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Apple Special event – September, 2018 wrap up

Apple today at Apple Special Event. September 12, 2018, announced its next set of the line-up of Apple watch and iPhone devices. Let’s check out what Apple has done new this time as ever.

When it comes to Apple’s events, what Apple is going to announce just not in terms of its devices list, But what it could do more with it, Yes I am one such fellow who wonders what Apple is going to breakthrough in terms of usage of technology, If you are one among us this blog is mainly for you.

I will cover up the breakthrough that Apple has done and follow up with rest of the announcements. Here let’s begin,

Here are the new devices announced by Apple at the special event,

Let us check out whats new in each new devices,

Apple Watch Series 4: An upcoming complete health monitor compact device.

Yes, It will be soon a complete health monitor device. As wondered what Apple could do with this compact device when it announced the Apple watch at first glance it made it revolutionary on each and every new release of it. And in this release, it even surprised me with the new features,

  • ECG(ElectroCardioGram): Yes, with new electrical sensors added in the watch now you can record ECG with just a hold on watch crown.
  • Low heart rate monitor: Alerts when your heart rate gets low.
  • Atrial Fibrillation: Alert Irregular heart rhythm, also tracks in the background.
  • Detects fall: Detects real-world motion patterns like fall, trip & slip and It calls automatic if no reaction for 1 minute after fall detection.

Technical details of the watch,

  • 30% larger display 44MM than series 3 watch 40MM.
  • Now it can accommodate up to 8 complications in the watch face and can be customized like having Contacts, Health apps, Different time zones at the shortcuts in the watch face.
  • Digital crown now has haptic feedback, with it now you can not just know but can even feel when you scroll down the contents of the watch.
  • Speaker is 50% louder. And mic has been moved away from the speaker to opposite side to reduce the echo.
  • Radio waves can pass in front and sideways which lets more connected to the carrier.
  • Integrated with the S4 chipset with Dual-core 64-bit processor which makes this device 2x times faster than its predecessors.

iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max & iPhone XR: The biggest iPhone ever.

Apple has announced 3 new models and one among them iPhoneXS Max is the biggest screen of iPhone kind ever released.

iPhone doesn’t seem to have many upgrades compared to its predecessor except few new upgrades as below so will coverup it in short,

  • A12 Bionic chip: Mainly helpful for real-time machine learning
  • Dual sim support: e-sim support with tied up carriers & only in China they are providing dual physical sim support.
  • Super retina display in iPhone XS & iPhone XS Max.
  • Liquid Retina display in iPhone XR.
  • Split view in iPhone XS Max.
  • Wider stereo sound

Rest of the specifications of iPhone is detailed in following image gallery.


Though there are not many features introduced as expected in iPhone devices, new features introduced in Apple Watch Series 4 has made it useful in this event. And in iPhone, the bigger display looks good and the addition of A12 bionic chip looks promising on the performance. Looking forward to a bigger and better set of announcements on next WWDC event.


Bharath R,
iOS Development Team,
Mallow Technologies.


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