The good news is Apple just announced iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max and iPhone Xr, the company’s latest flagship smartphones.
The iPhone Xs is an upgraded version of last year’s iPhone X, keeping the same design, 5.8″ OLED display and dimensions, but featuring upgraded internal components, like a new, ground-breaking A12 Bionic chipset.
iPhone Xs Max
The iPhone Xs Max is the largest iPhone in history with an expansive 6.5” AMOLED screen. The bezels have dissolved, giving the screen a tall 19.5:9 aspect ratio and leaving behind a notch. The new screen has essentially the same width as the 5.5” panel on the iPhone 8 Plus, but the extra height accommodates additional content.
There is a seriously upgrades dual-camera on both new iPhones as well. As before, there is a main 12 MP camera and a 12 MP telephoto camera for 2x optical zoom and Portrait mode photos. So, the number of megapixels is the same, but the camera sensor is new, ensuring more detailed and higher-quality images.
Touch ID is dead, long live Face ID. Apple has refused to move the fingerprint reader to the back, leaving the 3D face scanner as the only biometric authentication method.
iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max Highlight Specification
iPhone XS – 5.8-inch (2436 x 1125 pixels) OLED 458ppi Super Retina HDR display, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical) 3D Touch
iPhone XS Max – 6.5-inch (2688 x 1245 pixels) OLED 458ppi Super Retina HDR display, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical) 3D Touch
Chipset: Six-core A12 Bionic 64-bit 7nm processor with four-core GPU, M12 motion co-processor
Storage: 64GB, 256GB, 512GB storage options
Operating system: iOS 12
Water and dust resistant (IP68)
SIM: Dual SIM (secondary eSIM from select carriers or physical SIM in China)
Camera: 12MP wide-angle (f/1.8) and telephoto (f/2.4) cameras, Dual optical image stabilization, Optical zoom; Six‑element lens, True Tone flash, 4K video recording at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 240 fps
7MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording,Retina Flash
TrueDepth camera for FaceID facial recognition, Stereo speakers
Network: 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC with reader mode, GPS with GLONASS
Battery: Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with Qi wireless charging, fast charging, up to 12.3 hours of use (iPhone XS) / 13.3 hours of use (iPhone XS Max)
The iPhone XS (64GB) starts at $1,000/€1,149/£999, the larger iPhone XS Max (64GB) at $1,100/€1,249/£1,099. Both will be go on pre-order on September 14 and launch on September 21 with availability expanding a week later.