IPhone XR revealed: notched LCD, Face ID, and advanced single camera

Isaac Cain
October 16, 2018

Apple opened its event by saying its new Apple Watch Series 4 range will have edge-to-edge displays, like its latest phones, which are more than 30 percent bigger than displays on current models.

After unveiling the Apple Watch 4, Tim Cook took the stage to introduce the all-new iPhone models. Both models feature Super Retina displays, OLED screens, a "faster and improved" dual camera system.

A new Apple Watch and software with advanced heart-monitoring capabilities could boost the detection of abnormal heartbeats in millions of people, but it could also raise the chance of false positives, a cardiologist and researcher says. They described Apple as having "one of the planet's only recurring hardware revenue streams".

Apple is able to transfer fully bezel much less with its total iPhone lineup.

Finally, a 6.1 inch iPhone Xr is expected, and this is slated to be the go-to model.

Apple Watch's crown is also tweaked and now gives a haptic feedback along with the 50% louder speakers that can be used for phone calls, walkie-talkie, Siri and it has a noise cancellation microphone integrated to make the audio better.

Apple is also releasing three new versions of its signature phones - with the largest screens to date - at its annual event on Wednesday. You can expect to find the LTE models of the Apple Watch 4 on all major carrier websites and to order at Best Buy, Target and other retailer websites at the same time.

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"Companies like Apple, they're only going to see slowed growth because of that", Kaur said.

Battery life is claimed to last up to an hour and half longer per day than the iPhone 8 Plus.

The iPhone XR features a larger screen than the iPhone 8 Plus while retaining an overall smaller body, this thanks to the edge-to-edge design and lack of a home button.

As far as the internal on this smartphone is concerned, the A12 bionic chip which powers the smartphone is the industry's first 7 nm chip.

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The dual rear cameras on the back of Apple's iPhones are already capable of capturing the necessary depth data for photos and some basic AR functionality, but the ToF sensors will be required for enabling a more precise AR experience. Apple has replaced the red glowing dot with a red ring around it. The strategy has helped Apple become the first publicly-traded USA company to hit a market value of more than $1 trillion earlier this year. Although the smartphones and watches look great on paper, we still would have to wait as the smartphone critics get their hands on these devices and place neutral verdicts.

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