Apple officially announces iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max

Much-anticipated Apple line-up will include a range of smartphones a new mini Mac and accessories. AFP

Much-anticipated Apple line-up will include a range of smartphones a new mini Mac and accessories. AFP

Three new smartphones have been launched during the Apple event - iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.

On Twitter, Apple fans are simultaneously hailing the sleek new products and dragging the company for its name choice.

That being said, the microphone layout on the bottom of the iPhone XS is slightly different than the iPhone X, which means cases that have precise cutouts for those microphone holes in the iPhone X, may be slightly misaligned on an iPhone XS.

However, it features the same power and costs €300 less than the flagship iPhone XS Max.

A new electrical heart rate sensor also adds ECG features.

With these features contributing to the lower price point on the Xr, the Xr does boast the same A12 Bionic chip found on the iPhone Xs and Xs Max, while battery life is noted to be one and a half hours more per day than the iPhone 8 Plus.

To mention some of its more impressive and useful upgrades, the Apple Watch Series 4 seems to work harder for your health, with its new ability to detect hard falls, and even take an ECG reading from your wrist.

Similarly, Apple promises the most advanced LCD display in a smartphone via its new Retina Liquid, which sports 1.4 million pixels and offers a wide color profile.

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Mr Schiller said the iPhone XR was introduced to help Apple "reach as many customers as we can". But perhaps most notably, the Apple Watch now lets users perform an electrocardiogram, or EKG, making the Apple Watch Series 4 the first FDA-approved, over-the-counter EKG consumer device. Pre-orders open Friday, September 14, and shipping starts September 21. The iPhone Xs gets a 5.8-inch OLED panel, while the iPhone Xs Max comes with a larger 6.5-inch OLED display. It retains the key advances of the first iPhone X - facial recognition and an edge-to-edge display - but is cheaper while being noticeably larger at 6.1 inches.

Apple has just announced the iPhone XS and XS MAX, a new generation of iPhones that brings iPhone photographer to the next level.

After capturing a Portrait Mode photo, you can open up the Edit feature to find the new Depth Slider.

While going over the relevant details from the Apple event, it's actually insane to realize how much of these new iPhone plans were rumored as early as this February.

Both come with a dual camera behind them - 12 megapixel and telephoto lens - and a 7-megapixel camera in front.

Superfans of Apple technology were on the edge of their seats as CEO Tim Cook explained all the flashy new phones dropping this year. And it's actually R750 less than Apple charged for the iPhone 8 Plus a year ago.

The iPhone XS Max builds upon the success of the iPhone X, which got rid of the home button to make room for more screen.

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