The most anticipated keynote of the year “Apple Gather Round” event is over. Apple has just unveiled the new iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and the Apple Watch Series 4. The event is of utmost importance for the company because its main focus is the launch of three expected phones: the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the most economical iPhone XR. Here’s we brought you highlights of 2018 Apple event. Let’s get started first with Apple watch series 4.
Apple Watch Series 4
After months and months of leaks, the Apple company officially introduced the Apple Watch Series 4. As it was indicated by the rumors, it is a smartwatch that Apple takes this product category to the next level, and has with a bigger screen than in the current watches, although compatible with the belts we already have.
The Apple Watch Series 4 is ahead of the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max and the iPhone XR, the most affordable in the family. And he does it with new watch faces that, as we saw in the official presentation, are spectacular, because his new edge-to-edge design enhances the new graphics. The device has a new 64-bit S4 chip that Apple says is twice as fast as the previous generation.
Apple Watch Series 4 maintains the 18 hours of battery of its previous generation. In addition, the device has Bluetooth 5.0, a speaker with a louder sound is submersible to water, and its size is slightly larger than that of previous generations. In addition, the device has a 64-bit processor and some new software elements that will allow users to take advantage of that larger screen.
This smartwatch will be available from September 21 onwards, but pre-orders can be taken from September 14.
iPhone XS and XS MAX Came to an existence
The new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are already here. The “X” continues to be the Roman numeral “ten”, while the “s” refers to its Super Retina display and the “Max” refers to the size. A generation that builds on the success of the iPhone X that both surprised and that gives a leap in power, camera and, above all, screen size. This is the next generation of leading iPhone that Apple has ever done.
Key Features to know
- New iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, upping the Face ID algorithms
- Super Retina display, IP68 resistance, and double SIM
- New A12 Bionic processor with improved artificial intelligence
- A new era for photography
Apple has just unveiled in its keynote the sale of these terminals. The availability of new iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max will be for September 21, that is, within ten days. The opening of the reserves will take place this Friday, September 14.
As for prices, Apple has just revealed how much they will cost:
- 64GB iPhone XS: $999
- 64GB iPhone XS Max: $1099
The two models will go on sale on September 21, with reservations open a week before.
Announced iOS 12, watchOS 5 and macOS Mojave release
As expected, Apple has been revealing little by little when it will release the new versions of iOS, watchOS, and macOS. As the keynote has advanced, the company has confirmed each release:
- Release date of iOS 12: September 17, probably at 7:00 p.m.
- Release date of WatchOS 5: September 17, probably at 7:00 p.m.
- Date of launch of macOS Mojave: September 24, probably at 7:00 PM.
Apple will first release the Golden Master versions for developers and users in the betas program as a step prior to the public launch. A Golden Master (also called simply GM) is a final version that is identical to the one installed by end users. Although sometimes there may be an additional GM version before the final release. The augmented reality has had a great role in the keynote. Apple has highlighted its uses in games, apps and other software that takes advantage of it.
Introducing New iPhone XR
In the end, it has arrived, the new iPhone XR is a reality. Apple has introduced its first 6.1-inch phone, designed for the masses, thanks to exclusive features compared to other models. With the iPhone XR from Cupertino, they want to conquer the East and the rest of markets based on colors and unbeatable prices.
- 1 inches LCD screen with Liquid Retina
- Single camera with Portrait Mode
- Six colors to choose
- Bionic A12 chip and 3 GB of RAM inside
We have a starting price of 999 dollars for the model of 64. It will be available from October 26.
Apple Homepod Motivated Again
The arrival of HomePod has Siri as its protagonist. What are the new shots? A few that are new in this year:
- Search for song lyrics
- Multiple timers
- Make and receive calls
- Search my iPhone
- Siri shortcuts
Of course, all the other functions that HomePod had since its launch will be available. These are asking queries, time, play music and podcasts, check the agenda, add reminders. On the other hand, remember that from October 26 HomePod available in Spain and Mexico at $349.
iOS 12 Golden Master: Update Track
As expected, right after finishing the keynote Apple has released the Golden Master version of iOS 12. The latest version that we will see before the final release for all users next October 18. iOS 12 GM is a version for developers and users in the public beta, but this same build will be distributed to the end users. This will be the version of iOS that will mount the new iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone XR. The Apple Watch Series 4 will feature watchOS 5 as well.
Finally, we have drawn all the major highlights from Apple ”Gather Event”. So, the only thing to do is, to wait for official release. However, Apple again debuts this year with new product launches.