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The Apple Watch is inching toward becoming a medical device

The Apple Watch is inching toward becoming a medical device

In Australia, the 512GB iPhone XS Max costs 2,369 AUD or $1,703, a $254 difference. It features all the same sensors as the iPhone X, including light and proximity, but boasts faster algorithms that promise to make it easier and faster to unlock your device using FaceID. Apple said the A12 can process 5 trillion operations per second, compared to 600 billion operations with the A11 chip.

The device is powered by A12 Bionic SoC which has a hexa-core CPU, quad-core GPU, and a neural engine, and will deliver 15% faster application processing than last year's A11 chip.

There's also Dual-SIM support but for those outside of China would need to use an e-SIM for the secondary connection.

Both the Xs and Xs Max come with a dual camera setup, featuring a 12mp wide-angle lens and a 12mp telephoto lens on the rear, and a 7mp RGB camera, paired with an IR camera on the front.

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will support dual SIM and dual standby functionality. What happened was that Apple failed to adequately inform iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s users that iOS will throttle the speed of their devices when battery health issues are detected, to prevent shutdowns.

The tech giant unveiled a new iteration of the flagship iPhone X with a 5.8in screen dubbed the iPhone XS - pronounced "ten S" rather than "excess" as well as the iPhone XS Max, which comes with a larger 6.5in screen.

The devices don't have a home button and feature Face ID in lieu of a Touch ID fingerprint scanner.

Apple said the XS models would be sold from Sept 21 and the XR from Oct 26. Its physical size sits somewhere between an iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, only with a much larger screen. The 128GB and 256GB iPhone XR costs £799 and £899, respectively. Even with all this power, iPhone XR lasts up to an hour and a half longer than iPhone 8 Plus. The 6.1-inch features a bright LCD screen and comes in a variety of colors, including white, black, blue, coral and red.




The watches will be available on September 21st, with orders opening September 14th.

The wearable device will go on sale in the United Kingdom on September 21 but before that, Apple is releasing watchOS 5 for existing Apple Watch customers.

Not only is the iPhone XS Max the biggest iPhone ever, it's also the most expensive.

Elsewhere at its event in California, Apple introduced the fourth generation of its Apple Watch, with even greater focus on health and wellbeing.

Apple has also confirmed it's dropping the price of the Series 3 watch to £279. The edges are noticeably rounder, though it still retains the square look.

Apple hasn't compromised on the XR's defense against the elements, though.

The dial on the side, called the digital crown, now has haptic feedback to feel vibrations.

Like the XS and XS MAX, the XR has a new Depth Control slider feature that lets you adjust the depth-of-field in Portrait Mode photos after they're captured, going from maximum bokeh at f/1.8 to maximum depth-of-field at f/16. Overall I found the new Apple Watch 4 a lot more attractive than its predecessors - though it's still a quite steep price point.


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