The leaks and rumors were pretty accurate this year. Apple launched a handful of new phones packed with new technology and some new colors. Oh, and some awful naming conventions (XS, XR, and XS Max).
They also launched the Series 4 Watch with a 35% larger screen while both the 40 and 44mm are thinner. The backs of the watches are a thing of beauty and are made of sapphire crystal and black ceramic. Apple has also managed to add much more information (complications) the the face of the screen.
The Series 4 Watch has doubled down on health and fitness with proactive heart rate monitoring and a built-in electrocardiogram (ECG). This is the first wearable OTC ECG device to date.
The guts of the watch have been upgraded with an S4 system-on-chip, a new accelerometer for more accurate activity tracking, and a 64-bit dual-core processor that is twice as fast as the last generation. The microphone and speaker are improved as well and the digital crown now has haptic feedback. Lastly the old bands still work on the Series 4 Watch ($399-$499).