The Apple Watch is inching toward becoming a medical device

Apple's new iPhone XS Max, the largest iPhone to date and one of the biggest in the market, has a 6.5-inch (16.5-cm) display. Trying them just after listening to the iPhone XS Max, they don't seem to have the insane, nearly room-filling stereo separation that the Max's speakers do.

The phones are equipped with faster processors and better memory capacities than ever before, relying on Apple's new A12 Bionic chip.

The company also introduced a lower-cost 6.1-inch (15.5 cm) iPhone XR made of aluminum and with lower screen quality.

Bar the camera and screen, the rest of the specifications are largely the same as the XS and XS Max. The iPhone XR gets a new LED display, which ditches 3D touch. There's no home button on any of them - love it or hate it, Apple is putting the fingerprint reader permanently out to pasture. The phone itself is smaller than an iPhone 8, but it actually has a larger display.

The iPhone XR also sports the same Face ID tech as the iPhone XS. So, what are the important differences to know before you choose which new iPhone X is right for you?

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.

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The device only has one camera - a 12 pixel wide-angle camera - but Apple added a similar portrait feature found in its dual camera devices, which blurs the background. Both will come in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB sizes. Apple first announced the product last fall, promising the ability to charge an iPhone X, Apple Watch, and AirPods simultaneously without cables.

It starts at $749 in the United States, £749 in the United Kingdom for the 64GB version.

Another new feature on the Apple Watch will detect when a user has fallen, and the device will automatically generate an alert to initiate a call to emergency services.

"Health care products on ubitquitous [sic] devices, like smart watches, may help users seek treatment earlier and will truly empower them with more information about their health", Gottlieb and Shuren said. The edges are noticeably rounder, though it still retains the square look.

All that new hardware has a number of benefits. It's "Digital Crown" scroll wheel now has haptic feedback by default when navigating through menus, and its speakers now produce 50% more volume than the Watch 3. Apple has done coloured phones before, with the iPhone 5c, but these colours are shimmery aluminium under glass, and they have a rich, enamel-like look to them.

The Series 4 range will have an edge-to-edge screen like the new iPhones and is packing a bunch of features aimed at turning it into serious medical device. Battery life in the new watch remains at 18 hours, meaning it needs a nightly recharge. Once that's done, you'll bring it over to US Mobile to get the discount (all the instructions are available at the link above).

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