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Apple Keynote 2018 Event News Roundup: iPhone XS, XS Max; Apple Watch Series 4

Apple’s big annual event to reveal new iPhones is ongoing, and as expected, it’s begun to announce an array of new products coming in the near future. Apple led the event with the Apple Watch Series 4, a gorgeous-looking new version of its smartwatch. It followed that with a pair of new phones, the iPhone XS and XS Max.

Below, we’re rounding up the essential information on all of the big announcements from the event. We’ll continue to update this as the keynote continues, so stay tuned for much more news about iPhones and more.

Apple Watch Series 4

Apple led its event with the announcement of Apple Watch Series 4, the next evolution of its smartwatch. It features a refined look, with a display that extends further toward the edges and has curved corners. Series 4 watches are also larger–they come in 40mm and 44mm watch face sizes, although Apple says the overall volume of the devices are smaller than their predecessors.

A wide variety of new watch faces were showcased, including one that could feature as many as eight complications. There is also expanded support for third-party apps on the watch face; we saw how the MLB At Bat app could show the box score for a baseball game, for instance. Apple also highlighted the watches’ louder speakers and other improvements, as well as new health-related features such as the ability to detect when the wearer falls down (triggering new options for altering emergency services or contacts).

Series 4 watches release on September 21 and will be priced at $399 or $499 for the cellular version.

iPhone XS

Next during the keynote was the new iPhones. First up was the iPhone XS–pronounced “ten ess”–that serves as the follow-up to last year’s pricier iPhone X. It features an edge-to-edge screen with curved sides, coming in three finishes: gold, silver, and space gray. It features a 5.8-inch screen when measured diagonally; despite being greater than the iPhone 8 Plus’s screen size, it’s actually a smaller overall phone.

The XS screen is a Super Retina OLED display featuring a 2436×1125 resolution with many of the expected features, like True Tone and HDR10 support. The phone offers Face ID, improved speakers, better CPU and GPUs, and more. It also boasts improved cameras on the front and back.

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iPhone XS Max

Alongside the iPhone XS is the XS Max. This is the new name for what’s previously been known as the Plus model–it’s essentially a larger XS. It has a 6.5-inch OLED display with a 2688×1242 resolution. And again, despite a much larger screen than the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus, it’s roughly the same size as that phone.

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