STEM

New gear for Apple fans

By RICHARD BUNNER

Breaking the electronics news for September 2018 were the releases of the newest iPhones. Gone are the days of the home button for apple because each newly released phone has an all screen design with the signature notch.

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iPhone XR-Photo from Apple promotion ads.(Photo Courtesy of Apple inc.)

The most notable release is the iPhone XR due to its affordable $750 starting price. The XR took some design cues from the iPhone 8 for the rear fascia, sporting a 12MP single camera, unlike the original X. This entry-level, all-screen phone has a top of the line A12 Bionic chip, which has been dubbed the most powerful processor in a smartphone. Unlike the iPhone XS(which will be mentioned later) the XR has the all new Liquid Retina LCD screen measuring 6.1 inches diagonally with a display size of 1792 x 828 pixels and a pixel density of 326 ppi. The XR is available for direct purchase on October 26th.

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iPhone XS (top) and XS Max (bottom)- (Photo Courtesy of Apple inc.)

Another release is the iPhone XS. The XS, starting at $999, is an updated version of the original X model. The larger model, known as the XS Max, includes 6.5 inch display, starting at $1099. Both the XS and XS Max utilize the all new “Super Retina” OLED display, allowing for more vibrant colors and deeper blacks. The camera setup is a vertical dual lens layout with 12mp per lens with 1080p filming capabilities at 60fps, respectively.

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Apple Watch Series 4- (Photo Courtesy of Apple)

For those who need a new smartwatch for their XS or XR, Apple has got you covered with the 4th generation of the Apple Watch. With a similar design to the Series 3 smartwatch, the Series 4 has evolved in terms of an updated user interface and improved heart rate monitor. The Series 4 watch is water resistant with fall detection and SOS features in case of an emergency. An updated Activity tracker has features such as a competition mode for you and your friends, monthly goal reminders, and a personalized coaching experience.

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