At the Steve Jobs Theater in California, the Apple conference took place, during which we got to know a new watch and three new smartphones.
Of course, the numbers were first ... The most impressive is the 2 billion devices operating in iOS.
As the first of the launches, a new smartwatch was presented, the Apple Watch 4. It has a larger screen (40/45 mm), smaller frames, a stronger speaker, improved microphone and a new dual-core S4 processor. The most interesting, however, is that the watch can detect, for example, the fall of the user and automatically call for help, and additionally - is able to monitor the heart - that is, we just have an ECG on the watch. The Apple Watch 4 battery will provide it with up to 18 hours of operation. Prices, depending on the version (there will be a lot of them), start from $ 399 or $ 499 (with LTE), while the previous generation was up to $ 279.
Then came the time for the next generation of the iPhone. iPhone XS - of course announced as the most advanced iPhone in history. It has a 5.8-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2436x1125 pixels and a density of 458 ppi. The larger model has a 6.5-inch screen with a resolution of 2688 x 1242 pixels and the same ppi ratio. Both screens support HDR, and the larger model is called the iPhone Xs Max.
There are stereo speakers, improved Face ID and a completely new processor. This is the A12 Bionic system created in a 7-nanometer lithographic process. There is artificial intelligence, using all eight processor cores. The system can perform 5 trillion operations per second. Thanks to this, the icons of Animoji will better reflect the movements of our faces ... Of course, there will also be more serious applications - for example, machine learning to accelerate and improve the operation of Siri. The assistant will gain, for example, the ability to create shortcuts, or specific "macros" - a complex action that will be triggered with a single password. The new processor will also allow you to get interesting effects of virtual and enhanced reality.
The new iPhones can have internal memory with a capacity of up to 512 GB, but of course there will also be cheaper versions. We won’t probably see microSD sockets in Apple phones. The new iPhone is a new camera. Double rear, with 12 megapixel and OIS matrixes. The main one has a lens with f/1.8 aperture and additionally - telephoto lens f/2.4, giving a lossless 2x zoom. The front camera has 7 megapixels and f/2.2 lens, and it can be assisted by the FaceID sensor to obtain depth of field and bokeh information. The software will display the Smart HDR mode, giving better results than the classic solution, thanks to the use of AI.
It has also been announced that the iPhone XS has a more powerful battery and ... Dual SIM! In Dual Stand-by mode, but using e-SIM. The version working with two physical SIM cards has also been created - but it will only be offered in China. There are versions with 64, 256 and 512 GB memories. Prices start at $ 999 for the iPhone XS and $ 1099 for the iPhone XS Max.
There was also presented the "budget" iPhone model, namely the iPhone XR. The phone will be available in a wide range of colours. It will be watertight (IP67), with a metal-glass housing and a 6.1-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 1792x828 pixels and a density of 326 ppi. There is also a Face ID and a decent camera - but a single one. The main camera has 12 megapixels and f/1.8 lens. The front camera has the same camera as the iPhone XS. The battery - it's supposed to work longer than in the iPhone 8 Plus ... The processor is the same as in the iPhone XS. iPhone XR will appear with 64, 128 and 126 GB, and prices start at $ 749. With the presentation of new models, previous generations of the iPhone are cheaper.