Everything Apple Announced At Its ‘Gather Round’ iPhone XS Launch Event
Apple hosted its highly anticipated ‘Gather Round’ event yesterday. Apple’s event marked the arrival of a new LCD iPhone, a completely redesigned smartwatch and the company’s biggest iPhone to date. There were several new accessories as well as variants for the Apple Watch Series 4 and iPhones Xs, which we will talk about later on. If you missed the event, here’s a roundup for everything the company announced at its big iPhone event.
Here’s Everything Apple Introduced At Its Gather Round iPhone XS Event
The event introduced the Apple Watch Series 4 in an all-new design, powerful internals and many under the hood improvements. Other the smartwatch, Apple also announced three new iPhone models. While one of them is a successor to last year’s iPhone X which Apple discontinued right after the event. The other two are the 6.5-inch OLED iPhone XS Max and the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone Xr. There were also a couple of accessories announced as well. So let’s dig in!
Apple Watch Series 4
Apple Watch Series 4 was the first device the company unveiled at its Gather Round event. The smartwatch features an all-new design, re-engineered from ground up with numerous new forward-facing additions.
For one, it’s thinner but features the latest internals on the inside. The display is more than 30 percent bigger on both variants of the Apple Watch Series 4. It’s thanks to minimal bezels that Apple managed to squeeze in a bigger display while keeping the same form factor. It carries forward the same 18-hour battery life from last year.
In terms of external design, the Digital Crown now features haptic feedback. The microphone is also repositioned to minimize echo in calls. It houses the latest S4 processor inside which provides ample power to the watch to carry out the advanced features like ECG support, fall detection, and irregular heart rate detection.
The pricing starts at $399 for the GPS model and $499 for the cellular model. Preorders begin Friday and they will be available to users on the 21st. Read more details on the Apple Watch Series 4.
iPhone XS And iPhone XS Max
As for the aforementioned new OLED iPhone models, we get a 5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max. Both models will feature the same specifications inside and they both feature OLED panels. Both devices are IP68 certified which means it is more resistant to dust and water. The glass enclosure is the strongest that Apple has made and also the most durable one on a smartphone. The iPhone XS Max features a gigantic 6.5-inch display with a resolution of 2,688 by 1,242 coming at 458 ppi.
Other than this, both models of the iPhone XS family feature the same A12 Bionic chip inside, the first 7nm processor. The upgraded 8-core neural Engine will assist in better machine learning and more. The camera department is where the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max shines. Now featuring a larger 12MP sensor wide angle lens and an improved 12MP telephoto lens. There are several software improvements as well in terms of the camera like the blur adjustments in Portrait Model.
Lastly, the device’s feature dual-SIm tech inside via eSIM worldwide. Chinese markets would receive support for two physical SIM cards in a single tray. Both variants come in a new gold color option, so that’s a plus. Read more on the iPhone XS and Xs Max.
iPhone Xr is Apple’s budget iPhone of the year coming at $749. It features more or less the same design as that of the iPhone XS. However, there are subtle differences. If you want to get the iPhone XS design for cheap, your best option at this point is the iPhone Xr. Moreover, it is available in six new color options.
Moving on, the iPhone Xr features an LCD display with a resolution of 1,792 by 828 and also feature’s Apple True Tone technology. The Liquid Retina is Apple’s best LCD retina display on the market. One major exclusion is support for 3D Touch. However, the company has replaced it with a long-press Haptic Touch feature.
It boasts all the internals of the iPhone XS, the A12 Bionic chip, Face ID and more. However, it comes with a single rear shooter coming at 12MP. There have been several advancements made in terms of software for the camera. It is capable of providing Portrait shots. For more details, read the full launch of the iPhone Xr.
Accessories For iPhone XS And Apple Watch Series 4
What Apple did not announce at the event were accessories. There are new Apple Watch bands in different style and variants. In addition to this, new iPhone XS cases are also introduced. You can check out the details on them here.
These are the products that Apple launched at its big iPhone XS launch event. There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more. This is all for now, share what you feel about the new iPhone models in the comments.