Apple has introduced a revamped Apple Watch that doubles as a medical device as well as three new iPhones at its annual event Wednesday.
What We Know:
- The Apple Watch Series 4 is thinner but can be used to take an electrocardiogram or ECG to monitor heart rate abnormalities. It can detect monitoring of irregular heart rate, which can be a sign of artial defibrillation that can lead to stroke and heart failure.
- The new watch can also detect falls and slips. “If the wearer remains motionless for more than 60 seconds, it will send an alert to emergency services and start calling emergency contacts,” according to ABC News.
- The new watch starts at $399 for GPS models, $499 for cellular and Series 3 for $279.
- Apple also released three new versions of their signature iPhones: iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR, all with bigger display screens that extend to the edge of the phone. The Face ID will be faster, stereo sound will be wider and for travelers and customers who need two phone lines.
- Apple’s new phones have improved photo and video features with smart HDR technology and more depth-of-field. The devices feature an all-new triple-lens camera on the back that is capable of shooting 4K resolution video at 30 frames per second.
- Apple sparked Twitter with a Trypophobia outbreak as fans and followers of iPhones are second-guessing purchasing the new trendy devices.
The iPhone lenses are giving me trypophobiahttps://t.co/oSsPijXUb1 pic.twitter.com/hAlbmyIBuK
— Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) September 10, 2019
Apple has also debuted the affordable iPhone XR which starts at $749 and can be ordered October 19.
Apple’s new iPhone Pro is triggering people who have trypophobia #AppleEvent pic.twitter.com/Fp6w4VgObK
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) September 10, 2019