The iPhone XS and XS MAX will be available in 64GB, 256GB, 512GB capacities with starting prices of $999 and $1,099, respectively.
The new phones have displays of 5.8 and 6.5 inches, boosting screen size while keeping a small-format handset, Apple vice-president Phil Schiller said. The threenew iPhones have an average starting price of $949. Both the variants are powered by Apple's latest A12 Bionic SoC, which is touted to be one of the first with a 7nm processor. There's also Qi wireless charging and it also supports 50% fast charge in 30 minutes provided you have the right accessories.
The neural engine works up to 9 times faster on Core ML operations and uses less than 1/10 the energy.
In between the two cameras is an improved True Tone flash with an advanced flicker-detect system. In addition to this, it will have an LCD based screen, rather than an OLED based screen. Once you have it, you can check out our best SIM only deals guide (UK only) to see what plan to select for your new enormous smartphone. The phone also records videos with stereo audio.
Indian users have always been demanding dual sim in the iPhone. Also, with this launch, Apple has killed off last year's iPhone X, iPhone SE as well as the iPhone 6S series, its last models with a 3.5mm earphone jack. And of course, there's a new Gold color option.
"We are going to take iPhone X to the next level", chief executive Tim Cook said at a media event at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California. The new iPhones have a maximum storage option of 512GB.
HiSilicon Kirin 980 announced
In addition, the Kirin 980 has a new way of implementing what's known in smartphone processor circles as "big little" processing. The HiSilicon Kirin 980 is the latest chipset from the company, which is the successor to the HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC.
The iPhone XS and XS Max will be available to pre-order on Friday September 14, and ship Friday September 21 in the USA and other countries. The devices will start shipping on September 24th to the first list of regions, and on September 28th to the several other regions.
For comparison, the phone itself stands at a similar size to the iPhone 8 Plus, which houses a 5.5-inch screen.
The fall detection upgrade is expected to appeal to worker safety concerns in factories or other industrial settings, as well as to elderly or disabled users. It has a single rear camera though, a 12MP wide-angle sensor, but it has a portrait mode as well. So all those great cases already available for the iPhone X are ripe for the picking! The camera has OIS, and an f1/.8 aperture, with the true tone flash.
It will be available to order from 19 October, and will start shipping on 26 October.
Aretha Franklin’s funeral fit for a queen
Franklin's body arrived, in a 1940 Cadillac LaSalle hearse, more than two hours before the service was scheduled to start. Gwendolyn Quinn, a Franklin family spokeswoman, told the Free Press of Grande, "Aretha was fond of her".
While Apple will hopefully release an iPhone SE 2 some time within the next few months, there's certainly no guarantee.
Keys to face Osaka in US Open semis; Nishikori beats Cilic
Osaka was an easy victor in her quarterfinal, eliminating unseeded Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine 6-1, 6-1 in all of 57 minutes. In the match before Nishikori's, Naomi Osaka moved into her first Grand Slam semifinal by routing Lesia Tsurenko 6-1, 6-1.
IPhone 9 could cost more than iPhone 8
"They expect Apple to announce three new phones, two with screens larger than 6" and one just below, at an event next week . The CPU is expected to have 8 cores and at least 4GB of RAM with up to 512GB of storage rounding out the specs.
California Lawmakers Pass Net Neutrality Bill
California lawmakers have voted to make net neutrality state law, becoming the latest of several states to approve such measures. In addition, it would prohibit internet providers from collecting fees from apps and sites in order for them to reach users.