More recently, images of what are said to be the iPhone XS and XS Max models were discovered by the Apple blog 9to5Mac, which apparently guessed at URLs to uncover marketing images of still unannounced devices. The TrueDepth camera system uses precision depth-sensing technology that goes far beyond the capabilities and security of two-dimensional facial scanners and enables users to unlock iPhone, use Apple Pay, gain access to secure apps and many more features with a simple glance. Coming to the pricing, the Apple Watch Series 4 with GPS starts at $399 while the GPS + Cellular model is priced at $499.
"You can see it's about the same size (as the iPhone 8 Plus) phone with a much larger display".
Apple says a free update to its iOS operating system will come next Tuesday, followed a week later with a Mac software update.
Apple also introduced the new Apple Watch Series 4 range with edge-to-edge displays as it looks for ways to lessen reliance on phones for revenue.
Despite the discounted option, Telsyte managing director Foad Fadaghi said Australian Apple fans were likely to accept the top iPhone XS Max's significantly higher cost this year, but warned that prices could not keep rising at their current rate.
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 Series 4 Apple Watch with Global Positioning System will be available for $399 while the one that includes cellular will be $499. And these are the people Apple must reach to continue its phenomenal success with iPhones. Apple has worked on a new back for the Watch and it is now made of either black ceramic or sapphire crystal. Time will tell, of course.
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Will we get one more thing?
Both the iPhone XS and XS Max are available in three storage variants. You'll also get 90 minutes longer, Apple claims, on the XR compared to the 8 Plus.
If Apple's own website is to be believed, the smartphone maker plans to announce three new iPhone models on Wednesday: the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR. But there's one important item you won't get with the new iPhone: a headphone dongle. "We think there are a lot of customers who are going to love this bigger display".
Does the iPhone XR have a new display? Powering the XR's are the new Apple A12 Bionic chipset, which uses a Hexa Core CPU, a Quad Core GPU and an Octa-core Neural Engine. There's a new Depth Control feature that'll let you adjust the depth of field of your photos after you take them, letting you add more or less background blur to your photos.
And sure, you can use the company's AirPods, which Apple will, of course, happily sell you for $159.
The Series 4 devices will also do a better job of tracking indoor and outdoor running and provide more information about mile pace. Best of all, it starts at only $750. What's more, there is now an electrocardiogram feature, making it the first ECG feature available over the counter.