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Apple unveils larger-screen iPhone Xs Max and new health features for Watch

Apple has announced iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, the most advanced iPhones ever, during their signature keynote event on September 12, 2018.

The 5.8-inch iPhone Xs and 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max build on the all-screen design of iPhone X and feature the highest pixel density of any Apple device, as well as a faster and improved dual camera system.

The Super Retina displays with a custom OLED design support Dolby Vision and HDR10 and feature iOS system-wide colour management. They also boast of showing 60 percent greater dynamic range in HDR photos.

Photo courtesy: Apple
Photo courtesy: Apple

iPhone Xs Max delivers a more immersive experience with over 3 million pixels for videos, movies and games, offering the largest display ever in an iPhone in a footprint similar to iPhone 8 Plus. Dual SIM is also introduced to iPhone for the first time. 

Apple Watch Series 4 was also unveiled, with features redesigned and re-engineered to help users manage their health in engaging new ways.

While retaining the original iconic design, the fourth-generation Apple Watch now has a larger display integrated into a thinner, smaller case. The user interface has been optimised for the larger display, allowing for app icons and fonts that are bigger and easier to read.

Apple Watch Series 4. Photo courtesy: Apple
Apple Watch Series 4. Photo courtesy: Apple

The new Series 4 enables customers to take an Electrocardiogram (ECG) reading right from the wrist using the new ECG app. Users simply have to touch the Digital Crown and after 30 seconds, receive a heart rhythm classification on the app. It can classify if the heart is beating in a normal pattern or whether there are signs of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), a heart condition that could lead to major health complications.

All recordings, their associated classifications and any noted symptoms are stored in the Health app in a PDF that can be shared with physicians.

With watchOS 5, Apple Watch intermittently analyses heart rhythms in the background and sends a notification if an irregular heart rhythm suggestive of AFib is detected. It can also alert the user if the heart rate exceeds or falls below a specified threshold. 

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