Hands On With the 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

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

It's no surprise that Apple would discontinue the iPhone SE and the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

The XR lasts 1.5 hours longer than the iPhone X in terms of battery life and supports a dual SIM.

On Wednesday, Apple held its annual September media event to announce, among other things, the new iPhones for 2018.

If confirmed, the 6.5in iPhone XS Max is expected to be the company's most expensive to date, surpassing the £999 iPhone X introduced this time past year.

Instead of swiping to summon Apple's Control Center and tapping the icon, you'll now be able to press dedicated flashlight and camera buttons on your iPhone's lock screen.

Interestingly it's got a bigger screen than the XS, coming in a 6.1 inches. We're talking some small upgrades on last year's iPhone X model (which at the time was billed as "the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone"). It's also, size-wise, directly in between the new iPhone XS and XS Max - the iPhone XR has a 6.1-inch LCD screen.

But regardless of the insane prices, Apple fans are still always waiting to get their hands on any new iPhone the company rolls out.

The latest iPhone models are just getting more expensive.

The iPhone XR will be available in a variety of colors, including blue, yellow, red and more, and with 64GB, 128GB or 256GB of storage.

If you're in the market for an Apple Watch, and you're looking at the Apple website's comparison page trying to make up your mind, it's hard to argue with hard numbers: The Apple Watch Series 3 is $120 less expensive than the equivalent Series 4, and it's almost identical.

The Watch 4 is available from $279 in either silver, gold, or space grey, or you can opt for the more expensive stainless finish which brings polished, space black or gold varieties.

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"Apple Watch has become an intelligent guardian for your health", chief operating officer Jeff Williams said.

The new Apple watches, with the help of an optical sensor, can notify a person if their heart rate is too low and can monitor people's heart rhythms in the background.

The new devices are aimed at maintaining Apple's share in the premium segment.

Apple's put a new and improved Face ID system inside both the XS and XS Max that it says makes it not only more secure but even faster to unlock.

Using the A12 processor the camera can take photos using what it's calling Smart HDR.

As Fortune's John Patrick Pullen noted via Twitter, camera company Lytro debuted a similar feature in 2012, but it didn't take off with consumers.

The real improvement, however, is how its Apple-designed image signal processor (ISP) works. Different iPhones support different wireless bands depending on what carriers in each country use.

This gives the phone up to 15% faster performance cores and up to 50% faster graphics performance.

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