The iPhone 9 could look really premium, hints leak

The iPhone 9 could look really premium, hints leak

The iPhone 9 could look really premium, hints leak

The biggest news for most smartphone users was the announcement of the new phone's dual-Sim capability, meaning users will have access to two phone numbers on the same iPhone at the same time.

You'll be able to preorder the iPhone XS and XS Max here. On the back of the device is a vertical camera setup which houses two cameras and a flash.

Apple's latest A12 Bionic chip is its first 7-nanometer chip, and boasts improved energy efficiency.

iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max (read, "ten S" and "ten S Max") carry on the all-screen design of iPhone X, and also continues down the route of "no home buttons".

The dual 12-megapixel rear cameras on the new iPhone XS models will let users alter background blur on images after they've captured them for the first time, and deploy a mode called Smart HDR that would use artificial intelligence to identify scenes or even users' eyes.

The iPhone XR starts at $749 Dollars, which we anticipate translating as £749 and will be available to order from 19 October. Apple also shared that the second wave of shipment will begin on September 28. As a primary camera, it has a 12 megapixel wide angle lens.

But as with all of Apple's previous S models, it's all about the new specs. The phones will be available for pre-order and shipped this month. The 512GB version of the iPhone XS will be around €1,200.

That combination of price, design, and features could make it popular with Apple fans who have been holding on to ageing phones. Finally, rather than offering 3D touch, the iPhone XR will use a haptic touch system similar to the recent MacBook Pro trackpads.

The XR's most compelling feature, though, is likely to be its price.

Apple is calling it a Liquid Retina HD display and they say it's the most advanced LCD in the industry. The device features IP68 dust and water resistance, allegedly allowing you to drop the phone into a swimming pool, dive down to retrieve it, and continue to use it as normal after a drying-out period. Unlike its more expensive models, it only pushes a resolution of 1792×828 pixels, which is below Full HD.

The biggest aesthetic shakeup is that the iPhone XR will arrive in no less than six new technicolour finishes, including blue, yellow and red. It has an LCD screen instead of OLED and has a single camera instead of a dual camera.

Apple has made the screen bigger, pushing the glass display right to the edge, giving a 30 per cent larger display while the body of the watch is actually thinner that the series 3 Apple Watch.

Meanwhile, the iPhone XS will cost the same as last year's iPhone X ($999).

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