Apple Events 2018 and New iPhone (Complete Specs)

Yes, you have probably heard of the leaks and rumors regarding the launch of new iPhones. The rumor mill was churning out rumors voluptuously. However, all guess, conjecture came to the end on September 12. The next iPhone launch took place on September.

Apple, as usual, kick-started the new iPhones in line with an extravagant event. And, you can be able to view the newest additions to iPhone.

So, what does this iPhone have?

We no longer have to speculate since the new iPhone has already been launched. The release of the iOS 12 beta also drops us with some clues as to what Apple might have stocked up in store for us with its new iPhones.

Now, not every one of us has received an invitation to the iPhone launch event this week. No worries! You can claim a front-row seat for yourself right using your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or even Windows 10 PC (yes Windows users, Apple is targeting your dollars too!) in this article.

Are you ready for the new iPhone?

This article contains everything you need to get started with the Apple Event stream in case you missed it, from when it is to what hardware and software you need.

WHAT HARDWARE DID APPLE REVEAL?

Right, where would you go without hardware? It’s a bull’s eye guess that Apple would reveal new iPhones, but what else would they reveal? It’s true that they did reveal something impressive! Check out what Apple has revealed:

  • Three new iPhones
  • New Apple Watch
  • New AirPods
  • AirPower wireless charger
  • New iPad Pro tablets with Face ID
  • New MacBook and Mac mini

This looks like too long of a wish come true to me, doesn’t it? It was expected that Apple would push the event out to three hours. My guess was that Apple would reveal the new iPhones, new Apple Watch, new AirPods, and the AirPowercharger. But, I assumed that Apple would leave the iPad Pro and Mac refresh until later in the year. Now you already know most of my conjecture came true.

This makes much more sense.

Here’s what the iPhone XS contained…

  • Bigger battery
  • microSD card slot
  • Shatterproof display
  • Apple Pencil support
  • Proper waterproofing

WHAT DOES THE NEW IPHONE LOOK LIKE?

The iPhone displayed at the event for  iPhone XS does justice what an iPhone looks like. The gold may be different, but other than you wouldn’t go on further from this image.

9to5Mac also revealed what a cool image of an as-yet unreleased Apple Watch will be. As-yet unreleased Apple Watch

WHAT IS IT CALLED?

iPhone XS seems the most likely appropriate name (for now, at any rate), following in the footsteps of the iPhone X. As you know that iPhone X is pronounced “ten,” although most people I know call it “X”. So, it clearly created a lot of brand confusion out there.

Another name that’s been on the iPhone fanboys’ tongue for the plus-sized iPhone is ” iPhone XS Max.” The name doesn’t sound like a great name to me. But, one thing I’m pretty sure is that no matter what it might have ended up being called, it will be a guaranteed success.

This year, Apple used up its iPhone X (read: ten) names. Next year leaves it to the imagination of people. Apple has released phones representing all the numbers from one through ten, skipping two and nine for its confidential reasons. Now, for better or worse, next year, it’ll likely need to come up with a new naming scheme.

ALL THE PHONES RELEASED AND THEIR LAUNCH YEARS

  1. iPhone in 2007
  2. iPhone 3G in 2008
  3. iPhone 3GS in 2009
  4. iPhone 4 in 2010
  5. iPhone 4S in 2011
  6. iPhone 5 in 2012
  7. iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S in 2013
  8. iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus in 2014
  9. iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus in 2015
  10. iPhone SE in early 2016
  11. iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus in 2016
  12. iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X in 2017
  13. iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max in 2018

GOODBYE TOUCH ID!

It seemed very likely that 2018 would mark the end of the line for Touch ID on newer iPhones. Yes, Touch It will likely stay stuck on the iPhone SE, the older crop of iPhones that Apple continues to market, and the iPad (although I expect this phone to disappear from the iPad Pro at the next update), but Face ID is the direction Apple will want to enter.

Why?

Well, it’s avant-garde and ahead of what other players in the market have to offer. It also comes with numerous side benefits, such as enumerating features such as Animojis (it won’t do if you’re into such things, really it would not).

Also, it allows Apple to makes real estate on the front of a device convenient and useful. Apple accomplished it by dispensing with buttons.

So, now all you have to do is stare at your phone to get it unlock. Now all you have to do is swipe and gesture to compensate for not having a button to press, because that marks the beginning of the future.

HOW MANY iPhones DID APPLE RELEASE?

It has been months since Bloomberg reported that Apple would have three new iPhone handsets in line. Now, you know Apple did release three phones. A super-sized iPhone that sports a display “close to 6.5 inches,” codenamed D33.

An updated version of the iPhone X, that will bear the codename D32.

A cheaper version of the iPhone X that will be available with an edge-to-edge display and Face ID. Both the D33 and D32 will come with OLED displays and feature a new A12 processor.

The report also claimed that Apple was considering introducing a gold color option for the D33 and D32, a feature that was supposedly junked for the iPhone X because it was facing production issues.

What’s exciting is that over the past few months, this hasn’t changed greatly. Back in July, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that Apple was working on a 5.8-inch OLED iPhone, a 6.5-inch OLED iPhone. Plus, and a 6.1-inch reasonable LCD iPhone.

In addition, Apple products you should not buy (August 2018 edition). Kuo also accounted that the “budget” 6.1-inch iPhone with the LCD display would be accessible in “grey, white, blue, red and orange.”

Taking the features current in the iPhone X and unveiling them up into a cheaper iPhone is definitely a no-brainer. That being said when Apple rolled out the budget iPhone 5c in 2013, the thing clearly tanked, because it never saw an update.

LATEST

12/9/18

Apple has officially unveiled the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR at its much-hyped ‘Gather Round’ event.

The 5.8in iPhone XS should be the straight successor to last year’s iPhone X, while the Max model, which offers the same footprint as Apple’s previous 5.5in smartphones despite its larger 6.5in OLED display, essentially is the replacement for Apple’s now-defunct Plus-branded models.

Both the XS and XS Max offer Super Retina resolution screens, which present HDR, Dolby Vision, a 120Hz refresh rate and offer the mark that debuted on last year’s flagship iPhone. This is to accommodate Apple’s souped-up Face ID tech, which the firm is now advertized as the “most secure facial authentication ever in a smartphone”.

Both also come crafted from surgical-grade stainless steel and the “most durable glass ever in a smartphone”, with the new iDevices now boasting souped-up IP68 certification.

Under the lid, the new iPhone XS models pack Apple’s A12 Bionic CPU, the first commercially existing 7nm chip. The processor, which consists of a four-core CPU, six-core GPU a next-gen eight-core neural engine, promises to bring a 15 per cent performance boost compared to last year’s A11 chip, 40 per cent lower power expenditure, and maintenance for concurrent machine learning.

iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Camera

On the selfie cam, the iPhone XS and XS Max combine a double 12MP camera setup, which shows off a larger sensor than that found on the iPhone X and a better TrueTone flash. There’s a group of new Camera software features integrated too, including a new ‘Smart HDR’ mode and the ability to regulate a photo’s depth of field after it’s been taken.

Around the front, you’ll find the same 7MP TrueDepth camera similar to last year’s model, but – according to Apple, at least – the sensor can be “twice as fast” as before.

Dual SIM Slots

The iPhone XS and XS Max are also the first iPhones to integrate dual SIM slots, with a physical SIM card and Apple’s own eSIM. For China, Apple is specifically marketing a phone with two physical SIM slots.

In terms of battery longevity, Apple boasts that the iPhone XS will back up 30 minutes longer than the iPhone X, while the iPhone XS Max will bring an extra hour and a half.

Color & Storage

The iPhone XS and XS Max will be found with a choice of 64GB, 256GB, 512GB of storage, and in Gold and Silver, Space Grey color options.

Apple also displayed the iPhone XR at its 12 September launch event, which arrives as the divine successor to last year’s iPhone 8. It hasn’t escaped the notch treatment, though, with Apple equipping the lower-end smartphone with a display cutout to contain its formerly iPhone X-exclusive Face ID tech.

The handset, which follows in the footsteps for the iPhone 5C with its jazzy color options, comes crafted from aluminum and glass, which houses its 6.1in LCD ‘Liquid Retina’ display and offers IP57 certifications.

While the iPhone XR packs the same A12 Bionic CPU as the XS and XS Max, it doesn’t have the dual-camera setup of its more classy siblings and instead presents a single 12MP wide-angle lens on its rear.

You’ll discover the same 7MP TrueDepth camera integrated around the front, though.

The iPhone XR also comes integrated with dual SIM support with one physical card slot and a digital eSIM and, in terms of battery longevity, Apple claims you’ll get an hour and a half more than the iPhone 8 Plus.

You will find the iPhone XR available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB configurations and white, black, blue, coral, red and yellow color options.

Apple Events: Chronology

12/9/18

Apple’s iPhone XS directly succeeded the last year’s iPhone X. The iPhone XS has been exposed in hands-on handsets with its official unveiling. Previously, a Weibo user uploaded images of the soon-to-be-unveiled smartphone on their blog site.

The user confirmed that it would look almost identical to its predecessor, iPhone X with its notched display and chamfered edges.

The leak didn’t tell us much else about the iPhone XS, but we had to long to wait until all is revealed. And, iPhone XS looks glamorous.

11/9/18

Apple’s inexpensive iPhone will allegedly be available in short supply at launch due to “quality issues of assembly and display”. That is confirmed by Ming-Chi Kuo (via 9to5Mac ), supported by Bloomberg, who claims that the so-called iPhone XR will launch in “late September-early October” due to issues attaching backlights to the LCD screen.

These manufacturing problems will cause supply to suffer constraints at launch, according to the two reports.

10/9/18

The arriving entry-level 6.1in LCD iPhone could hit the shelves as the iPhone XC, according to a presentation from carrier China Mobile, via Macotakara . The slide is making users doubtful over the name of Apple’s incoming 6.5in OLED model. It is suggesting it might be called the iPhone XS Plus, rather than the XS Max.

The leak also claims the so-called iPhone XC will fetch around £540 at launch, while the iPhone XS and XS Plus will fetch around £700 and £775, respectively.

SUMMARY

Apple’s iPhones have always been the greatest handset models mankind ever manufactured. It is no wonder that these subsequent iPhones release by Apple will too rule the market of handset for many years to come.

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