The company announced on Wednesday its largest smartphone ever: the 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max ($1,099). It has a larger display than the usual Plus size phones but a similar body. Apple also did away with its fingerprint scanner Touch ID in favor of Face ID on both devices.
The cameras on the phones are, as usual, “better than ever before,” said Apple exec Phil Schiller. The new 12 megapixel cameras have bigger sensors and an improved HDR mode.
The new smartphones have a longer battery life. The iPhone XS will have 30 more minutes of battery life, and the iPhone XS Max will last up to an hour and a half longer.
The 6.1-inch features a bright LCD screen and comes in a variety of colors, including white, black, blue, coral and red.
The phones have faster networking support. Travelers will have more bands for better roaming and dual SIM capabilities to support multiple plans and two phone numbers on one device.
In addition, the company unveiled an upgraded Apple Watch. It has more reliable reception and is two times faster. The new watch also has greater focus on health. It can predict when you fall and send that data to an emergency contact.
The new Apple Watch comes with a built-in (and FDA-approved) EKG to help diagnose heart diseases and other conditions, making it the first EKG device available over the counter, according to Apple.
The iPhone XS Max with 512 GB of storage will be the most expensive iPhone ever. Meanwhile, the iPhone XS will cost the same as last year’s iPhone X ($999).