Apple launches iPhone XS and XS Max with Super Retina OLED displays

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CNET is providing the coverage of the event where Apple is expected or speculated to announce the iPhone XS and the iPhone XR, as well as Apple Watch Series 4 and possibly new iPad Pros.

The largest of Apple's three new phones, called the iPhone Xs Max, has a 6.5-inch screen (measured on the diagonal) that's longer than a ham and cheese from Subway. In a worst-case scenario, the iPhone SE will mark the last compact iPhone model to ever appear in an Apple store.

The high-end iPhone X is getting an upgrade and new size options: a 5.8-inch iPhone XS ($999) and the 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max ($1,449). Pre-orders start on October and it'll ship on October 26th.

Many hardcore tech fans had seen this coming as Apple looks to fight off competition from the likes of Samsung and Huawei.

With edge-to-edge displays, improved water resistance, and a camera that can 'carry out a trillion operations on every photo, ' Apple's latest iPhone line-up may be its most impressive yet.

As announced at this morning's event, 2017's iPhone X became the single most popular smartphone in the world over the past year, and it never had a home button. Both models will be available in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB capacity models in space gray, silver and a new gold finish starting at $1379 (CAD) and $1,519 (CAD) respectively. Real-time machine learning is used for augmented reality tasks such as Memoji, Animoji and movie replica scenes. Meanwhile, the iPhone XS will cost the same as year's iPhone X ($999).

The device only has one camera - a 12-pixel wide-angle camera - but Apple added a similar portrait feature found in its dual camera devices, which blurs the background.

The iPhone Xs, like its predecessor, has a screen that occupies nearly the entirety of the phone's frontage.

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The last time Apple launched a lower-cost version of the iPhone was the iPhone 5c in 2013, when it took the innards of the previous generation's iPhone 5 and wrapped it in a plastic body.

Powering all three iPhones is Apple's own 7nm six-core A12 Bionic CPU.

The new Watches have a new back that offers a completely new electrical sensor that does an actual ECG to check your heart health.

The iPhone XS and XS Max will be available to pre-order on Friday, September 14 and ship Friday, September 21 in the USA and other countries.

Battery life, in comparison to the iPhone 8 Plus, is improved by 90 minutes. Although if Apple has hidden any extras up its sleeves, it could easily reach the 2-hour mark. Where the surprise (and, frankly, delight) comes in is when you turn that screen off. iOS has never had so much room to work on, at least not in a device you can hold - and use - single-handed.

Will those people stubbornly holding on to an iPhone 6 or iPhone 7 finally be tempted by the iPhone XR?

The story with Apple's AirPower charging mat is murkier.

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