Apple’s September Keynote Roundup
Apple made its September keynote announcement on September 12. If you aren’t up to date on the latest Apple news, read our recap below. Here are the biggest announcements from Apple this month.
There Are Three New iPhone Models
Apple will be introducing three new iPhones: the XS, XS Max, and XR. The XS features a 5.8 inch Super Retina OLED display, whereas the XS Max has a larger display at 6.5 inches. Both will feature a new chip that drives them to perform faster and more efficient when doing things like sharing photos, streaming videos, and using Face ID to unlock your phone. They can also store up to 200,000 photos, and those photos will be improved thanks to a new feature called Smart HDR, which will merge multiple photos taken simultaneously to yield the highest quality photo possible. You’ll also get 30 more minutes of battery life on the XS and 90 more minutes on the XS Max. Pre-orders begin September 14th and will ship on September 21st. The XS model starts at $999, with the XS Max starting at $1,099.
The XR is the third new iPhone model and it will be available in a variety of colors: blue, coral, red, yellow, black, and white. It will also feature an edge-to-edge LCD display that spans 6.1 inches, meaning there won’t be a home button. It will use Face ID like on the X models. The XR will also give you an hour and a half more battery life than the iPhone 8 Plus. Pre-orders begin October 19th and will ship the following week. The XR will start at $749.
The New Series 4 Apple Watch
The next generation of Apple Watch will feature a sleek new design with an edge-to-edge display and curved corners. The screens are 30% larger, yet thinner than the previous Series 3 model. Apple Watches will have new interactive faces and louder speakers. Its motion detection has improved so that it can now recognize when its wearer has fallen. Your watch will then alert you with an option to contact emergency services. The new watch will also detect abnormal heart rates and rhythms, which is great news for people concerned about heart health. It will even be able to take electrocardiograms or EKG. You will be able to hold your fingertips to the digital crown on the screen for 30 seconds to measure your EKG. The Apple Watch Series 4 starts at $399 for models with GPS, $499 for models with cellular, and both are available for pre-order September 14th.