Today took place at the Steve Jobs theater in Cupertino the annual event in which Apple usually presents its new model of iPhone. And there were no surprises about that, they unveiled three new iPhone and a new Apple Watch.
For me, the new Apple A12 Bionic chip was one of the most remarkable revelations of this event. It is a 7 nanometer chip that, of course, is more powerful than the previous A11 Bionic. It encloses a 6-core CPU (2 performance cores plus 4 efficiency cores) and a 4-core GPU that, according to Apple, is up to 50% faster. But even more outstanding is the 8-core Neural Engine dedicated to machine learning. Which is capable of performing 5 trillion operations per second whereas the previous 2-core generation is capable of performing “only” 600 billion operations per second. This improvement is a big boost for applications using machine learning, computer vision or augmented reality. And what’s better, this chip is in all three iPhone that Apple has revealed today.
The iPhone XS presented by Apple is the successor to the iPhone X launched last year. The main difference with last year’s model is the A12 Bionic chip I talked about earlier and the inclusion of an eSIM that allows the phone to have two SIMs simultaneously.
Along with the iPhone XS with 5.8″ OLED display (2436 x 1125 pixel resolution at 458 ppi), Apple revealed a model with a 6.5″ OLED display (2688 x 1242 pixel resolution at 458 ppi) they named iPhone XS Max.
These two iPhone can be pre-order on September 14 and will be available on September 21.
But Apple presented another iPhone that I find even more interesting, the iPhone XR. It shares most of the features of the iPhone XS but with a 6.1″ LCD IPS display (1792 x 828 pixel resolution at 326 ppi) without 3D Touch and a single 12MP rear camera at a lower price of $749 (64GB), which is less thant the price of the new old iPhone 8 Plus.
This iPhone can be pre-order on October 19 and will be available on October 26.
You can compare all these iPhone models on apple.com/iphone/compare
Apple Watch Series 4
The new Apple Watch Series 4 maintains the same design as previous models with a larger rounded corner display area in a thinner 0.7 mm body. It is powered by a 64-bit dual-core S4 processor that, according to Apple, is twice as fast as the previous S3 processor. And probably the most significant change is the second-generation optical heart sensor with an electrical heart sensor that can perform electrocardiograms (ECGs).
This new Apple Watch can be pre-order on September 14 and will be available on September 21.
You can compare all Apple Watch models on apple.com/watch/compare
Next week, on September 17, iOS 12 will be released.
Also on September 17, watchOS 5 will be available.
macOS Mojave will be available a week after on September 24.
You can watch the keynote on apple.com/apple-events/september-2018