Today at its Special Event Apple has announced the new iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max. The iPhone Xs features the same design and screen size as the iPhone X, so it has a 5.8-inch OLED edge-to-edge display display, stainless steel sides and a glass back. Most of the changes on the 5.8-inch model are spec and feature related.
Apple has also announced the oddly named iPhone Xs Max, which is essentially the larger version of the Xs. It features a 6.5-inch edge-to-edge OLED display. The larger screen of the device offers a resolution of 2688 x 1242 pixels with 458 pixels per inch. The devices also feature 120hz display, previously seen on the iPad Pros. This new screen allows the iPhone to display animations and text scrolling more fluidly. Among the most noticeable features of the new devices is the A12 Bionic chip, faster Face ID, support for landscape two column applications, wider stereo sound with upgraded speakers and more.
As for the processors, the devices are powered by A12 Bionic chip, which is the first 7nm processor. The Neural Engine on the device has been upgraded and is now 8-core (up from 2-core).
iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max offer IP68, which is better than the IP67 rating of the previous models. The new water proof rating will allow the devices to be under 2 meters for water for up to 30 minutes without taking damage.
Apple brings DSDS feature that allows users to have dual SIM capability on both iPhone Xs and Xs Max. This is made possible with eSIM technology, so you will have one physical chip and one eSIM on your device. In China where eSIM technology is not available, users will be able to have insert two physical SIM cards on their iPhone Xs Max’s redesigned SIM Tray.
Both iPhone Xs and Xs Max will be available in three finishes including Space Grey, Silver and Gold. Both devices will also come in 512GB storage capacity in addition to 64GB and 256GB models. iPhone Xs starts from $999 and iPhone Xs Max starts from $1,099.