Apple Watch Series 4 arrives in 40mm and 44mm models

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That was an important part of Apple's 2017 presentation: the AirPower was about supporting a key differentiating feature of the company's mobile devices together: no other brand could claim to offer a phone, wearable, and audio gear that all charge without requiring separate proprietary connectors.

While you can't see it per se, Apple upgraded the phones' durability over their predecessors with an IP68 water resistance rating.

While many of them will undoubtedly plump for the iPhone XS, that high price will mean some consumers will hold off.

Anyone interested in an iPhone Xs or Xs Max will be able to pre-order theirs from 5:01pm AEST on September 14 for shipping on September 21.

All the new features and sensors have no ill effects on battery life, claims Apple.

To keep the price down, Apple gave the iPhone Xr an LED display instead of a more vibrant OLED panel, an aluminum body instead of a stainless steel, and haptic feedback for the touchscreen instead of pressure-sensitive 3D Touch.

Inside the iPhone XS and XS Max, you've got the same guts: the A12 bionic chip. On top of that, an eight-core neural engine acts as a dedicated machine learning support system for the phone.

The leak, discovered in new product page listings of the Apple.com sitemap by the site All Things How, appears to confirm the three new phones will be called the iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR. Both numbers would work simultaneously on one device. The iPhone Xs Max is the Supersized Big Mac and fries phone for an era of healthier digital diets.

Made from aerospace grade aluminium and with an edge to edge LCD screen, dubbed the Liquid Retina display, the 6.1-inch handset is actually considerably smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus in the hand.

The Xr will be available about a month later than the other two models, with orders starting October 19, and it will ship a week later. Not only is that the biggest iPhone display to date, it's also just a hair bigger than the 6.4-inch display of the recently released Samsung Galaxy Note9.

The biggest aesthetic shakeup is that the iPhone XR will arrive in no less than six new technicolour finishes, including blue, yellow and red. But it is still selling its old 4.7-inch iPhone 7 for $449 and the iPhone 8 for $599, both of which are slightly shorter and thinner than the new lineup.

iPad may also get some attention, with two new and improved models possibly on the schedule.

Camera-wise, the iPhone Xr packs a single-lens rear camera - the same wide-angle camera that is installed on the iPhone Xs. Though the headphones got off to a slow start, they have quickly helped Apple capture 26% of the USA wireless headphone market, according to NPD Group.

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