Hands On With the iPhone XR

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A year removed from last year's 10th anniversary celebration-the first to be held at Steve Jobs Theater on the company's new campus-look for Apple to get back to basics.

It introduced the iPhone XS, 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. Manufacturers and logistics firms also stand to benefit, as connected devices with embedded eSIMS can be produced in one region, and then easily shipped and tracked across in the world, giving them access to wider global markets. With the XR, which was until recently rumoured to be the XC, the physical home button on iPhones has now officially been consigned to history. Greater screen area allows for app icons and fonts that are bigger and easier to read, while "complications" have been "beautifully enhanced to be more precise and informative", says Apple. Both the Xs and Xs Max are fitted with a dual 12-megapixel camera arrangement, dual-SIM support and can be equipped with up to 512GB of storage.

The popular portrait mode, which de-focuses the background of a photo to emphasize the subject, has a new setting. I don't think iPhone users care about modem performance, and the XR's screen and camera are both very, very good-probably good enough to make iPhone buyers wonder why they should spend more.

Unlike the flagship models, it comes in a handful of new colors including white, black, blue, coral, yellow, and (PRODUCT) RED. Or skinny jeans? Unfortunately, Apple didn't update its 4-inch iPhone SE with a new processor and camera.

In Germany, the 512GB iPhone XS Max costs 1.649 euros or $1,917, a $468 difference.

Apple previewed AirPower a year ago, showing a flat pad the company said could wirelessly charge devices such as an Apple Watch, iPhone, and AirPods case all at once.

Any Apple fans waiting to hear about the company's futuristic wireless charging mat were disappointed Wednesday, as the AirPower charger did not get a single mention at Apple's latest annual iPhone event.

iPhone XR price: How much does the iPhone XR cost? The iPhone 8 starts at $599.


The company announced that it will start shipping the gadgets at the end of September with XR expected to be shipped in mid-October.

The premium iPhone XS is made with stainless surgical grade steel with a new glass formulation and has edge-to-edge screen, Apple said in a statement.

Apple Watch Series 4 models rest on display during a launch event on September 12, 2018, in Cupertino, California.

Despite all the new sensors, bigger displays, and more powerful processors, the Apple Watch maintain its estimated battery life of 18 hours, so you won't have to worry about it lasting through a day, but it will also not take you much further.

The dial on the side, called the digital crown, now has haptic feedback to feel vibrations.

The feature is available immediately worldwide and will turn on automatically for users 65 and over.

It can also detect when you fall by calculating wrist trajectory and other movements and can send that data to an emergency contact. The latest wearable also touts a built-in (and FDA-approved) EKG sensor to help diagnose heart diseases and other conditions.

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