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Thursday, 13 September 2018

Apple unveils largest-ever iPhone; no word yet on availability in Egypt

Apple unveiled three new iPhones and a new watch at its fall product event last night. All of its new toys are getting solid reviews so far, but it’s disappointing (at least for those of us with broken ‘R’ keys on our MacBooks) that the world’s most valuable company launched neither the long-rumored new MacBook nor iPad upgrades. The Apple Watch Series 4 was perhaps the coolest gadget of the night, offering heart monitoring and fall detectionyou can even do your own ECG on the watch and then email it off to your cardiologist. Apple’s product page for the Watch is here and you can watch last night’s keynote presentation in full here (runtime: 1:46:49).

Okay, but what about the phones? We’re not big fans of the naming system, but you have the choice this year between the iPhone XS (with a 5.8” display), the iPhone XS Max (6.5”) and an “in-betweener” dubbed the iPhone XR (6.1” screen). The first two have the same OLED screens as last year’s iPhone X, while the XR uses the LED technology found in the iPhone 8 and earlier iterations of the brand. All three phones have the latest A12 processor, lots of storage, FaceID (bye-bye, fingerprint sensor) and more. Apple’s product page for the iPhone XS is here and you can check out the iPhone XR here.

When is it coming to Egypt? God knows. Apple’s Egypt page still advertises the iPhone X and iPhone 8 as “new” this morning, and local authorized resellers are also yet to update their pages.

iPhone XS vs. XS Max vs. XR…vs. X vs. 8 vs. 7: What’s the Difference? The WSJ has your back — and thinks that the inbetweener (the iPhone XR) probably offers the best value for money if you don’t want to go with the Godzilla sized iPhone XS Max. Everything from the XS Max to the 7 remains part of Apple’s product lineup this year.

Apple’s product launch leads the front pages of the international business press: FT | WSJ | NYT | Reuters | Bloomberg | CNBC | Business Insider | Axios.

True Apple nerds will want to just head over to the homepage of iMore.

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