Apple launches iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR

Phil Schiller Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing speaks about the Apple iPhone XS at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new Apple products in Cupertino Calif Apple Showcase Cupertino USA- 12 Sep 2018

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Apple's sales figures demonstrate it doesn't have trouble attracting consumers willing to pay top prices.

Apple aficionados in the Middle East will not have long to wait before they get their hands on what the company are calling the "most attractive and advanced" iPhones.

Worldwide, about 48 million smartwatches are expected to be sold this year compared to almost 1.9 billion phones, according to the research firm Gartner.

Two years later, Apple called its watch "the ultimate device for a healthy life", emphasizing water resistance for swimmers and built-in Global Positioning System for tracking runs or cycling workouts. Though the headphones got off to a slow start, they have quickly helped Apple capture 26% of the USA wireless headphone market, according to NPD Group.

I tested the new Watch for only a few minutes in a controlled environment, so I was not able to test whether the heart rate sensors had been improved or if the fall detection really worked, but I can confirm the hardware improvements are legitimate and welcome.

EKGs are important tests of heart health that typically require a doctor visit. The feature gained an onstage endorsement from Ivor Benjamin, a cardiologist who heads the American Heart Association, who said such real-time data would change the way doctors work.

The biggest announcements from Apple's iPhone Xs event
Until it was killed off on Wednesday, the iPhone SE had been a rare budget-conscious device from Apple, priced at $US350. The starting price of the new iPhone XS, the successor to the iPhone X , is the same as the iPhone X's: $999.

"Apple Watch has now become an intelligent guardian for your health", said Jeff Williams, Apple's chief operating officer. As 9to5Mac notes, the only place where Apple had even mentioned AirPower was on the iPhone X product page, which has since been removed to make way for the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xr.

It's to be noted that the 64-bit part of the new CPU might not be as clear as one might think, as there's been some evidence (Credit @KhaosT) that the Watch might be running in ARM64_32 mode, which would be a 32-bit submode of AArch64 that allows for 32-bit pointers while retaining the ISA advantages of AArch64. A new app will say whether each reading is normal or shows signs of atrial fibrillation.

Instead of using the button to unlock your phone, the new models come with Apple's FaceID facial-recognition technology.

This new features will be available to US customers later this year, Apple said - an indication that it may not be ready for launch.

But here's the thing: While everyone else gets dual SIM capability via a single physical nano SIM combined with a digital eSIM, China gets something unique.

The Apple Watch is getting some big upgrades.

Apple's greatest magic trick: A $749 iPhone is now "cheap"
Specifically, we're getting yellow, blue, and coral. iPhone owners will have to pony up extra cash if they want to buy a dongle. This has led to the iPhone XR being variously described as " cheap ", " entry-level ", or the " budget " iPhone for this year.

If a person falls, and then is motionless, the watch will call emergency services, he added.

'Apple's new phone's name is iphone XS which like every other iphone would be EXCESSively overpriced, ' @Bhavessshh tweeted.

Apple says it monitored some 2,500 people - measuring how they fell off ladders, missed a step while walking or got their legs caught in their trousers while getting dressed.

The feature will turn on automatically for users 65 and over; younger people can activate it in the settings.

I'll need to start saving if I want one won't I?

But the Apple Watch still lacks one feature found in rival wrist gadgets: the ability to analyze sleep quality. Even with all this power, iPhone XR lasts up to an hour and a half longer than iPhone 8 Plus.

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Star Elena Delle Donne went to the Finals in 2014 with Chicago, as did guard Kristi Toliver with Los Angeles in 2016. Sue Bird , the league's oldest player at 37, is the only holdover Seattle's championship teams in 2010 and 2004.

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