Apple has used its fall 2018 "Gather Round" event to debut four major new devices in its iPhone and Apple Watch lineups. Three new iPhones—the iPhone Xs, Xs Max and XR—are on the way, along with the fourth-generation Apple Watch.
The arrival of the new devices also marks the discontinuation of the iPhone X, less than a year after it arrived in Apple's game-changing move into edge-to-edge OLED iPhones, as all attention shifts to the next-gen versions.
The iPhone Xs is priced at $1629. Preorders begin Friday, 14 September, with devices shipping on the 21st.
But otherwise, the iPhone Xs Max mostly follows the Xs in offering a dual rear camera; improved screen durability and water resistance; dual SIM; the A12 Bionic processor; and a stainless-steel frame. A configuration with 512GB of internal storage is also going to be available for the larger iPhone Xs, along with 64-GB and 256-GB models.
The iPhone Xs Max has a starting price of $1799, with preorders also starting Friday and shipping on the 21st.
The iPhone XR has a starting price of $1229 and preorders begin Friday, 19 October with shipping from the 26th.
Additional features for health monitoring are also included in the fourth-gen Apple Watch, such as the ability to take an electrocardiogram heart beat measurement (the first time this is offered in a consumer product, Apple said, thanks to FDA approval); notifications on low heart rates and irregular heart rhythms (known as atrial fibrillation); and detection of falls (which generates an automatic call to emergency services).
The Apple Watch, Series 4 has a starting price of $599 (GPS only) or $749 (cellular/GPS). Preorders begin Friday with devices available on 21 September.