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Apple introduces iPhone XR

Apple introduces iPhone XR

Speaking from the Steve Jobs Theater at the Apple campus in Cupertino, California, CEO Tim Cook called the iPhone XS "by far the most advanced iPhone we have ever created".

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The device has also been fitted with an improved accelerometer and gyroscope that can detect if someone has fallen over, a feature that could be useful for older people.

Apple also showed off several interesting new capabilities of the new lines of phones, including augmented reality and games.

New iPhones typically go on sale late September.

What Else Did We Get? You'll have the option of 64GB, 256GB, or 512GB of internal storage.

It's the biggest iPhone ever, with a whopping 6.5 inch display (up from the 5.8 inch screen on the XS model). Made from 7000 series aerospace grade aluminium, it comes in white, black, blue, and coral yellow. The Xr will be available to order on October 19th and ship on the 26th. Apple's brought back the "S" model, which means this model looks largely the same as the X from past year, but the guts of the phone have been beefed up in all the ways you'd expect. We've been running the beta for a while, and it's been surprisingly stable.

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Apple is preparing to unveil their new iPhone at a big tech event, and the public can see the big reveal by streaming it online.

Other photography features of these new iPhones include Smart HDR for better high dynamic range and greater image detail. Stray iOS 12 beta code references dual-SIM support and even a second physical SIM tray.

I Missed It, So How Do I Watch the Announcement?

Apple's rather unceremonious keynote just ended.

If you've got an Apple TV, you can install the Apple Events app, which lets you watch everything easily. Apple says the release is its attempt to reach as many people as possible, and it is perhaps the most populist of the bunch.

In any case, the new products have garnered a lot of excitement. Among the new improvements are bigger sensors and the ability to adjust the depth of field of a picture to blur the background even after a photo has been taken.

The new flagship devices are S-series iPhones, so the upgrades are mainly internal.

AirPower - Apple's wireless charging mat was not mentioned either and it continues to be delayed since being announced a year ago.