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Got US$1,100? Apple shows off its most expensive iPhone yet

Got US$1,100? Apple shows off its most expensive iPhone yet

The phone sports a 6.1-inch edge-to-edge LCD display (which Apple dubs "Liquid Retina") that sports a notched design and provides more overall screen space than the iPhone 8 Plus.

In addition to the new XS and XS MAX, Apple has also announced the new iPhone XR, the latest budget iPhone that still packs a mean punch.

Last year, Apple previewed a charging mat called AirPower, but never mentioned it again.

Another focus of the new iPhone models is their cameras.

People will be able to buy the Apple Watch Series 4 with Global Positioning System for $399 while the version with cellular connectivity will cost $499. One other perk: The iPhone XR will be available in a variety of colors including black, red, white, blue, coral and yellow.

Switching over to cellular connectivity, Dual SIM support is coming with these new iPhone models via a software update this fall.

The iPhone Xs will have 30 minutes of additional battery life compared to the current iPhone X. The iPhone Xs Max, which was designed with the largest battery ever used in an iPhone, will get 1.5 hours more. As for the Apple Watch, Apple has released a couple of new bands and new color options for existing bands.

Got US$1,100? Apple shows off its most expensive iPhone yet

Being the biggest phone, it should come as no surprise that the iPhone Xs Max is also the most expensive. I started to enjoy bigger phones with the iPhone 7 Plus, but the iPhone X feels pretty great.

The rumours even suggest that Apple could come up with an updated version of its budget model the iPhone SE, but, as mentioned, these are only rumours.

Here are five of the biggest announcements from Apple's annual iPhone event, held at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, Calif. And it still can do Portrait Mode photos with just one camera, thanks to the powerful Apple A12 Bionic chipset with neural processing.

Apple also introduced a fourth generation of Apple Watch with a major redesign - and a series of features created to improve its performance as a medical and health device. It has a traditional, lower-quality screen and an aluminum body; it's physically smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus but has a bigger screen. Two are performance cores that are up to 15 percent faster and use 40 percent less power. You might as well be using a flip phone.

The new iPhone could be called the Xs and will possibly include an upgraded dual-lens camera, improved processor and a huge 512GB of storage. OS 5 now comes with a brand new watch face, which lets you add up to eight complications (little apps and widgets).

The iPhone XR goes up for pre-order on Friday, September 14.

"Looking for the next wave, Apple is clearly expanding into augmented reality and wearables with the Apple Watch and AirPods wireless headphones", the firm said.

Cartoonist, newspaper defend Serena Williams caricature
Was it really deserved? Williams was unhappy at the violation call and complained to Ramos she hadn't taken any signals. Her opponent, who is Japanese with Haitian heritage, is pictured as white, blonde, and tiny in comparison to Williams.


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