Apple unveils new smartwatch, nears 2 bn devices

Doris Richards
October 16, 2018

Cook said that with its fourth generation of the market-leading smartwatch, "we're going to take Apple Watch to the next level".

But Ms Milanesi said the result did not account for the top iPhone's new features. Another new addition is the Fall Detection feature. If a person falls, and then is motionless, the watch will call emergency services, he added. Instead, it's got "haptic touch", which basically means it will click if you hold your finger on a button for a while.

Apple is expected to use the launch to unveil as many as three new versions of the iPhone, a new Apple Watch and possibly a revamped iPad Pro, according to industry analysts.

Shares of optical components makers Lumentum Holdings Inc and Finisar Corp, suppliers that power iPhone X's Face ID feature and the TrueDepth camera technology, were down 1.6 percent and 0.4 percent in afternoon trading.

Liquid Retina, not to be confused with Super Retina. As far as the design compartment on these smartphones is concerned, the iPhone XS comes with a new Gold finish, a surgical-grade stainless steel and a more durable. In India, the price of iPhone XR begins at Rs 76,900.

The camera in Messages can also now quickly create a memorable video or photo - with artistic filters, animated text, music, emoji or fun stickers that you can send to your friends and family.

Normally what happens at the Apple Event every year is that the maximum cheers and whistles go out to the latest iPhone. Dubbed the iPhone XS, it's an upgrade in a number of ways but not the complete overhaul that the iPhone X was past year.

Most notoriously, a pre-production model of the iPhone 4 was left in a bar in 2010 and subsequently purchased by and written about by the tech blog Gizmodo. And as rumour suggested, the company has unveiled three new iPhones, namely - Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. The smartphones also has a same pixel density of 458ppi, with a resolution of 2688×1242.

The iPhone Xs, like its predecessor, has a screen that occupies nearly the entirety of the phone's frontage. The 5.8-inch iPhone Xs and 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max feature stunning Super Retina displays, a faster and improved dual camera system that offers breakthrough photo and video features, the first 7-nanometer chip in a smartphone - the A12 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine delivering up 5 trillion operations per second - faster Face ID, wider stereo sound, a lovely new gold finish and introduce Dual SIM to iPhone. iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, September 14 and in stores beginning Friday, September 21.

The iPhone XR, sports a 6.1 inch-screen, will come in black, white, red, yellow, coral and blue with available storage at 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB.

Apps launch up to 30% faster with the A12 Bionic chip.

For imaging duties, both iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max come with a dual rear camera setup - comprising of a 12MP wide-angle lens with f/1.8 aperture and a 12MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture. Apple cites that users can watch the livestream event on the Chrome and Firefox browser as well if they are using recent versions that support MSE, H.264, and AAC.

Even with upgrades to a pair of its most important product categories, nothing that Apple shows off today will be particularly revolutionary. Last year, a lot of buzz was made around animoji, this year Apple has introduced Memoji, some Siri Shortcuts and AR.

At a minimum, this would require ToF sensors with adequate range, 5G connectivity for AR glasses and also a "more powerful Apple Map database".

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