Apple unveils its priciest iPhone, new smartwatch

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Much like past year, the Cupertino giant announced three new variants in its iPhone 2018 lineup, the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the cheaper iPhone XR. That's the magic of aspect ratios: The XR's screen is taller and narrower and goes right up to the edge of the phone, with the infamous notch at the top, so Apple can quote 6.1 inches while making a physically smaller phone.

"Did they really name the new iPhone the 'excess"?' XS?

The iPhone Xs Max, pronounced like "tennis max", might just as well be read as "excess max".

As for the iPhoneXR, the price is €879 and it has a 6.1 inch display.

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The iPhone XS comes with a 5.8-inch screen, as the iPhone X did. Many of you might not understand what this new term means, but before the explanation of this new technology, it is to be noted that this is not something new. iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS & iPhone XR; Know Specifications, Features & Price of New Apple Phones in India. It's a feature that already came with the iPhone X and will probably appear in the pricier XS and XS Max, but it doesn't appear to exist on the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus, even running the latest iOS 12 beta.

While there are some older iPad and Macbooks that are capable of matching the iPhone XR's liquid retina display for pixel density, nearly all the the HD and Super HD Retina displays found in the last several generations of iPhone have the XR's Liquid Retina Display beat. It's also updating the portrait mode feature so users can fine-tune each image. Apple has done coloured phones before, with the iPhone 5c, but these colours are shimmery aluminium under glass, and they have a rich, enamel-like look to them.

Underneath, the XR is powered by the same A12 Bionic chipset that's used on XS and XS Plus.

This gives the phone up to 15% faster performance cores and up to 50% faster graphics performance.

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In one of the company's signature launch events at its headquarters in Cupertino, California Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, the most advanced iPhones ever. The iPhone 8 starts at $599. New iPhones shipping to Hong Kong, China and Macau will all have SIM trays that can hold two SIM cards each. We were shown the all-new Apple Watch Series 4, the iPhone Xs, and Apple's new flagship device, the Xs Max. Folks here could be forking out as much as S$2,349 - the price of a decked out gaming computer - to get the best iteration of Apple's latest iPhone.

But how does the biggest iPhone ever compare to Androids with large screens?

The main camera is getting an upgrade with a 12-megapixel wide-angle and 12-megapixel telephoto on the back. "The smartphone's base model starts at $749, and comes in six surprisingly vibrant colors - white, black, blue, yellow, coral, and the oddly-named "(PRODUCT) RED".

The new Apple Watch has been given a new, 30 percent larger curved display than the third series watch.

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They start at $599 with Global Positioning System, and $749 with Global Positioning System and cellular.

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