iPhone XS and XS Max Unboxing Videos Begin Appearing Online

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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.

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alpi123

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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...
 

Ds6778

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I kind of don’t like these coached “reviews” or “unboxings.”
 

GrumpyMom

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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.
 

macduke

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That’s all I am interested in too. The phone is too close to the original X to warrant excitement.
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/
 

diego.caraballo

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The only one I won't be watching is iJustine.
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"!
 

acblue94

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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"!
Not a fan of her reviews. Her channel is more like a platform to gloat of the free technology that she gets.
 
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GrumpyMom

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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.
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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.
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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