Apple held their September 2018 event at the Steve Jobs Theater on Apple Park campus today and unveiled a few new products, which include a few new iPhones and the newest incarnation of the Apple Watch.
Tim Cook began the event with the Apple Watch Series 4. The new Apple Watch Series 4 will come in both 40mm and 44mm sizes and the screen is now over 30 percent bigger than the previous versions of the Apple Watch.
What makes this Apple Watch more significant that the others is that it has a lot more features when it comes to the health portion of it. The Digital Crown’s ring now has a sensor on it so that a user can measure their heart rate. On top of that, the watch can do an ECG and predict when you are going to fall. Essentially, it could be one of the newest forms of Life Alert.
The new Apple Watch starts at $399 for the regular Series 4 model for both sizes and then cost $499 for the cellular version. Pre-orders for the watch begin on September 14, 2018 and the Apple Watch Series 4 will be released to the public on September 21, 2018.
Apple also unveiled the newest versions of the iPhone with three new models this year. The first one is the iPhone Xs, which is going to have a 5.8-inch screen and the iPhone Xs Max will have a 6.5-inch screen. The iPhone Xs will start at $999 and the iPhone Xs Max will start at $1,099. Both phones are available for pre-order on September 14, 2018 and be released on September 21, 2018.
A new iPhone, the iPhone XR, is the third iPhone that was announced today. It will come in six different colors, have a 6.1-inch screen and is set up to be the new baseline iPhone. It is also set up to get those interested in the new Face ID too. The iPhone Xr will be available for pre-order on October 19, 2018 and will be released on October 26, 2018.
Specs for these new phones can be found on Apple’s website.
As for the release dates for iOS 12, macOS Mojave, watchOS 5 and tvOS 12, check out our article here that covers that matter entirely.
To get a visual overview of what happened today at the Apple Event, be sure to watch the clip below from Apple’s YouTube channel that quickly shows you what happened at the event today.