Apple unveils premium iPhone XS, health features for watch

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It claims the iPhone XS runs for half an hour longer than last year's X, while the XS Max lasts an additional 1.5 hours.

Are people mad about it?

Apple's event comes with the global smartphone market at near-peak saturation, and without a major catalyst for sales ahead of a likely rollout of 5G, or fifth generation, wireless networks, expected in 2019.

The California tech giant said it would begin selling its 5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max later this month, keeping the starting price of the company's top-end model at US$999 but bumping the entry price for the version with the larger screen. In the United Kingdom, the iPhone Xs and Xs Max will start at £999 and £1,099 respectively, with the iPhone XR coming in at £749. It's not a flagship device but it's price point suggests it would at least, like an iPhone 8 Plus, have features like a secondary camera.

Apple says the heart data can be shared with doctors through a PDF file, though it's not yet clear how ready doctors are to receive a possible flood of new EKG data from patients - nor how useful they will find the electronic files. It won't feature an OLED screen like the others, rather only LED, and will be aluminium rather than steel, but the lower price tag will attract the most attention. However, in order to keep a strong foothold in the premium segment and increase the accessibility, they have toned down the XS to shape it in the form of iPhone XR. Apple promised a few other improvements over last year's model that will require some real-world tests to vet: better cameras, a faster processor and a slightly longer battery life.

The XS model will set you back $1,629 for the 64GB model and $2,199 for the 512GB.

Yet if that is not enough to convince them it is a worthy upgrade, the XR also offers numerous same cutting-edge features found on the top-of-the-line Xs models.

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Did Apple announce anything else?

Apple has also confirmed it's dropping the price of the Series 3 watch to £279.

Unlike previous iPhone launches, it's not immediately obvious which iPhone you should buy if you want the best. I don't think iPhone users care about modem performance, and the XR's screen and camera are both very, very good-probably good enough to make iPhone buyers wonder why they should spend more.

Overall, therefore, TechRadar's Gareth Beavis believes that the upgrades he saw on the new iPhone XS "were many and overpowering", while noting that "there's always something so disappointing about the "S" years of the iPhone".

It's supposed to speed up your whole phone (like opening your camera app or typing on the keyboard).

There are some new tools to monitor how much time you spend looking at your phone and some tweaks to how notifications display. You do still get a free pair of Apple EarPods, however. It's a personalised version of the Animoji tech it revealed past year.

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