Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Sep 2018 19:42 UTC
Apple

Apple today in California officially announced the "iPhone Xs" and "iPhone Xs Max", the latest iPhone models coming this year. The company confirmed that both models will come in Space Gray, Silver, and Gold color options, with Gold being the new addition to the iPhone Xs lineup this year.

The iPhone Xs models have the same design as the iPhone X from 2017, with an edge-to-edge OLED display, greatly reduced bezels, and a "notch" that houses the front-facing TrueDepth Camera system. The iPhone Xs is the direct iPhone X successor and measures in at 5.8 inches, while the XS Max is Apple's biggest iPhone yet at 6.5 inches.

Even by "S" standards, this is a relatively small update to the top-tier iPhone, but as an iPhone X user I can say that's honestly perfectly fine - the X is simply still one of the best phones on the market today. Apple also unveiled the iPhone Xr, a cheaper version of the same iPhone X design, which sports an LCD display instead of OLED, and comes in a variety of colours.

Lastly, Apple also released the Apple Watch Series 4, which is a bigger update. It has a much larger display than the Series 3, it's noticeably thinner, and comes with a electrocardiogram functionality and other FDA-approved heartrate functions. They also come with a processor that supposedly makes them twice as fast. A nice upgrade for sure.

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Meh
by Moochman on Wed 12th Sep 2018 20:04 UTC
Moochman
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2005-07-06

The only phone I would really have been interested in was the lower-priced XR, but seeing as it's got a glass back and a starting price of $749 it's hardly the 5c-replacement everyman-phone I was hoping for. Let me know when Apple releases some more sturdy and affordable options for people who don't buy into "luxury" BS.

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RE: Meh
by darknexus on Wed 12th Sep 2018 20:25 in reply to "Meh"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Looks like the 7 will be the new 5C or SE, starting at $449 according to Apple. They're keeping all the current line-ups at varying price points. Kind of an odd move given their track record. In a way it makes sense though, given that the 5C and/or SE were just previous gen components with a new model number and casing slapped on them. At least this is more honest, for what that's worth.

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