The new iPhone XS and iPhone XR were presented yesterday by Apple, during the now classic September event that the company organizes at its headquarters in Cupertino, California. As was predicted in recent weeks by several technology sites, Apple introduced the iPhone XS, the evolution of the model presented just a year ago, and iPhone XS Max, a larger screen version of it. These are the two flagship models of the company, to which is added the third iPhone XR smartphone that recalls the design of the iPhone X, but with a smaller and less defined screen.
iPhone XS is the evolution of current iPhone X, with an improved OLED screen for contrast and image rendering, a more resistant glass coating and a more powerful processor. The screen is 5.8 inches, larger than the iPhone 8 Plus but with smaller smartphone size, as the screen covers the entire surface of the phone. For those who prefer smartphones with larger layouts, Apple has introduced iPhone XS Max, a version of the new iPhone with a 6.5-inch screen.
Apple worked to improve the sound system, achieving greater sound definition. The internal Bionic A12 processor has been enhanced, especially as regards the "neural engine" part for the management of artificial intelligence functions. Apple's goal is to make the phone perform most tasks, such as facial recognition in images, without having to transfer anything to data centers with more powerful computers. The rear and front cameras have been updated, with a new sensor and new algorithms for processing each frame immediately after shooting. On average, for every picture, 1,000 billion operations are performed before their rescue, a few moments later. The new "Smart HDR" option takes multiple photographs and with different settings, for example exposure, blending them together to create an image with highlights, shadows, contrast and more realistic tones.
iPhone XS battery lasts half an hour longer than the iPhone X, while that of the iPhone XS Max takes about an hour longer. Both smartphones can use two SIMs simultaneously, using the eSIM standard for virtual cards, so the service will be progressively available depending on the telephone operators around the world. The new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be available starting September 21st. The iPhone XS will have a price starting from 1,189€, while the iPhone XS Max from 1,289€.
Apple has made a cheaper version of what we can now consider the iPhone X series. The new smartphone is called iPhone XR and is a sort of middle ground between the iPhone X and the iPhone 8. The design is smaller than iPhone X, but with a 6.1-inch LCD screen and not OLED. The size of the screen is greater than that of the iPhone 8 Plus, but being the display almost no frame, the size of the new smartphone is lower.
Many of the features of the new iPhone XR are similar to those of the iPhone XS: there are facial recognition, a function to activate the screen by touching it, machine learning functions and the same A12 Bionic processor. The rear camera is not double, so it can not perform an optical zoom, but is still equipped with the same sensor and the same lens as the most expensive model. The iPhone XR is designed for those who do not want to spend or can not afford the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, but is still interested in some of their features and less to the classic models like the iPhone 7 and 8, which still remain on sale. The iPhone XR will be available starting October 26th in six different colors: white, black, blue, yellow, coral and red ("Product RED"). The starting price will be 889 euros.
The new Apple Watch have screens larger than 35 percent compared to previous models: the size of the dial and the case have not changed, Apple has simply used more space for the images, changing the shape of the screen to recover space from the frame. The maximum volume of Apple Watch has increased by 50 percent, solving a problem for many users, who complained about the difficulty of hearing from the watch especially during phone calls or the use of Siri. The crown offers new tactical feedback thanks to a small magnetic motor, to make its use more realistic. The watch is also equipped with a new series of accelerometers, which among other things can detect a fall of the wearer and in the case of making an emergency call (if the person does not reactivate the watch within a minute).
The heartbeat detector has been improved and has three new functions: it sends a notification if the heartbeat is too low, detects heart abnormalities and signals them to the owner of the watch that can then deepen them with the doctor, thanks to two new sensors electrocardiogram in 30 seconds and signals any anomalies. Each electrocardiogram is saved in the iPhone Health app, and can be shared with your doctor through a normal PDF file, for any subsequent investigations. The new Apple Watch Series 4 will be available starting September 14, with a starting price of 439 euros.