After months of speculation and leaks, Apple has revealed, on September 12, the new generation of iPhone and Apple Watch.
The iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, and the Apple Watch Series 4 are now official. In order to know their features, prices and release dates, read the rest of this article.
Apple Watch Series 4.
The first big announcement during the Keynote of September 2018 has been the Apple Watch Series 4.
Apple Watch Series 4 : design and technical characteristics.
The rounded edges of this 4th generation are thinner than those of the previous models. It allows you to have screens that are slightly larger (40 mm and 44 mm) and this, without much altering the size of the case.
The user interface has also been redesigned. Thus, the new dials of the Apple Watch Series 4 provides more space for the display and application of funds of screen (up to 8 complications).
In addition to the new display, the crown was digitally enhanced. It now integrates a haptic feedback. This means that a single sensation of click is enough to interact with the Apple Watch 4.
In addition, the new watch from Apple will follow very closely your heart’s activity. Its optical sensor can now detect if your heart rate decreases for 10 minutes.
His electrocardiogram has been certified by the Food and Drugs Administration, which add to the character of the medical device, and not more, only the consumer good.
Its side, the Watch Series 4 has a speaker that is 50 % more powerful than the Series 3. This audio quality is perfect for calls, to communicate with Siri and for the use of the Walkie-Talkie.
The performance of this model is boosted by the smart S4 dual-core and 64-bit. It is two times faster than the chip S3 of the Watch Series 3.
As for its battery, in spite of all these new features and improvements, it has a battery life of “only” 18 hours, as much as the previous models. However, it will take up to six hours at a sporting use with GPS.
The style in all of this ? The series 4 is available in aluminum with the colors silver, gold, or space grey, while the premium collection stainless steel will be available in grey, sand, gold, and black sidereal.
Apple Watch Series 4 : price and release dates.
The pre-orders are open from Friday 14 September, and its release date is scheduled for 21 September.
Basic versions start from 429 €, those with cellular data will cost 529 euros. It takes 699 € for the stainless steel models.
iPhone XS and XS Max.
The product the most anticipated of this Keynote was, without a doubt, the iPhone XS, with the iPhone XS Max.
These iPhone vintage 2018 look like the iPhone X of 2017, but with some key improvements.
iPhone XS and XS Max : design and technical characteristics.
Let’s start with the most obvious, this new range is available in two sizes, each measuring 5.8 inches and 6.5 inches respectively.
It is the only major difference between the two smartphones (with the exception of the price) because both are equipped with a screen Super Retina and provide a density of 458ppi.
The two models also share the same index sealing, IP68. In other words, they can withstand immersion to 2 meters deep for 30 minutes.
In addition, these new iPhones have, according to the american firm, the “glass-the most durable ever designed for a smartphone”. Apple is not entered into the details of its manufacture, but we hope that they do break not the slightest hitch.
The iPhone XS and XS Max are faster than the iPhone X, this is due to their new processor A12 Bionic, which is to this day the first chip to be engraved by 7nm.
It allows not only to improve the general performance of the phone, when you play, or take pictures, but also to speed up the authentication process facial. The latter also works if you wear a hat or sunglasses.
With the iPhone XS, and XS Max, you’ll be able to save up to 64 Gb, 256 Gb or 512 Gb of data.
We also note a few improvements in the level of quality photo and video (which looks amazing). On the iPhone XS, you will be able to enhance the blur in the background and adjust the level of depth.
The most impressive feature is that these two iPhone can accommodate 2 SIM cards. You can have two numbers on a single smartphone.
This is perfect for globetrotters or those who wish to combine their numbers in professional and personal in a single device.
Therefore, there will be a physical location for a SIM card and another dedicated to the eSIM (sim).
This technology allows you to switch from one supplier to another depending on the place where you are in the world. It will be possible to have rights at prices less high.
Note that the eSIM is not, for the moment, only available for Orange customers .
Both models are sold in silver, space grey and gold.
iPhone XS and XS-Max : prices and release dates.
The price of the iPhone XS starts from 1 159 € (64 Gb), while the iPhone XS Max is 100 € more expensive, is 1 259 €.
It is possible to pre-order from 14 September before their availability in-store on the 21st of September.
Apple also announced theiPhone XR to the sides of the iPhone XS and XS Max.
iPhone XR : design and technical characteristics.
The strongest point of the range XR is the selection of colors, which is more vibrant than the premium range. It reminds us of that of the iPhone 5c.
The iPhone XR features an LCD 6.1 inches Liquid Retina screen covers the edges. The resolution of its screen is 1792 x 828 pixels at 326ppi.
The iPhone XR shares some technical characteristics with the iPhone XS, and XS Max. For example, the feature 3D Touch has been removed and replaced by the Haptic Touch.
But, this is not all because the iPhone XR is equipped, also, of the smart A12, Bionic, Face ID and Portrait mode similar.
By contrast, at the rear, there is only a single wide angle camera 12 Mpx. Although it is of a configuration to single camera, the iPhone XR may always offer the Portrait mode with impressive results (if we believe the main images of Apple).
Side storage space, it is available in 64 Gb, 128 Gb and 256 Gb.
iPhone XR : price and release date.
This range iPhone colorful is available for preorder from the 19th of October. The release date in store of the iPhone XR is scheduled for 26 October.
In terms of cost, the iPhone XR is slightly cheaper than the XS (from 859 €). A price rather attractive given that it has several features identical to the iPhone XS.
The software updates.
For not to miss any software update, here is the date of their respective output :
iOS 12: 17 September.
WatchOS 5 : September 17.
macOS Mojave : September 24.
tvOS 12: 17 September.