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New iPhone Names, Colours and Storage Details Leaked From Apple.com

New iPhone Names, Colours and Storage Details Leaked From Apple.com

When Apple introduced the iPhone X a year ago at a starting price of US$999, some analysts were skeptical that people would pay up so much.

The iPhone XS has a 5.8in screen, while the XS Max features a 6.5in display - Apple's largest-ever iPhone.

Pricing. Taking the price of its flagship iPhone to almost $1,000 past year helped Apple squeeze more revenue out of the device even though unit sales remained flat.

Here are five of the biggest announcements from Apple's annual iPhone event, held at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, Calif. But, as rumoured beforehand, it will be more affordable than the premium models.

iPhone XR supports fast and fluid iPhone gestures like tap to wake, swipe up to the home screen, swipe down to access notifications and the Control Center, and the new haptic touch feature for pressing on the home screen to instantly launch the camera or flashlight.

Apple also showed off a cheaper iPhone, called the iPhone XR.

Apple accidentally leaked photos and names prior to Wednesday's event, and several other details were already known, so Wall Street had a good broad idea of what to expect - the devil would be in the details.

The tech giant will live-stream its event on the social media platform for the first time on Wednesday as it looks to draw in a larger audience.

Read on to find out everything we know about the brand new iPhone XR.

'The new iPhone XR has a gorgeous new aerospace-grade aluminum and glass enclosure that has IP67 protection from liquids and dust, long all-day battery life and comes in six handsome finishes.

Other features and specs of the phone include IP67 water resistance, the new A12 Bionic chip, Face ID, LTE Advanced, Dual SIM, and iOS 12. A new dual-camera system with "Smart HDR" and the ability to dynamically change focus depth on photos.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it worked with Apple to develop apps for the Apple Watch and has been taking steps to ease the regulatory pathway for companies seeking to create digital healthcare products.

Apple will continue to sell the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 in regular and Plus sizes. We're talking some small upgrades on last year's iPhone X model (which at the time was billed as "the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone").

The iPhone XS has the biggest battery ever put in an iPhone.

The iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max keep the iPhone X thin-bezel body style with display notch for front-facing cameras and sensors. "It will feel like they have a device that's modern because it will look like one of the new ones but not have the cost".

Apple's newest phones feature faster processors and better memory capacities than their predecessor. Williams said the new Apple Watch could help detect atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat), although he hedged that it won't "catch every instance".

A third new iPhone XR has also been unveiled. It also determines when a user has fallen or slipped and calls emergency services if the person has been motionless for one minute.


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