iPhone XS and XS Max Unboxing Videos Begin Appearing Online

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Now that we're just three days away from the launch of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, Apple has given the green light for publications and YouTubers to publish full reviews and unboxing videos of its latest smartphones. In this post, we've rounded up a few unboxing videos that were shared early this morning, most of which focus on the all-new gold color of the iPhone XS and XS Max.

    If you've ever owned an iPhone, it appears that the contents of the box for the iPhone XS and XS Max won't be too surprising. The box art showcases the edge-to-edge OLED display of each device and simply says "iPhone" on the sides. If you buy the gold color, the iPhone and Apple logos are also subtly tinted with gold coloring.


    Inside the box for both the iPhone XS and XS Max you'll find paperwork, Apple stickers, the iPhone itself, the EarPods (with no Lightning-to-3.5mm dongle), an AC adapter, and a Lightning cable.

    YouTuber Jonathan Morrison notes that one difference is that in the box for the iPhone XS the AC adapter sits above the EarPods, but for the iPhone XS Max Apple has swapped this positioning. Morrison also gave a quick impression of the faster Face ID in iPhone XS, stating that while it won't make an iPhone X feel slow in comparison it is noticeably zippy and worked perfectly even in low light.

    Marques Brownlee unboxed the 512GB iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS in Gold, sharing a quick glimpse at three live wallpapers that are exclusive to the new iPhones. The wallpapers are all a play on the planetoid imagery seen since the first iPhone XS leak, with different colors including a green and purple planet, all subtly hiding the iPhone XS' notch.

    iJustine compared the various gold colors that Apple has introduced over the years, showcasing the noticable difference between the yellow tones of the gold on the iPhone 6s and the darker gold on the iPhone XS. The iPhone 8's gold is closer to that of the iPhone XS, but appears to be slightly lighter. iJustine also showed off a few of Apple's leather cases, including Saddle Brown and Cape Cod Blue.

    For full impressions on the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, you can check out a few reviews which we've rounded up right here. The overall consensus appears to be that the iPhone XS is a worthy upgrade for users on older model iPhones, but numerous publications mention that waiting for the cheaper iPhone XR to launch in October might make more sense for many customers.

    Article Link: iPhone XS and XS Max Unboxing Videos Begin Appearing Online
  2. NetMage macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2007
    How many times must it be mentioned - the wallpapers are soap bubble images. Apple even released a behind the scenes video showing how they were taken.
  3. alpi123 macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2014
    I was kinda surprised they appeared earlier but even more surprised when they said that it has actually been several days since they own it and expect full reviews from today, that means they probably got it on the launch day or the day after.

    And while the Gold color looks fabulous I still can't decide if I will like it in the long run and better stick with the good old Space Gray...
  4. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    Oh good, iJustine has a new video up. It’s one of those horrible grey mornings where my coffee has failed me. If iJustine’s inexhaustible enthusiasm can’t wake me up, nothing can.
  5. Superhappytree macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2015
    Spoiler: It is the exact same as last year's X unboxing but gold.
  6. benshive macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2017
    United States
    I wonder when we can expect Series 4 unboxing videos to go live
  7. yaxomoxay macrumors 68020


    Mar 3, 2010
    Wrong. No lightning-jack adapter.
  8. Ds6778 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 9, 2016
    I kind of don’t like these coached “reviews” or “unboxings.”
  9. tridley68 macrumors 6502


    Aug 28, 2014
    Can't wait till Friday when my Gold I Phone XS Max arrives.
  10. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    Okay this is freaky. I made the post about iJustine’s video. Went to my YouTube app to watch it and as I was watching it the heavy cloud cover over my house parted and some sun is finally peeking through. :eek: Behold the power of perky! Thank you iJustine. I have enough energy and enthusiasm to fold the laundry now and wait patiently for my Maximum Excess phone.

    Edit: whoa, apparently my husband had already folded the laundry last night when I was babying a pinched nerve! :eek::DGreat man! Great Day.
  11. jbizzybeetle macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2015
    good for justine! a much appreciated effort compared to the guys’ “check me later for FULL review!”
  12. Tiltasauras macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2015
    Justine’s was by far the best. Nice that she went out and showed some camera samples
  13. jetjaguar macrumors 68030


    Apr 6, 2009
  14. ryanmcv macrumors 6502a


    Aug 12, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
  15. evoga macrumors regular


    Sep 9, 2014
    That’s all I am interested in too. The phone is too close to the original X to warrant excitement.
  16. diego.caraballo macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2013
  17. Mr. Dee macrumors 68000

    Mr. Dee

    Dec 4, 2003
    The only one I won't be watching is iJustine.
  18. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    I am more interested in that as well, and upset that my order got pushed back so quickly to Oct 5-12. But the iPhone XS is basically a refinement across the board. There are lots of little improvements and not really any big ones.

    If anyone is interested, I've compiled an exhaustive list of iPhone XS feature upgrades over here in the forums: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/iphone-xs-worth-the-upgrade-full-feature-list.2137232/
  19. jonnysods macrumors 603


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
  20. diego.caraballo macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2013
    iJustine is the perfect Apple customer/fan. She's easily amazed at all the most small things. Even the iPhone XS turning ON was amazing to she. I can guess that when the mood is low at Apple HQ, they bring iJustine and demo the new hardware/software features that the teams are working on. After a few hours of "Oh My God, this is so amazing" exclamations, everyone is full-filled with proud and certain VP start to scream "Can't innovate my ass"!
  21. acblue94 macrumors regular


    Jul 26, 2011
    New York, NY.
    Not a fan of her reviews. Her channel is more like a platform to gloat of the free technology that she gets.
  22. stygs macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2017
    Know what no one would be upset about? If they stopped shipping them with EarPods... Maybe instead include the adapter? Now everyone is happy!
  23. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    I didn't realize iJustine was even around anymore.
  24. mkrizan4 macrumors regular


    Dec 3, 2016
    Can’t stand iJustine’s hype and her saying how NEW and DIFFERENT those 2 phones are. Bitch, the phone is the same as the X, shut it.
  25. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    Justine is an actress. Her channel is entertainment. That’s her persona, not actually her. You go there to get a dose of fun and see new products be used in a fun way. She’s like that with pretty much everything she covers, not just Apple stuff, though she started out like many of us on this forum, a genuine fan of Apple products.

    In a sea of truly nasty inappropriate obnoxious YT personalities, she stands out as someone fun and fairly informative and family friendly.

    I admire her for going strong this many years in an environment that exposes intelligent attractive young women like her to so much negativity and pervy remarks. When I see some of the appalling creepy stalker comments some of the tech reviewers are subjected to, especially the female ones, I am glad I don’t have any children interested in running a YT channel.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 18, 2018 ---
    Actually they’re not the same. There are some real differences “under the hood” so to speak. Those differences have been covered pretty thoroughly by various publications including this site. The differences may not be significant to YOU, but they are to some of us who have been waiting for these refinements.

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