Apple to reveal new iPhones and Apple Watch

Apple expected to unveil bigger, pricier iPhone on Wednesday

Worldwide smartphone sales grew just 2 percent during the second quarter of 2018, according to the research firm Gartner Inc.

Apple has sold more than a billion iPhones since the first model was unveiled by late co-founder Steve Jobs in 2007.

Apple holds special event Wednesday, and excitement is building up over another expensive iPhone. It was Apple's best June quarter ever, and the fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit revenue growth.

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has touted fitness and health features of the company´s smartwatch, which dominates that market.

The three new models are named XS Max for the top variant, XS for the next level model and Xr for the cheaper, entry version. While Xs will be an advanced version of the iPhone X, iPhone XC will be its low-priced version.

For the most part, Apple has stuck to similar color schemes for its yearly iPhone releases.

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. Samsung remained in the lead. It was followed by China's Huawei and Apple with 15.8 and 12.1 per cent market share, respectively.

By making more expensive iPhones, Apple has been able to boost its profits despite waning demand as people upgrade phones less frequently.

Here, The National takes a look at Apple's new line-up.

The new phones still have 12-megapixel image sensors, but the sensors themselves are physically larger and image processing is faster. A new gold colour will be available alongside last year's grey and silver. This gives the device a bigger display than an iPhone 8 Plus in a smaller overall handset.

A low-priced version of the iPhone X, with a 6.1-inch screen, it is expected to attract mass attention. It is manufactured from surgical grade stainless steel.

A charging pad that can charge an iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods simultaneously without plugging them in.

It is predicted that Apple products will be available to buy in the first week of October.

It's been reported Apple will also change its naming convention for the new model and dub it the iPhone Xs Max, dropping the "Plus" suffix that's traditionally been given to larger iPhone models.

Apple has remained mum about revelations planned for the event at its spaceship campus in Silicon Valley, but the timing fits its pattern of annually introducing iPhone updates.

As 9to5Mac reported ahead of the Keynote, the phone will feature a 6.1-inch, edge-to-edge LCD screen that Apple calls the Liquid Retina Display. The XS models also have Apple-designed lenses, Schiller said.

Apple says that the iPhone XS will offer 30 minutes more battery life than the iPhone X, while the XS Max will serve up to 90 more minutes of juice than last year's model.

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