Apple Unveiled The iPhone Xs And Xs Max

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Apple officially announced the iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr. The iPhone Xs is based on the existing iPhone X but offers a number of new features. Let’s take a closer look at these new iPhones.

Design
All versions have a steel border around the screen in the same color. The smallest model with a 5.8-inch screen is similar in size to the existing iPhone X. In addition, Apple is going to release a larger version with a 6.5-inch screen that gets the name iPhone Xs Max. For people who have recently followed the rumors around the new iPhones, this will not be a surprise, because many details were leaked in advance.

iPhone Xs specs


The iPhone Xs has a TrueDepth camera on the front and a dual camera on the back. The iPhone Xs does not have a Touch ID button at the bottom of the screen but uses Face ID to unlock the device. At the bottom, you will also find the Lightning connection and the speaker holes. Other details such as the notch and the placement of the buttons are similar to the X. The biggest improvements are inside. The rating is now IP68, so that it is even more water-resistant.

The screen has the following specifications:

5.8 “Super Retina OLED
2436 x 1125 pixels
2.7 million pixels
458 ppi

iPhone Xs Max

with a 6.5-inch display, the biggest phone Apple has ever made. The iPhone Xs Max.  At the top is, of course, there is the notch with all the technology for the TrueDepth camera. Thanks to better algorithms, the Face ID camera can recognize your face more quickly.

The A12 chip has a 4-core GPU and 6-core CPU (3 fast and 3 energy-efficient). All these cores can be active at the same time.

The screen has the following specifications:

6.5 “Super Retina OLED
2688 x 1242 pixels
3.3 million pixels
458 ppi
Support for Dolby Vision and HDR10

The size of the housing is the same as the iPhone 8 Plus, but with a larger screen. 3D Touch is still supported.

the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max

The new A12 Bionic chip has a 4-core GPU and 6-core CPU (3 fast and 3 energy-efficient). All these cores can be active at the same time. The A12 Bionic has 6.9 billion transistors and it is also the first 7-nanometer chip. The GPU of the A12 is 50 percent faster than the A11. At the A11 you could do 600 billion calculations per second; the A12 is that 5 trillion calculations per second!

The speed is huge, but what can you do with it? Apple did not really explain that on stage. It did not go much further: apps start faster and the search for photos goes faster. But were there complaints about this?

To show the speed, the Bethesda game studio showed a new Elder Scrolls Blades game.

Camera

The iPhone Xs gets two 12-megapixel cameras and an improved True Tone flash at the back. The top camera (f/1.8) has a wide-angle lens and a new sensor. At the bottom is a telephoto camera (f/2.4) with 2x optical zoom. Both work with optical image stabilization.

The front camera is 7 megapixel (f / 2.2) with a faster sensor. Thanks to the A12 processor, the camera can do smarter things, such as recognizing red eyes. One trillion operations are performed for each photograph. New is Smart HDR, highlighting details.

The portrait mode gets better on the iPhone Xs. You can now set the depth of field by simulating different aperture settings.

Apple speaks of a “new era of photography”. Also, when it comes to video, something has improved, because you can now record stereo sound.

Battery Life

The battery life gets to up to 30 minutes longer on the iPhone Xs and 1.5 hours longer for the Xs Max. In addition, now users will be able to get two phone numbers thanks to DSDS (Dual SIM Dual Standby). And China will get Dual SiM option.

Prices and Availability.

  • iPhone Xr Prices start at $699
  • iPhone Xs: Prices start at $899
  • iPhone Xs Max: Prices start at $999

The iPhone Xs will be released in three finish: space grey, gold, and silver. In addition, there is a new gold color. Pre-orders will kick on September 14 and launch on September 21.

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