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This week on AI: Apple event showcases iPhone XS, XS Max & XR, Apple Watch Series 4

Apple finally swung the hammer this week, introducing the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, as well as the Apple Watch Series 4. We also found out when the company is set to release iOS 12, tvOS 12, watchOS 5, and macOS Mojave.

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  • Apple debuts 5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max with OLED screens > >
  • Apple Watch Series 4 is here with full-screen OLED display, slimmer chassis > >
  • Apple announces colorful new 6.1-inch iPhone XR with full-screen Liquid Retina Display and Face ID > >
  • Verizon's '5G' home broadband to launch on Oct. 1, free Apple TV 4K included > >
  • Dual-SIM and eSIM technology in iPhone XS and iPhone XR enables use of two phone plans on one device > >
  • Video: Apple just released the iOS 12 GM, here's everything you need to know > >
  • Compare the iPhone XS and iPhone XR versus the size of other iPhones with this printable guide > >
  • iPhone XR hands-on: New model called 'fascinating,' 'a super-strange phone' > >
  • How to watch Apple's Sept. 12 'Gather round' iPhone Xs event, and follow along with AppleInsider > >


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