Bigger screens, bigger prices

Get ready to upgrade, Pirates.

Apple has released its new generation of iPhones and a new Apple Watch:the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the Apple Watch Series 4.

Coming in at a whopping base price of $1099, the iPhone XS Max has the biggest display on an iPhone ever. The XS Max has a 6.5 inch super retina OLED display, and when paired with the 512GB that’s a grand total of $1449. Compared to the original iPhone, which was $499 for the 4GB and $599 for the 8GB version, buyers are definitely getting a lot more for their money.

Despite the improved performance and value, Riverside students are not planning to purchase the new releases. Of the 71 people who voted on a recent Instagram poll, only ten people voted yes to getting one of the three new iPhones.

Apple has had a breakthrough in the photography department, both compared to other phone brands and their previous models. The iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS both have an outstanding 12 megapixel dual-camera system and the iPhone XR has impressive 12 megapixel single camera system. This is a big improvement from 8 megapixel single camera system on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Along with smart high dynamic range, shaper action shots, more lowlight details, and 4K video, all the new iPhone models also have a new feature called depth control. Depth control allows users to change to depth of field after taking the picture, which has never been done on a smartphone before.

Consumers planning to go swimming with their brand new iPhone are in luck. The iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS both can survive two meters under water for thirty minutes, and the iPhone XR it can survive one meter under water for thirty minutes.

All of the new phones have a more powerful A12 bionic chip, which improves performance speeds. With an all new liquid retina display, the iPhone XR is the cheapest of the new iPhone with a price tag of $749. The iPhone XR has the second largest display on any iPhone ever with a 6.1 HD display. The XR also comes in six new colors: white, black, red, blue, yellow, and coral.

Along with the iPhones, the Apple Watch Series 4 features an all-new design. With the largest display on an Apple Watch, it also has new electrical heart sensor, a re-engineered Digital Crown, haptic feedback (a light vibration on the wrist) and fall detection, which will alert authorities if its owner remains unresponsive for one minute. The Apple Watch Series 4 retails at $399.

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