Apple Inc. had its much-awaited September annual conference on Wednesday at the Steve Jobs Theater on its circular Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California. Here are some of the announcements made at the event:
iPhone X gets an upgrade with new sizes: a 5.8-inch iPhone XS (priced at $999) and a 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max (priced at $1,099). The new versions have face ID recognition system in place of Touch ID fingerprint scanner. The new 12 megapixel cameras have bigger sensors.
A new “lower-end” model, iPhone XR ($749) has a 6.1-inch screen with LCD. It does not have a home button and is activated by swiping up.
Starting Monday September 17, customers will be able to download iOS 12 which features new Animojis, customized Memoji and a time management feature to help people use their devices less.
The Apple Watch Series 4 will have a 30% larger edge-to-edge display and curved corners. It will be thinner, and faster too due a new processor.
Apple also announced its recycling program called GiveBack, where the company buys customers’ old devices if they're in good condition or recycle them for free if they're not usable.