Yesterday, Apple hosted their annual event at the Steve Jobs Theatre and announced some new upgrades to their iPhone and Apple Watch. While I live Tweeted some of the event and the things I’m personally excited for, what I was really hoping for an iPad upgrade. But, I digress. Let’s talk about the new things coming to the iPhone and Apple Watch that I personally think are worth talking about.
The Apple Watch Series 4 comes with a hardware upgrade inside and out, allowing us to have more screen and more power on our wrist. We all kinda watch these Keynotes to see how much updated hardware they can fit into our devices right? So a hardware upgrade is to be expected. Quite honestly, I do love my Apple Watch I admittedly don’t use it enough. I used to use it all the time cuz I was more active. I used to walk 3 miles a day, work out 4 times a week, but not so much since we opened the new location. While I’m not rushing to the store to buy a series 4, my hope is more compatibility and apps available for the Apple Watch. I’d love to see ways we can make our watches part of our productivity workflow!
Ok, now let’s get to the meat and potatoes – the iPhone XS.
First, let’s talk about the name. IDK what’s wrong with me but to say “iPhone ten x-max” is a tongue twister! I even misspelled it while typing just now lol!! Just me?!
So as expected, this puppy gets a new hardware upgrade. Biggest upgrade – 2 sizes. A 5.8″ and 6.5″ Super Retina OLED Display to choose from. I won’t bog you down with the tiny details, you can go to the Apple website for that.
The things I’m most excited for? In no particular order…
- Better water resistance. Up to 2 meters for 30 minutes.
- Better photo. Once again, I won’t bore you with the details. Feel free to read those specs on the Apple website. I’m excited for better bokeh, better low light photos, and Smart HDR. I mean, we’ll have to see how much better it is, especially compared to the iPhone’s competitors but I’m sure it’ll be better than what I’ve got.
- But the thing I’m excited for the most? Better video quality. I use my iPhone as my main camera for both my blog and YouTube channel so this is a really important one for me. I’m trying to get better and dip my toe deeper into video. Since I don’t have the budget for a high quality camera, my phone’s going to have to upgrade. Big time.
So, the ultimate question. Which one am I getting – the XS, XS Max, or XR? I’m going to probably go with the XS. I can’t make any promises, but for me the determining factor was the size of the phone. Since I have such small hands I don’t need size, I need portability. Which one are you getting?