Everything Apple didn’t announce at its event: Macs, iPads, and more

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It follows previous rumours that the company will introduce a larger screened 6.5in iPhone - allegedly the XS Max - alongside the new 5.8in display iPhone XS, which is the same size screen as last year's iPhone X.

The news was met with instant ridicule across social media, as Twitter users likened it to everything from energy drinks to commentary on its "excessive" cost.

Apple revealed its three new iPhones on September in an event at the Steve Jobs Theater in its Apple Park HQ.

The bigger news - literally - is the iPhone Xs Max, of course.

Like their predecessor, the iPhone X, the name is meant to be pronounced as the number 10.

That said, there were a handful of noteworthy announcements related to Apple's popular iPhone, Apple Watch, and the its approach to software and internal hardware that ties its products together.

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.

Others found the company's lack of creativity to be a bigger issue, with many simply calling the new names "dumb" and 'lazy'. On the top of the device is a notch which houses the front camera and the Face ID.

What will the iPhone XR cost?

Design-wise, the iPhone Xr bears similarities to the iPhone Xs and Xs Max with a 6.1-inch all-screen build, slim bezels and the signature notch which incorporates Face ID and gestural navigation, but for a considerably lower price starting at $749 Dollars, and available in 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB models.

The iPhone XR goes up for pre-order on Friday, September 14. It's a six-core CPU, and uses a new, eight-core Neural Engine to power the machine learning systems on the iPhone XR that can process up to five trillion (yep) operations per second.

The iPhone XS and XS Max feature improved dual 12-megapixel cameras, with better True Tone sensors and fast 1.8 aperture lenses.

The tricky part about getting a feel for these new phones is that most of what makes them really important is happening under the hood.

iPhone Xs battery lasts 30 minutes longer each day compared to iPhone X. iPhone Xs Max runs 1.5 hours longer. Those price-points will obviously vary, I'm simply pointing out that for about $40 a month you could have one of the most powerful consumer mobile processors in the world, powering a gorgeous 6.5-inch OLED display, right in your pocket.

Storage sizes for the iPhone XR will reportedly be 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. The phones come in three colors: silver, space gray and gold.

We were hoping for a lot of new stuff... and it just didn't happen.

I'd make the old joke about selling my kidney for one of these, but if iPhone prices keep rising like this, one kidney soon won't be enough.

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