Hello and welcome to our live blog on Apple Special Event September 2018. The Cupertino-based company is all geared up to pull the wraps on plethora of devices in additional to new iPhones.
Word on the street is that Apple is expected to unveil new Watch Series 4 and next generation iPad Pro series at the Steve Jobs Theater, Apple Park.
Stay tuned. Apple event is about to get started with the company CEO, Tim Cook, taking stage to begin the keynote speech in a few minutes.
Apple Special Event September 2018 Highlights
Apple iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max price starts at $999 and $1099, respectively. Both will be up for pre-order on 14 September and go on sale on 21 September. In India, the prices starts at Rs 99,900 and Rs 1,09,900, respectively. And will be available from 28 September onward. It will be available in space, silver and gold finish colour options.
On the otherhand, iPhone XR price starts at $749 in US and select markets. It will be up for pre-order from 19 October and go on sale on 26 October. It will be available in white, black,blue, yellow, coral and (PRODUCT) RED edition. It will come in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storages. In India, the price starts at Rs 77,900.
Apple Watch Series 4 with wider-display and ECG suport will be up for pre-order from 14 September with prices starting at $399 for GPS model and the Cellular model will set you back by $499. It is slated to go on sale in select markets on 21 September. The company has not disclose the availability details for the Indian market. Stay tuned.
That's the end of Apple Special Event
That's wrap for today. Stay tuned for the full detailed report on the new iPhone XS, XR series and the Watch Series 4.
Apple iPhone XS series availability
Apple iPhone XS and XS Max will be available for pre-order from 14 September and go on sale on 21 September with prices starting at $999 and $1099, respectively.
On the other hand, iPhone XR price starts at $749 and will be available for pre-order from 19 October and goes on sale on 26 October.
Apple iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR
Apple iPhone XR
Apple iPhone XR comes with 7000-series aluminum case, IP67 certification, 6.1-inch LCD-based Liquid Retina display, Face ID, A12 Bionic chipset, 12MP wide-angle camera with Portrait mode support and offers one and half more than iPhone 8 Plus.
One more thing...
Apple announces new iPhone XR with single primary camera and multi-colour options.
Apple iPhone XS series is eco-friendly
Apple has reduced the usage of plastic and instead using recycled material and bio-based plastic. They are built with long lasting durable body.
Apple iPhone XS supports Dual SIM
Apple iPhone XS series come with Dual SIM Dual Standby support in the form of one physical and one e-SIM. For china, iPhone XS series will have two physical SIM slots.
Apple iPhone XS series come with Smart HDR and improved Bokeh effect support
Apple iPhone XS comes with improved hardware to get smart HDR with clear contrast, enhanced Portrait with variable depth of field up to F1.4 from F16. It also comes with enhanced video recording capability.
Phil back on stage explaining camera features of iPhone XS series
Apple iPhone XS series comes with improved dual 12MP primary camera on the back.
On the front, it houses 7MP facetime camera with Dot Projector for Face ID.
Apple A12 Bionic chipset will support graphics intense AR apps
Apple A12 Bionic chipset will support graphics intense AR apps and more.
Apple iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max come with upgraded chipset
Both Apple iPhone XS series come with Bionic A12 chipset with dedicated Neural Engine capable of performing 5 trillion operations per second.
Apple iPhone XS series comes in three colours- gold, silver and space gray
Apple iPhone XS comes in 5.8-inch same as the original iPhone X(2017) and the iPhone XS Max comes with 6.5-inch. Both sport AMOLED screen with Super Retina display
Apple iPhone XS launched with new colour-Gold
Tim Cook back on stage and wastes no time to announce the new iPhone Xs series. Phil comes on stage to explain iPhone XS series.They come with gold, silver and space grey.
Apple Watch Series 4 features availability details
Apple Watch Series 4 price ranges between $399 and $499 and will be available for pre-order in select markets from 14 September and go on sale on 21 September. And, Watch Series 3 price will now start at $299.
Apple Watch Series 4 offers day-long battery life
Apple Watch Series 4, despite new features and bigger display offer 18 hours of battery life same as the Watch Series 3.
Apple Watch Series 4 now ECG Electro Cardio Gram
Apple Watch Series 4 is the first smart wearable to boast ECG to monitor and diagnose heart condition and comes with dedicated App and be trigged by the Crown. FYI, Apple has FDA approval to incorporate ECG in the Apple Watch Series 4. It will be available later in US and followed
Apple Watch Series 4 features
Apple Watch Series 4 comes with improved cellular connection, live watch faces and new generation S4 chipset, microphone has been moved in between crown and side button for improved voice input and enhanced Emergency feature and heart rate monitor
Apple Watch Series 4 announced
Apple Watch series 4 serious upgrade with edge-to-edge display,
Tim Cook on Stage
Tim Cook gets started with progess made in setting up of Apple Store and also announces there now more than 2 billion active iOS devices
Tim Cook takes stage for keynote speech
Tim Cook, Apple CEO is on stage with Mission Impossible inspired entry.