Other Post some love for your new XS/XS Max!

michial

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Got my space gray XS today as an upgrade from my silver 8 Plus. I absolutely love it. I love how the screen is about as big yet it’s so much more manageable and lighter. I picked two Apple leather cases, a product red and a black one. Love it all! The iPhone upgrade program worked flawlessly again!
 

squidkitten

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Mar 10, 2012
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Love my new gold 256 Xs! Just upgrade from a 7+! Sad to see my favorite iPhone yet go, but I’m having SO MUCH FUN with these new features! Can’t wait to play with the camera tomorrow!
 

fryfrkhlly

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Jan 29, 2013
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I upgraded from an 8+ to a Xs Gold and I am so glad I went to the smaller form factor! The camera is amazing and it’s a phone I can see me not upgrading next year.
 
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gsmornot

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I upgraded from an 8+ to a Xs Gold and I am so glad I went to the smaller form factor! The camera is amazing and it’s a phone I can see me not upgrading next year.
I went 8+ to Max and so glad I did. The screen size, physical size, weight all no issue for me.
 
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PBz

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Got my space gray XS today as an upgrade from my silver 8 Plus. I absolutely love it. I love how the screen is about as big yet it’s so much more manageable and lighter. I picked two Apple leather cases, a product red and a black one. Love it all! The iPhone upgrade program worked flawlessly again!
That red case on a black phone will look stunning. Gorgeous color combo. :)
 

Brien

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Love my Max. Huge screen and my iPhone finally matches my SS Apple Watch!

Also... Does the Max feel smaller than the Plus phones to anyone else?
 
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mcorleone

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All you folks who upgraded from 1-2 year old phones. I downsized and upgraded from my 4 year old 6+ to a gray XS 256gb and it’s light years ahead of my last which had been a really good phone. The screen is almost as big but no more trying to stuff that big clunker into my jeans...
 
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iLoveYosemite

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Last year, my husband and I decided to get the 8 Plus instead of the X, and I have to say I'm glad we waited for the XS Max just because the screen is absolutely amazing. We just wiped our 8 Plus phones to send back in and it already felt foreign to have to deal with the home button and smaller screen just one day after getting our new iPhones. I also had no idea that just about every app I use has Face ID built in - it's so fast!
 
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GCMD

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Upgraded from Space Grey 128GB 6+ to the Gold 256GB Max and I love it. If I had gotten the X last year, I may have skipped this year so I'm glad I waited.


If you have anything before the X or 8+, this is a good upgrade for you even for the money.
 

MCube74

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Nov 22, 2010
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IPhone XS Max has cellular issues. Calls being unclear and sometimes dropping signal.

Luckily I don’t have any charging issues but I do have signal issues.
 

Seth Matthews

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No issues what so ever. Great cellular quality and some of the fastest WiFi performance I have seen.

Camera is outstanding.

A great upgrade from my X.
I have had the same experience as you with the exception that since launch day, sometimes when I touch the screen, it won't come on, but using the sleep/wake once fixes that. it has only happened twice, though.

Just curious, what color, model, storage max do you have?
 
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Newtons Apple

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I have had the same experience as you with the exception that since launch day, sometimes when I touch the screen, it won't come on, but using the sleep/wake once fixes that. it has only happened twice, though.

Just curious, what color, model, storage max do you have?
I have the SG MAX unlocked (no carrier) with 512gb.

Mine has not had this problem waking up. I charge on the Morphie wireless charging pad and if I touch the screen it opens every time so far. Hope they fix your problem with an update. Should be seeing out first one soon.
 
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Ffosse

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I love my iPhone XS Max. I sold an 8 and an iPhone X to part fund it. I got the gold version with 256GBs of storage. I find it the perfect size. I never had one of the plus models with which to compare it, but it's good how Apple got rid of all that bezel and still provided a bigger screen.

I keep an Honor 10 as a backup device but I can see myself holding onto the Max for 2 years at least.
 

MCube74

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My LTE signals drop to 3G while calls are not always clear because VOLTE won’t work without LTE.

Apart from that the phone is perfect.
 
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