Published: Wed, September 12, 2018
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Apple to unveil new iPhones, bigger watches

Apple to unveil new iPhones, bigger watches

Apple is expected to launch three new iPhones on Wednesday and leaks from the Apple website have so far suggested that they will be named XS Max for the top variant, XS for the next level model and Xr for the entry version. The new series will be able to detect an irregular heartbeat and start an emergency call automatically if it detects a user falling down, potentially appealing to older customers.

Business Korea reports that, having already extended the investigation period twice, the Korean gov is "likely" to rule in favour of the public research university, which would see a number of Apple devices banned in the country. Part of the preparations for the launch of the new products today was to get the sitemap ready for the devices.

We're fully expecting Apple to announce the Apple Watch 4 later today, but the company appears to have slightly jumped the gun, as its sitemap files were seemingly updated to include links to the unannounced wearable in 40mm and 44mm sizes.

Apple uses the S suffix when it upgrades components but leaves the exterior of a phone the same.


"There's no real game-changer on the table", said Hal Eddins, chief economist at Apple shareholder Capital Investment Counsel.

These images come courtesy of Allthings.now, who originally spotted and reported on the official Apple website leak. An AirPower wireless charging pad is also a possibility. The price is likely to be the same as the current flagship X model's $999, which had shattered consumer standards for how much a high-end phone should cost. That would make it one of the largest mass-market phones ever sold and about an inch larger than the screen on the iPhone 8 Plus. So here's how you watch it, and what we're expecting to see this year.

Meanwhile, the iPhone Xr will have a 6.1-inch display, will come in 64GB and 256GB storage variants, and will be available in Black, White, Red, Yellow, Blue, and Coral.

Apple shares were flat on Nasdaq, erasing earlier losses.

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