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Apple today held its annual iPhone-centric event, and this year's keynote saw the debut of impressive new iPhone and Apple Watch models.

It took Apple two hours to introduce the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and Apple Watch Series 4 models, but we've recapped the entire event in just six minutes for our readers who want a no-frills overview of all the announcements.


The $999 iPhone XS and and $1,099 XS Max, Apple's two OLED devices in 5.8 and 6.5-inch sizes, were the star of the event, but Apple also introduced the 6.1-inch $749 iPhone XR and impressive new Apple Watch Series 4 models with larger displays, tweaked designs, and an ECG function for better than ever health monitoring.

We've rounded up all of our coverage of today's event in the post below, so make sure to check out everything so you don't miss any of the updates.

iPhone XS, XS Max and XR

[*]Apple Announces 'iPhone XS' and 'iPhone XS Max' With Gold Color, Faster Face ID, and More
[*]Apple's iPhone XS, XS Max and XR Won't Ship With Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter
[*]Apple Reveals 'iPhone XR' With 6.1-Inch Liquid Retina LCD Display and Six Color Options Starting at $749
[*]Apple's 2018 iPhones Continue to Ship With 5W Power Adapter
[*]Apple Releases New Cases for iPhone XS and XS Max
[*]Apple Debuts New AppleCare+ Theft and Loss Plan Priced at $299 for iPhone XS and XS Max
[*]iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max to be Available SIM-Free at Launch
[*]iPhone XS Hands On: XS Max Feels 'Shockingly' Light, Killer Features are Depth of Field Slider in Photos and Dual SIM
[*]eSIM in iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR Won't Be Available at Launch, Apple to Activate Later
[*]iPhone XS Max is Apple's Most Expensive iPhone Model to Date at $1,449 for 512GB
[*]iPhone XS and XS Max Feature Upgraded IP68 Water and Dust Resistance
[*]iPhone XR Hands-On: Vibrant Colors, Solid Camera/Display, and Cheaper Price Should Entice Many Users
[*]New 2018 iPhones Support Background NFC Tag Reading, No App Required
[*]Apple's 2018 iPhones Support T-Mobile's 600MHz LTE Spectrum for Improved LTE Performance

Apple Watch Series 4

[*]Apple Unveils Apple Watch Series 4 With 30 Percent Larger Display, Thinner Body, ECG Reader, Fall Detection, and More
[*]Apple Watch Gains New Band Colors in Sport, Sport Loop, Leather, and Stainless Steel
[*]Apple Watch Series 4 Hands-On: Larger Displays, New Finishes, Slightly Thinner, ECG, and More
[*]Electrocardiogram Functionality in New Apple Watch Series 4 Models Limited to US, Coming Later This Year

Software

[*]Apple Seeds iOS 12 Golden Master to Developers and Public Beta Testers Ahead of September 17 Launch Date
[*]Apple Seeds Eleventh Beta of macOS Mojave to Developers Ahead of September 24 Launch
[*]Apple Seeds tvOS 12 Golden Master to Developers and Public Beta Testers
[*]Apple Seeds watchOS 5 Golden Master to Developers
[*]Upcoming HomePod Software to Add Call Support, Multiple Timers, Find My iPhone, Lyric Search and More
[*]Apple Requiring All New Apps and App Updates to be Built With iOS 12 SDK by March 2019


Other Announcements

[*]Apple Discontinues iPhone SE, iPhone 6s and iPhone X
[*]Apple Discontinues Apple Watch Edition
[*]Apple Shares Full Video of Today's 'Gather Round' iPhone and Apple Watch Event
[*]Apple Releases New Beats Solo3 Wireless and UrBeats3 to Match iPhone XS and iPhone XR
[*]After No Sign of AirPower at Today's Event Apple Wipes Most Mentions From Website
[*]Apple's Event Intro Video Hints at 'Hey Siri' Support for AirPods

The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 will be available for pre-order on Friday, September 14, at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time ahead of a September 21 launch.

Apple's new iPhone XR will be available for pre-order on October 19 ahead of an October 26 launch.

Article Link: Everything Apple Announced at Today's 'Gather Round' Event in 6 Minutes
 

Stella

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These new iPhones don’t support 5g? If this is so, with 5g extremely close, I’d rather wait another year before buying a new phone. No point in spending over $1k for a phone that would last me 3 years and not support 5g.
 
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KPOM

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These new iPhones don’t support 5g? If this is so, with 5g extremely close, I’d rather wait another year before buying a new phone. No point in spending over $1k for a phone that would last me 3 years and not support 5g.
It will be a while before 5G is prevalent. We saw this with 3G and 4G with Apple. The standard isn’t even final, and China and the US are backing different versions.
 

redheeler

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These new iPhones don’t support 5g? If this is so, with 5g extremely close, I’d rather wait another year before buying a new phone. No point in spending over $1k for a phone that would last me 3 years and not support 5g.
No 5G, 802.11ax, or 120Hz display. Though to be fair, I don't know of any other smartphones that have 5G or 120Hz displays as of now.
 

redheeler

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I feel exhausted and deflated. That was a hard keynote to get through. I’m feeling uninspired and very underwhelmed.
Could be because the rumors revealed most of the details in advance, with even a couple accidental leaks from Apple themselves contributing to it...

The only big details the predictions / rumors largely got wrong were: the Xs price ($100 higher than expected), and the inclusion of a USB-C fast charger (nope).
 

MacBookSteve

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No 5G, 802.11ax, or 120Hz display. Though to be fair, I don't know of any other smartphones that have 5G or 120Hz displays as of now.

Razer will be ready. Basically everyone except Apple will be ready.why?

Because they can offer very small incremental upgrade that we’ll pay 300% markup on and they will reach 2 billion dollar market cap. They are all that matter
 
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athleterecruite

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For my purposes, a faster processor does nothing for my daily routine. A camera bump would have been nice.

I have the version 2 on the watch. Don't use the phone feature, bigger is not necessary, although the health aspects intrigue me. I saw no reason to upgrade to version 3, do not see a reason to upgrade to version 4.

I reminder when I always upgraded, but it is great now. I can save more money and upgrade every other or every third year.

It is difficult to justify spending this much money on an annual upgrade if there is not anything that would affect my life. The only thing I will watch are ecg aspects as that would be the focus I would like to see that would entice me to upgrade
 

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I think Apple showed some great products today (far better than last year), but we are still notably missing the new iPad Pro, Mac Mini, updated Airpods and Airpower. Also, where the heck is the Macbook / Macbook Air? Seems to me like Apple may be doing something they haven't done in years: October or November events.
 

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These new iPhones don’t support 5g? If this is so, with 5g extremely close, I’d rather wait another year before buying a new phone. No point in spending over $1k for a phone that would last me 3 years and not support 5g.

It supports T-Mobile's 5G (600mhz/band 71) according to Legere.

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redheeler

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If USB-C is so awesome, why didn't we see it today? I have a small fortune in dongles now. Or is that the idea?
I understand criticizing Apple for not including a USB-C cable in the box after pushing it so heavily on the MacBook / MacBook Pro, and the fact that most of Apple's competitors have embraced it, but the truth is that most of the USB ports in existence are still USB-A.

Existing chargers, in-car USB ports, even Apple's current-model Mac Pro from 2013 - all USB-A. I don't have a single device with USB-C yet. Would rather hang on to my 2012 Retina MacBook Pro with a built-in SD card slot and other more useful (to me) ports.
 

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Could be because the rumors revealed most of the details in advance, with even a couple accidental leaks from Apple themselves contributing to it...

The only big details the predictions / rumors largely got wrong were: the Xs price ($100 higher than expected), and the inclusion of a USB-C fast charger (nope).
Nah, he is deflated because Apple took two hours to do what could be done in a website addendum. While sprouting adjectives like someone with the runs.

I remember an Apple that used to sell its products on what you could do with them rather than what was inside. Take for instance the “A14 bionic” chip which is so pretentious.

I did note that Apple didn’t have the courage to keep the iPhone X at a lower price point.

The new xs max should have been the price replacement for the x with the smaller one less expensive but we continue to see an Apple that is obsessed with that honey pot of cash and control.

When am I going to see announcements that show Apple really cares about its customers more than the bottom line or its dictatorship control.

How about allowing me to change the default search engine, voice assistant, maps or the faces in my watch.
 
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