Apple announced new iPhones today, the two new flag high-end phones are called the iPhone XS (pronounced “ten S”) and the iPhone Xs Max. Here’s everything we learned today about the new hardware!

What’s the difference between the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max?

iPhone XS has a 5.8-inch OLED display and the iPhone XS Max has a 6.5-inch OLED display, meaning the iPhone Xs Max is larger; however, other than that, there is no difference between the two new phones on the inside.

Specs

Here are some main specs of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

The Insides

The iPhone Xs and iPhone XS Max use the new A12 Bionic chip. Both phones have a 6-core CPU and a 4-core GPU, both of which are faster and more powerful than iPhone X from last year.

The Camera

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max both come with a dual camera system on the back that consists of an f1.8 12MP wide-angle lens and an f2.4 12MP telephoto lens. The cameras have new and upgraded sensors over the iPhone X last year and Apple claims it will produce pictures with greater detail and sharpness.

The new A12 Bionic chip has a new feature Apple calls SmartHDR, which is able to produce HDR photos in faster and with much better detail and exposure.

The Augmented Reality (AR)

The new GPU is much better at handling AR and has been tailored made for ARKit 2 meaning everything from games to animoji is going to look better and run more smoothly!

The Wireless Charging

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will both have Qi wireless charging and Apple says it will charge slightly faster than the iPhone X!

Waterproofing

The IP68 theoretically means the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max is “protected from long-term immersion up to a specified pressure by the manufacturer.” Apple hasn’t announced that pressure as of yet.

When will it be available?

Both the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be available to order on September 14 and will ship on September 21!

How much will it cost and how much storage will it have?

iPhone XS

The iPhone XS will come in three different storage options (listed below) and pricing starts at $999.

  • 64GB will cost $999
  • 256GB will cost $1,149
  • 512GB will cost $1,349

iPhone XS Max:

The iPhone XS Max will come in three different storage options (listed below) and pricing starts at $1099.

  • 64GB will cost $1,099
  • 256GB will cost $1,249
  • 512GB will cost $1,449

What do you think?

Are you excited for the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max? Let us know in the comments down below!

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