Apple unveils new iPhones, health-oriented watches

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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. This means that you should be able to use your old iPhone X case with your iPhone XS.

Read on to find out everything we know about the brand new iPhone XR.

As Business Insider revealed, a few stealthy sites were able to dig into Apple's own website code to uncover details about the new phones - the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR - before the official launch.

Xr will be a little more affordable, coming in at a starting price of £749. Not only is it fairly large, measuring 5.94 x 2.98 x 0.30 inches, it also only has one camera cutout on the back, unlike the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

If the speculation pans out, the even-bigger iPhone would represent Apple's attempt to feed consumers' appetite for increasingly bigger screens as they rely on smartphones to watch and record video, as well as take photos wherever they are.

The iPhone Xs succeeds last year's flagship model with a faster A12 processor and updated cameras.

At Apple's Special Event on 12 September, Apple unveiled three brand-new iPhones.

The chipset, too, is the same as on the iPhone XS and XS Max.

Camera-wise, the iPhone Xr packs a single-lens rear camera - the same wide-angle camera that is installed on the iPhone Xs.

The iPhone XR also gets dualSIM support. I think lots of Apple customers with ageing phones are going to jump at the chance to have a device that looks like an even more fun and colourful version of the iPhone X.

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The iPhone Xs and iPhone XS Max use the new A12 Bionic chip.

"This is the biggest display ever on an iPhone", he said.

For comparison, the phone itself stands at a similar size to the iPhone 8 Plus, which houses a 5.5-inch screen.

The improved front camera also kicks up the fun of Animoji, now letting you customise your own animated likeness with "Memoji" in iOS 12.

To differentiate itself from the iPhone XS series, the XR gets the iPhone 5C treatment with a choice of six colours, namely Blue, White, Black, Yellow, Coral and Red.

Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be available in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB capacity models in space grey, silver and a new gold finish starting at Rs 99,900 and Rs 109,900, respectively, through Apple Authorised Resellers.

This opens to door to new features such as the Smart HDR found in the phones.

Among the health-related features, Apple has added a fall detection option, that will alert emergency services and family members within 60 seconds if you don't respond.

It's all nice and shiny, but here's the kicker - the iPhone XS Max only starts at S$1,799, and that's just for the something with a measly 64gb capacity.

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