First Impressions From New iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Users

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    We've seen dozens of iPhone XS and XS Max reviews from media sites that Apple invited to test the new smartphones ahead of their release, but now that the new iPhones have officially launched in the United States and other countries around the world, iPhone XS and XS Max first impressions from regular Apple customers are now available.

    New iPhone XS and XS Max users on reddit, Twitter, and the MacRumors forums have been sharing their opinions on the two new devices, and for those awaiting their own new iPhone or considering a purchase, the impressions from average consumers provide interesting insight.

    MacRumors reader shooter03 said that the larger display of the iPhone XS Max is "amazing" and exactly what he's after. "I'm like WOW!!" he wrote.

    Image via shooter03
    shooter03 shared some iPhone XS Max photos he took of his dogs using Portrait Mode and the new Depth Control feature that lets you adjust the depth of field after taking a photo, which came out great.

    Image via shooter03

    Reddit user jtx660 who upgraded from an iPhone 7 said the display of the new iPhone is incomparable to the display of the iPhone 7, with vibrant, bright colors.

    Image via reddit user jtx660​

    jtx660 also put together a video of his iPhone and shared a photo gallery to show it off.

    MacRumors reader sjperformance said he didn't notice a huge weight difference between the iPhone X and the iPhone XS Max, and that it didn't seem much bigger either. He also shared a photo of the iPhone XS Max next to the iPhone X.

    Image via MacRumors reader sjperformance​
    Have an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max? Feel free to share your first impressions and your photos in the comments below. We'll be sharing a hands-on video later today when the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max launch in the United States, so stay tuned to

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  2. sundog925 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 19, 2011
    I think i might get the Xr, not really enough of a difference between X and XS imo.

    I thought apple would blow us away, but sadly, looks like next year will be it.
  3. mejsric macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2013
  4. mozumder macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2009
    You think we'll get quad-cameras (14mm extra wide angle + 100mm super zoom) next year?
  5. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
  6. dcdandan macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2015
    I am sure its good. but really even if its underwhelming. are they gonna admit them if they spend their now money. they will be like
    "I know what I am getting into this year I didn't expect xxxxx "
  7. pcmike macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2007
    Lake Worth, FL
    I think the author meant... sharing their opinions, not options...
  8. jclo Editor


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2012
    Yep, thanks, Been a long day!
  9. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    The edge detection for bokeh effect does seem improved. I think they can do better in the software, it still looks more like a simple blur than optical bokeh, particularly with respect to how specular highlights are processed.
  10. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68030

    MuGeN PoWeR

    Jun 29, 2011
  11. anshuvorty macrumors 6502a


    Sep 1, 2010
    California, USA
    Last year, I upgraded from the 5S to the X and those people who are upgrading from the 7-family to the XS/XS Max will definitely be overwhelmed by the display, like I was. The colors actually are more vibrant and they do certainly "pop" because of the OLED display. Staring at tried and true, and less vibrant LCD displays like from the previous series of phones and going to the OLED display for the 1st time is certainly a memorable experience. You get so captivated by the display. I am happy for those of you who decided to stave off from upgrading last year and are enjoying the more refined X-series experience this year. Enjoy your new phones!
  12. Centris 650 macrumors 6502a

    Centris 650

    Dec 26, 2002
    Near Charleston, SC
    Got the 8 last year (upgraded from the 6+) I’ll upgrade next year even though it’s KILLING ME!!!
  13. Kaibelf macrumors 68020


    Apr 29, 2009
    Silicon Valley, CA
    Can we all just stop the parade and take a moment to appreciate those gorgeous dogs? Great pics of those boxers!
  14. dilbert99 macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2012
    Those photos aren't bed per se, but something seems off to me. Not sure about the control you have but I think the depth of field on the left had dog is too shallow. And there is something weird about the depth in the image with that thing in the photo top right. it looks to me like it is behind the dog but has about the same sharpness as the dog.
  15. Nozuka macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2012
    I hope i won't be buying the Max after reading this.
  16. Wahlstrm macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2013
    Does the MAX work like a PLUS when holding it horizontally? I know this was missing from the X (and Xs?) even thou the display is bigger than the “normal” 6/7/8..
  17. jarcas macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2016
    I'm upgrading from a 6+ to the Max. I'm excited to see the difference.
  18. PickUrPoison macrumors 68030

    Sep 12, 2017
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Yes, and so does the XR.
  19. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68020


    Apr 7, 2007
    Well luckily Apple makes a phone that serves everybody.
  20. BvizioN macrumors 601


    Mar 16, 2012
    Manchester, UK
    So where does it stop then? Hexa camera? Octa Camera? Full back of the phone covered with cameras? To be honest, even dual lens I find it a bit stupid. I would rather have one camera that works brilliantly, then multi mediocre cameras.
  21. Baldilocks macrumors 6502


    Jan 2, 2012
    Delaware, USA
    In another thread, someone said, "no.", which is ok with me. I always hated that my Plus phones would go into landscape when I rotated them just a bit to far.
  22. Brien macrumors 68030


    Aug 11, 2008
    Cannot wait for tomorrow. Not that I hate my 7+.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 20, 2018 ---
    There was some Zeiss phone thing covered in cameras. Trypophobic nightmare.
  23. mozumder macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2009
    It'll probably stop at 100mm focal equivalent, since bigger telephoto lenses need thicker cases.

    Multiple lenses are a perfectly viable design option with its own set of benefits compared to single lenses.
  24. hsotnicam8002 macrumors 6502


    Mar 13, 2008
    United Kingdom
    You’re right about the bokeh and I like it. Much of imaging is personal taste and I’m going to change the style of my dslr photography to blur rather than bokeh! Now if only my xs max order would move on, not to mention the watch!

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