Bright Apple Novelties of the Passing Year

2017 was an incredibly successful and evolutional period for Apple. This is the year when the world giant fully updated iPhone and released various unusual devices, which became the world selling hits.

Was the passing 2018 as successful for Apple as 2017? Well, let’s find out together by reviewing those bright devices of 2018.

iPhone XS

Although the world still does not have enough time to play with a new “haircut” of iPhone X,  the Apple’s workaholics have released a new flagship iPhone XS.

The smart community fell in love with its new frameless 5,8-inch OLED screen called Super Retina. The manufacturer has left the “haircut”, in which he integrated sensors, a front-facing camera and a speaker.

Source: https://www.apple.com/

The “Home” button was taken away, although it was a distinctive feature of the devices. Now you will go to the main menu by tapping the screen.

The iPhone XS screen gained 2436×1125 pixels resolution and anti-shattering glass which protects the body.

In general, the new toy looks amazing owing to the glossy body which is available in 3 colours: black, golden and white.

In addition to the first-rate outer design of iPhone XS, it gained a unique “filling”:

  • the most powerful and smartest A12 Bionic CPU;
  • the ultra quality camera with a two lens 12MP each;
  • the internal memory of 512 Gb;
  • the lithium polymer battery with 2658 mAh capacity;
  • the latest version of OS – iOS 12.

iPhone XS MAX

During the autumn presentation, Apple revealed a new version of XS model – iPhone XS Max. This flagship looks very attractive due to its glass body with a carbonized stainless steel frame. XS Max is not afraid of water, since this model is designed for diving up to 2 meters for half an hour.

Source: https://www.apple.com/

The elder version has 6,5-inch OLED screen called Super Retina, the resolution of which is 2688×1242 pixels. The screen perfectly captures colours and regulates a white colour balance through the True Tone function. The XS Model snaps picture on a dual camera.

The device works fast and uses minimum of energy because of its six core processor, which prevents the phone from overheating. The developers took care of the internet servers by providing the phone with a tough battery which may work for 15 hours.

The main features of iPhone XS Max:

  • the A12 Bionic processor;
  • the ultra quality camera with two lens 12MP each;
  • the internal memory of 512 Gb;
  • the lithium polymer battery with 3174 mAh capacity;
  • the OS – iOS 12;

iPhone XR

Apple envisioned that the price for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will provoke disturbance about the flagships. Therefore, during the autumn presentation, the company released less expensive model – iPhone XR. It has many similarities with the abovementioned flagships.

Source: https://www.apple.com/

The body of XR is made of shatter-resistant glass and have a frameless style. The body frames are made of aluminum. Unlike all his abovementioned brothers, XR is released in completely unusual colours for Apple: black, white, red, yellow, coral and blue.

Source: https://www.apple.com/

The iPhone screen has a Liquid Retina HD matrix with 6,1-inch screen and the resolution of 1792х828 dots with the density of 326 pixels per one inch. The screen has a high level of brightness and contrast, which provides with a realistic image  while watching photos or video.

Source: https://www.apple.com/

The iPhone XR is fast and does not overheat from prolonged loads, even in a multitask mode. This feature is a merit of six core A12 Bionic processor.

The main features of iPhone XR are:

  • the A12 Bionic processor;
  • the main and front-facing camera – 12MP and 7MP;
  • the internal memory of 256 Gb;
  • the lithium polymer battery with 2942 mAh capacity;
  • the OS – iOS 12;

iPad Pro

Apple decided to spread the idea of frameless screens on iPad. In 2018, iPads gained widescreen displays with 11 and 12,9 inches. The novelties are not like their predecessors, since the“Home” button is taken away.

Source: https://www.apple.com/

2018 iPads did not received the latest version of OS. They work on iOS 11. The unlock of the latest iPad is performed by the improved option of Face ID and the front-facing TrueDepth camera. The device gained the most powerful at this moment Apple A10 Fusion processor. The processor has a machine learning function which allows to adapt to its owner while using.

The icing on the cake for Apple’s fans was a brand Apple Pencil stylus that can be used to work with 2018 iPads.

Source: https://www.apple.com/

MacBook

The lineup of Apple MacBook Pro 2018 differs a little from the previous model. The “filling” is a distinctive feature of this novelty.

Source: https://www.apple.com/


A portable PC gained from its developers a 5-inch IPS display with 2880х1800 pixels resolution which supports the TrueTone technology. You can forget about previous keypad combinations, since MacBook Pro 2018 received an OLED screen (Touch Bar).

Apple MacBook Pro 2018 may be praised for its high speed. Even during multiple tasks, the portable PC works without disruptions. The processor of 8th generation Intel Core i7/i9 is responsible for its high speed, it is highly demanded on the market. The graphics reproduction is performed by an AMD Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB DDR5 memory or AMD Radeon Pro 555X depending on the complete set. The portable Apple PC became more enduring by increasing the battery capacity.

Apple MacBook Pro is fully capable of solving business, entertainment and daily tasks through high productivity and a large screen. The latest version of portable Apple PC is available in green and silver colours.

APPLE WATCH

Watch Series 4 is the latest version of Apple smart watches which was released in 2018. The device has a larger screen in comparison with the previous model, however, the familiar size of the watches remains unchanged.

Source: https://www.apple.com/

Due to the display size increased by 30%, the developers managed to extend the interface. Now Watch Series 4 users may track more useful information. This is the most leading  model from all ever released. Not just because this is a last generation model but rather because of the following notes:

  • the integration of powerful S4 chip;
  • the duration of autonomous job is increased up to 18 hours;
  • the performance of the watch is increased by 2 times;
  • the speaker become louder by 50%
  • the Siri ability is expanded.

Watch Series 4 is ideally adapted for athletes. The device has a special functional which may help to make an optimal training program. Various trackers and sensors for a health monitoring are built in the watch.

The developers pleased the users with a dust and water protection, so you may dive into the water during vacation or pool training.

Software upgrade

Innovations are not the only thing that Apple users were pleased with in 2018. Along with release of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, a new program product was released, which is iOS 12. The latest program software increases the performance of gadgets.

The activation of the program is two times faster now in comparison with iOS 11. The work speed with connected headset is increased by 1,5 times. The update affected the watchOS 5 platform for Apple Watch:

  • the new training modes have been added:
  • the functionality of smart watches has expanded;
  • the notification system is improved;
  • the application “walkie-talkie” is added;

The changes affected the portable macOS 10.14 PC. Their latest brand operating system has received the following functionality:

  • the improved search system;
  • the ability to sort files by creation date, volume and other parameters;
  • the group calls in FaceTime;
  • the updated Mac App Store.

That’s all for now. We hope that in the following year the legendary Apple company will surprise us with even more powerful devices and program products.

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