Apple Announces 'iPhone XS' and 'iPhone XS Max' With Gold Color, Faster Face ID, and More

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today in California officially announced the "iPhone XS" and "iPhone XS Max," the latest iPhone models coming this year. The company confirmed that both models will come in Space Gray, Silver, and Gold color options, with Gold being the new addition to the iPhone XS lineup this year.

    The iPhone XS models have the same design as the iPhone X from 2017, with an edge-to-edge OLED display, greatly reduced bezels, and a "notch" that houses the front-facing TrueDepth Camera system. The iPhone XS is the direct iPhone X successor and measures in at 5.8 inches, while the XS Max is Apple's biggest iPhone yet at 6.5 inches.


    Apple says that the XS lineup has the most advanced iPhone features ever seen, thanks to a new A12 Bionic chip, which is the industry's first 7-nanometer chip. A12 Bionic includes a next-generation Neural Engine, powering a new and improved Face ID on the iPhone XS and XS Max, making the biometric security feature faster than iPhone X.

    The new iPhones have the highest pixel density of any Apple device, coming in 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch sizes. The Super Retina displays have a custom OLED design and support Dolby Vision and HDR10, meaning that you can watch 4K content on the devices. On iPhone XS Max, you'll be able to see over 3 million pixels in videos, movies, and games.


    As Apple points out, the iPhone XS Max is the largest display it has ever built in an iPhone, but the overall size of the device is similar to the iPhone 8 Plus. The screen includes the most durable glass ever in a smartphone with improved scratch resistance, the band around the side retains the iPhone X's stainless steel finish, and the back is made out of glass as well to enable wireless charging.

    Both models are rated to IP68 water resistance for up to 2 meters for 30 minutes of submergence, meaning that the devices are protected against everyday spills and dips.

    In terms of the processor, Apple's A12 Bionic features a six-core fusion architecture with two performance cores and four efficiency cores, as well as a four-core GPU, video encoder, Signal Processor, and more. All of this is as much as 50 percent faster and more efficient than last year's iPhone X, enabling new experiences in games, photography, video editing, and more.


    Battery life is 30 minutes longer than the iPhone X on the iPhone XS, while the XS Max offers battery life that lasts an hour and a half longer than iPhone X.

    The camera on the iPhone XS includes advanced depth segmentation, Smart HDR, advanced bokeh quality in Portrait mode photos, and dynamic depth of field that you can adjust after you take a photo. The 12-megapixel dual camera system features dual optical image stabilization with 2x optical zoom, while a new sensor is twice as fast.

    In videos, the XS family features larger pixels and a faster sensor to enable improved low-light performance and video stabilization. With the four built-in mics, you can also record stereo sound to get the most out of video recordings.


    The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be available in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage capacities, and in Space Gray, Silver, and Gold. The iPhone XS will start at $999 in 64GB, while the iPhone XS Max will start at $1,099 in 64GB. You'll be able to pre-order the smartphones on Friday, September 14, ahead of launch on Friday, September 21 in more than 30 countries and territories.

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  2. ghostface147 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2008
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I can’t believe they chose ‘Max’ for an iPhone title, seemingly it’s not a big deal, but it just doesn’t seem fitting. But I do like the gold stainless color addition.
  4. slcpunk Suspended


    Sep 11, 2018
    I’ve is a price and launch date on 6.5 already
  5. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God


    Oct 2, 2016
    iPhone Excess Max. Hope it launches Instagram a 0.1 second faster now.
  6. GooBoyGle macrumors member


    Apr 1, 2016
    I'll skip this year, they added nothing new, this is really another 'S' year that I love to skip.
  7. mario-64 macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2012
    Any word if Face ID now works in landscape? No sale for me if not
  8. agsystems macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2013
    50 mins into and so far only the watch its something I would want but the price went up
  9. asdavis10 macrumors 6502


    Feb 3, 2008
    I'm hearing iPhone Tennis Match and iPhone Excess Max.
  10. Niklas_nick macrumors regular


    Dec 12, 2016
    So for some reason half of the keynote is a recap of what iPhone X can do; things they already showed us last year but which they now promote as features.
  11. GooBoyGle macrumors member


    Apr 1, 2016
    Yeah all S-models are just milking customers for some extra cash.
  12. aaronhead14 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2009
    iPhone Tennis. Basically no different than iPhone X. Ok...
  13. eplchamps macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2017
    What else could they have called it?
  14. Delgibbons macrumors 6502a


    Dec 14, 2016
    AR. Put a coffee machine on a kitchen surface. *yawn*

    Seen it a billion times before.

    That Elder Scrolls game did look pretty nice though.
  15. GooBoyGle macrumors member


    Apr 1, 2016
    I can't believe they haven't added a single new feature to the phone LMAO...
  16. dominiongamma macrumors 65816

    Oct 19, 2014
    Tempe, Arizona
    This is an S version, basically what the X should have been from the start, glad I waited from last year
  17. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    It's all just *faster*…

    Where are we all supposed to be hurrying off to I wonder?
  18. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Faster FaceID. Oh boy.
    It is a little telling that they didn't spend an hour on how upgraded the camera is.
    I thought I never would say this.. Wait for next year's phone if you have an iPhone X now.
  19. Gaprofitt macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2009

    Zzzzzz. I'm moving on . You should too
  20. Bozley0621 macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2009
    I keep my phones for about three years. Usually the newer iterations have features that would be nice to have, but so far I haven’t heard any features that will leave me feeling deprived.
  21. AgentAnonymous, Sep 12, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2018

    AgentAnonymous macrumors regular


    May 6, 2016
    This is the perfect year if you didn't beta test an iPhone X. S models > non-S models.

    1.5 hour longer battery life, smaller bezels, 7nm cpu, faster faceID, 6.5 inch screen.

    This is what the X should've been. Glad I waited.
  22. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    It's perfect that they finally have a phone that calls it what it is. XS
  23. ChrisMoBro macrumors regular


    Oct 31, 2016
    Why didn’t then just call the new iPhones ‘iPhone 10s and iPhone 10s Max’. I just read it as extra small otherwise.
  24. Bin Cook macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2018
    Boring AF. Get on with the Xr so I know whether it’s time to go to Android.
  25. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    I get the new phone every year. I can't think of a single reason to buy this year except the larger size.
    I'm actually in shock at the lack of new features.
    Maybe we hit a plateau, who knows.

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