Apple has officially announced the existence of iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr at its September 12 “Gather Round” even in Cupertino.
As you might expect, we have all of the details below, including device specifications, the price of each model, and expected release date for the hardware. So without further ado, let’s dive right into the good stuff!
About iPhone Xs, Xs Max, Xr
Apple’s iPhone Xs device is essentially the second-generation iPhone X handset and comes with the same 5.8-inch OLED display that was present on last years device.
The iPhone Xs Max is very similar but it essentially a “Plus” version of iPhone Xs complete with a stunning 6.5-inch OLED panel. Both devices come with the surgical-grade stainless steel frame and offer the same premium look and feel that the company introduced with iPhone X.
The glass on the iPhone Xs, according to Apple, is the strongest ever on an iPhone. Well, we’ve heard these claims before to be honest. But hey! There’s IP68 water resistance on offer here.
The iPhone Xr is a device that sits in the middle of the two in terms of screen size. It does away with the OLED panel and comes with the old-school 6.1-inch LCD frame. Like iPhone X, the iPhone Xr ships with the first-gen TrueDepth camera system in order to facilitate the Face ID functionality that made iPhone X so popular but does not have a dual-lens rear camera system or 3D Touch functionality baked into the display. The iPhone Xs and Xs Max on the other hand features second-generation TrueDepth module for improved Face ID as well as 3D Touch and dual-lens camera system.
All three devices feature stunning edge-to-edge displays with almost no bezels around, and a stainless steel frame on the iPhone Xs and Xs Max, and an aluminum frame on the iPhone Xr.
You have probably been watching Apple’s event with great interest and heard all about the new devices announced for release in the coming weeks. However, it’s always worth having a recap of the specification of the devices in order to see which one best suits your requirements, both now and in the next 12-18 months.
Display comes in at 5.8-inch for the iPhone Xs, and 6.5-inch for the iPhone Xs Max, with a resolution of 2436×1125 on the Xs and 2688×1242 on the Xs Max. The OLED display now boasts a 60% greater dynamic range compared to last year’s iPhone X.
We know that at the heart of the new phones is Apple’s new A12 processor and improved LTE chips to promote a faster LTE connection and you can see all that and more in granular table of the specs for each device embedded below.
Also making it onto an iPhone for the first time, is the availability of a smacking 512GB storage option! This storage option is available on both the iPhone Xs and Phone Xs Max, but not the iPhone Xr.
Features are extremely important for anyone looking to buy a new smartphone. As is availability and release date. However, given Apple’s iPhone X released last year and the fact that the price started at $999.00, the attached price-tag is one of the most important factors of any Apple release. For Apple’s 2018 iPhone range, the associated prices can be found below:
- iPhone Xr: Prices start at $699
- iPhone Xs: Prices start at $899
- iPhone Xs Max: Prices start at $999
Apple wants consumers to get their hands on the new hardware as soon as possible and start flooding the market with 2018 Apple-branded hardware. So, with that in mind, the company has announced that pre-orders for iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max will begin this coming Friday, September 14. Devices will start to land in consumers hands a week later on Friday, September 21. For those who are interested in the lower-priced iPhone Xr complete with LCD panel, pre-orders will begin in October.
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