.1-inch display seems large, with the reduced bezels above and below the display the phone will be slightly smaller than a traditional "Plus" iPhone and only slightly larger than the 5.8-inch iPhone XS.

And while Apple has dropped the home button in place of facial recognition, it also quietly removed one other thing: the included headphone adapter.

Fortunately, there's the iPhone XR, a lower-cost model with a single rear camera that costs up to S$1,469 for the 256GB iteration. You can therefore take ECG readings yourself, which are stored in the Health app on your iPhone and could be useful by your doctor if there is anything wrong. "Apple calls it the Liquid Retina Display, 6.1" 1729×828 resolution. Come launch, you'll be expected to fork over at least £1,099 for one and if you wanted the top-end configuration with 512GB of storage, be prepared to shed a hefty £1,449.

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