Got my iPhone XS 512 GB (plus leather case). I picked it up in the shiny new (okay… since Feb 2018) local Apple Store here in Vienna, Austria. The service was excellent. There was quite a crowd, the most intensive event since opening according to a salesman. I was 15 min early to the appointment but that was no problem, I got my pre-ordered device immediately. Could make some video shots right outside the store downtown Vienna (you can see the store at the beginning). It was a windy day so you'll hear some wind and bicycle noises (it seems that the device did a good job filtering it away). But it's stereo! Listen to horses and bells. The case doesn't affect the recorded sound quality although the genius in the store couldn't tell me where exactly the microphones are located (so they don't get covered with fingers or cases ). The fcp stereo indicator shows well balanced (l/r) sound anyway. Shot and uploaded all in a hurry: Use good headphones or a PA equipment for being able to judge the stereo sound. If you want more demos—plz tell me.