The iPhone XS retains the familiar design of the iPhone X including a 5.8-inch OLED display and stainless-steel sides. Apple also offers a larger version of the XS with a 6.5-inch OLED display called the iPhone XS Max. With a footprint about the same size as the iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone XS Max has the largest display found on any iPhone.
Apple introduces the iPhone XS
The iPhone XS and XS Max come in silver, space gray and gold. Apple opted for more of a straw-colored gold than previous gold iPhone models.
Then, there’s the iPhone XR which has a 6.1-inch LCD display and an aluminum and glass body instead of the stainless steel and glass on the XS and XS Max. The iPhone XR comes in white, black, coral, yellow, blue and red (Product Red) and costs $749, £749 or AU$1,229. That’s $50, £50 or AU$150 more than the iPhone 8 cost when it launched last year. The XR’s colors are a callback to those of the iPhone 5C.
The iPhone XS, like last year’s iPhone X, starts at $999, £999, AU$1,629 for a 64GB model while the iPhone XS Max costs $1,099, £1,099 or AU$1,799 for 64GB.
All three new phones have a new A12 Bionic processor that Apple claims is 15 percent faster than last year’s A11 chip in the iPhone X.
As far as camera, the iPhone XR has a single rear camera, the XS and XS Max both have dual rear camera slike the iPhone X.
The iPhone XS and XS Max will be available for preorder on Friday Sept. 14 and will launch the following Friday. The iPhone XR will be available to preorder on Friday Oct. 19.
To put it all in perspective, check out the chart below which compares the iPhone XS, XS Max, XR and last year’s X. And for everything Apple announced today, check out CNET’s full coverage here.
iPhone X specs compared to iPhone XS, XS Max and XR
iPhone X iPhone XR iPhone XS iPhone XS Max Display size, resolution 5.8-inch; 2,436×1,125 pixels 6.1-inch LCD Retina Display; 1,792×828 pixels 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED; 2,436×1,125 pixels 6.5-inch Super Retina OLED; 2,688×1,242 pixels Pixel density 458 ppi 326 ppi 458 ppi 458 ppi Dimensions (Inches) 5.7×2.79×0.30 in 5.9×3.0x0.33 in 5.7×2.8×0.3 in 6.2×3.0x.3 in Dimensions (Millimeters) 143.6×70.9×7.7 mm 150.9×75.7×8.3 143.6×70.9×7.7 mm 157.5×77.4×7.7 mm Weight (Ounces, Grams) 6.14 oz; 174 g 6.8oz; 194g 6.24 oz; 177g 7.3; 208g Mobile software iOS 11 iOS 12 iOS 12 iOS 12 Camera Dual 12-megapixel Single 12-megapixel Dual 12-megapixel Dual 12-megapixel Front-facing camera 7-megapixel 7-megapixel with Face ID 7-megapixel with Face ID 7-megapixel with Face ID Video capture 4K 4K 4K 4K Processor Apple A11 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic Storage 64GB, 256GB 64GB, 128GB, 256GB 64GB, 256GB, 512GB 64GB, 256GB, 512GB RAM 3GB N/A N/A N/A Expandable storage None None None None Battery N/A, but lasted 11.45 hours in CNET’s looped video playback test N/A, but Apple claims it will last 90 minutes longer than iPhone 8 Plus N/A, but Apple claims it will last 30 minutes longer than iPhone X N/A, but Apple claims it will last 90 minutes longer than iPhone X Fingerprint sensor None (Face ID via TrueDepth camera) None (Face ID) None (Face ID) None (Face ID) Connector Lightning Lightning Lightning Lightning Headphone jack No No No No Special features Water resistant (IP67), wireless charging, Face ID 3D unlock, Animoji Water-resistant: IP67, dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM), wireless charging, Face ID, Animoji Water-resistant (IP68), dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM), wireless charging, Face ID, Animoji Water-resistant (IP68), dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM), wireless charging, Face ID, Animoji Price off-contract (USD) $999 (64GB), $1,149 (256GB) $749 (64GB), $799 (128GB), $899 (256GB) $999 (64GB), $1,149 (256GB), $1,349 (512GB) $1,099 (64GB), $1,249 (256GB), $1,449 (512GB) Price (GBP) £999 (64GB), £1,149 (256GB) £749 (64GB), £799 (128GB), £899 (256GB) £999 (64GB), £1,149 (256GB), £1,349 (512GB) $1,099 (64GB), $1,249 (256GB), $1,449 (512GB) Price (AUD) AU$1,579 (64GB), AU$1,829 (256GB) AU$1,229 (64GB), AU$1,299 (128GB), AU$1,479 (256GB) AU$1,629 (64GB), AU$1,879 (256GB), AU$2,199 (512GB) AU$1,799 (64GB), AU$2,049 (256GB), AU$2,369 (512GB)
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