Monday, 22 October, 2018

Apple Watch Series 4 announced with larger displays

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook speaks at the Apple Worldwide Developer conference in San Jose California on June 4.   Elijah Nouvelage  REUTERS Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook speaks at the Apple Worldwide Developer conference in San Jose California on June 4. Elijah Nouvelage REUTERS
Cecil Davis | 14 September, 2018, 10:04

But the price-tag of the top model will again have even the most ardent Apple fan wincing, with the XS Max going for an eye-watering $1,100 - $100 more than last year's iPhone X. In the aftermath of the launch, questions were being asked about how high technology firms can push the prices of smartphones before consumers kick back.

Here are the new prices of Apple iPhones, across models, in India vs their previous prices.

As Business Insider revealed, a few stealthy sites were able to dig into Apple's own website code to uncover details about the new phones - the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR - before the official launch.

Apple's smartphone segment is its most significant revenue driver, accounting for more than 60 percent of the company's revenue in fiscal 2017. Apple sold nearly twelve times as many iPhones - 216 million - that year.

The device is powered by A12 Bionic SoC which has a hexa-core CPU, quad-core GPU, and a neural engine, and will deliver 15% faster application processing than last year's A11 chip.

And instead of using the physical button to get back to your home screen, you can swipe up from the bottom of the screen at any time to do the same thing. With the iPhone X now discontinued, there's no longer any mention of AirPower. The iPhone XS has a price that starts at $999, but tops out at $1,349.

During Apple's unveiling, American Health Association President Ivor Benjamin said capturing such data will help prevent stroke, heart failure and other problems. While we still don't know what the R stands for (Regular, Rookie, Rad?), it's obvious this is the iPhone for Apple fans with a smaller budget, with a design that isn't quite as flashy, a single 12-megapixel camera and a 6.1in LCD display.

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Trump said last week that he also had tariffs on an additional $267 billion worth of goods ready "on short notice if I want". The last talks, between mid-level USA and Chinese officials on August 22 and 23, failed to reach any agreement.

The new Apple Watch Series 4 device has a 35% bigger display screen than its predecessor and comes in two different sizes: 40mm or 44mm.

The Apple Watch Series 4 will go on sale in Hong Kong on September 21, starting at HK$3,199 for the 40mm and HK$3,399 for the 44mm.

It could also lead some health insurance plans to subsidize the cost of an Apple Watch, Nguyen said. It can take an electrocardiogram to detect an irregular heartbeat. The company says it's the first EKG available over the counter.

Apple senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller talked about an addition Apple's portrait mode that now lets people adjust a photo's depth of field after it was taken.

The fall detection upgrade is expected to appeal to worker safety concerns in factories or other industrial settings, as well as to elderly or disabled users. If a fall occurs, the Watch will ask the user if they want to contact emergency services.

The new rotating crown now offers haptic feedback for scrolling through lists, so it's easier to get to specific items. "I can see kids buying one for their parents and grandparents", said analyst Patrick Moorhead of Moor Insights. More importantly, Apple kicked off a one-year iPhone battery replacement program that reduced the fix fee from $79 to $29.