With the launch of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, all the rumors and specifications that were doing the rounds on the Internet for a while now have finally been laid to rest. The Apple Special Event ‘Gather Round’, which is being held at the Steve Jobs Theatre in California, is being streamed live on Twitter. The Apple Event has attracted over one lakh tweets and over 283 thousand people are watching the Apple Event live right now.
It is now safe to say that most of the rumors were spot on regarding the features of the iPhones. The 5.8-inch OLED is called ‘iPhone XS’ and the bigger 6.5-inch OLED iPhone called ‘iPhone XS Max’. The iPhones will support dual SIM and e-SIM functionality, will be powered by A12 Bionic which is the industry’s first 7 nanometer chip, Face ID, and the iPhones to a certain extent will also be waterproof.
The break through innovation, however, lies around the A12 Bionic Chip, which has the latest neural engine that supports 5 trillion operations per second. The 6 core CPU and 4 core GPU of the processor enables special AI and ML capabilities. A12 Bionic Chip also makes the apps launch on the iPhone 30 percent faster.
The iPhones have gone big on AR, which can be a delight for gaming enthusiasts. It’s not just immersive – it transports users into the game. Also, Blades is coming to iOS this fall, available for pre-order now. Virtual arcades will be made multiplayer using AR, which will make the gaming experience exhilarating for users.
Another exciting announcement that was made for gaming enthusiasts was the AR Galaga. During the event, employees from the studio presented a multiplayer Galaga battle, which had state-of-the-art effects and visuals made possible with the A12 Bionic chip and ARKit 2 tech. Galaga AR will be a part of the ‘AR Arcade Series’ of games planned by Directive Games. Six more such initiatives are planned an currently being worked on.
Also the battery back-up has been increased. iPhone XS gets 30 minutes more than iPhone X did. XS Max has the biggest battery that has ever put into an iPhone, but it still gets an hour and a half longer than iPhone X.
iPhone XR will start at $749, iPhone XS start at $999 and iPhone XS Max at $1099. They all run on iOS 12. Consumers can start ordering iPhones from 17 September.