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Apple has revealed three new iPhones, one of which is the brand’s largest and most expensive smartphone ever, and a redesigned Apple Watch.
iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max
This is Apple’s most-advanced iPhone ever (well, until the next release anyway) and features a 5.8 and 6.5-inch All-Screen Design, with Powerful A12 Bionic Chip and a Breakthrough Dual Camera System.
The phones also feature Super Retina displays, the first 7-nanometer chip in a smartphone, faster Face ID, wider stereo sound and new gold finish to top it off.
Apple Senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Phillip Schiller said the iPhone Xs is a huge step forward for the future of the smartphone.
“Everything is state of the art including the industry-first 7-nanometer A12 Bionic chip with 8-core Neural Engine, faster Face ID and an advanced dual camera system that shoots Portrait mode photos with Smart HDR and dynamic depth of field,” he said.
“iPhone Xs is not one, but two new iPhone models and iPhone Xs Max offers the biggest display ever in an iPhone with the biggest battery ever in an iPhone, delivering up to an hour and a half more battery life in your day.”
The iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, 14 September and in stores from Friday, 21 September.
Prices for the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB models in space grey, silver and gold start at RRP A$1629 inc.GST (64GB) and A$1799 inc. GST.
This is the more affordable iPhone option for those who want to partake in the new technology without the breaking the bank.
It features most of the bells and whistles as the two new iPhones above but uses cheaper materials and comes it at $500 less than the 64GB iPhone Xs Max, with prices for the XR starting at $1299.
For those who love a bit of style, the XR comes in six different colours including blue, coral, yellow, white, black and red.
Apple Senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Phillip Schiller said the iPhone XR helps Apple reach even more people with the latest iPhone innovations.
“It is packed with the newest technologies including a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display that goes edge to edge, the latest TrueDepth camera with faster Face ID authentication, new 7-nanometer A12 Bionic chip with second generation Neural Engine and a 12-megapixel camera that takes advanced Portrait mode and Portrait Lighting photos,” he said.
“The new iPhone XR has a gorgeous new aerospace-grade aluminium and glass enclosure that has IP67 protection from liquids and dust, long all-day battery life and comes in six beautiful finishes.”
The iPhone XR will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB with prices starting at A$1299 (64GB).
Apple Watch 4
This is the first major design overhaul of the Apple Watch since its debut in 2015 and features a new display, electrocardiogram and fall detection.
The new display is more than 30 percent larger than the series 3 and integrates into a thinner, smaller case and has an 18-hour battery life.
It also features multiple new screen displays, hardware enhancements, improved speaker and microphone capabilities.
Most importantly for health purposes, the Apple Watch can now screen your heart rate in the background and detect if you’re suffering from atrial fibrillation or irregular heartbeats which can indicate certain health issues.
Apple chief operating officer Jeff Williams said they were thrilled the Apple Watch had become an essential part of peoples lives.
“The completely redesigned Apple Watch Series 4 continues to be an indispensable communication and fitness companion, and now with the addition of ground-breaking features, like fall detection and the first-ever ECG app offered directly to consumers, it also becomes an intelligent guardian for your health,” he said.
The Apple Watch will retail at A$599 and $749 for the 4G capable version, with the Series 3 watch dropping to a starting price of A$399.