Apple has just introduced their latest generation iPhone XS and XS Max – two exquisite pieces of smartphone technology and innovation aiming to revolutionize the world of mobile content creators once again. Additionally, the company has also unveiled the budget iPhone XR packed with the essentials and most of the advanced features found on its siblings.
The 5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max boast stunning Super Retina displays, the new A12 Bionic chip alongside a faster and improved dual camera system offering breakthrough photo and video capabilities. The iPhone XR, on the other hand, comes with a “modest” 6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD display and a single 12-megapixel f/1.8 wide-angle lens.
All three models provide 4K video capture at up to 60fps, Smart HDR mode, improved bokeh controlled by a dedicated depth-of-field slider, better low light capabilities, enhanced video stabilization, and higher dynamic range compared to the iPhone X.
The iPhone XS, in particular, features an edge-to-edge 5.8-inch 2.7-million-pixel screen whereas the XS MAX sports a 6.5-inch 3.3-million-pixel one. These are both OLED Super Retina displays that pack 458 pixels into every inch, the highest pixel density so far on an iOS device.
Just as a reference, the displays have a 60% greater dynamic range than the iPhone X. The XR model uses a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD display that also offers True Tone and wide color support.
Furthermore, the iPhone XS and XS MAX come equipped with a newly designed dual-camera system with two sensors on the backside. Both cameras are 12MP and do offer advanced optical image stabilization.
The wide-angle camera, however, has a 6-element f/1.8 lens whereas the telephoto camera provides 2x optical zoom with its 6-element f/2.4 lens. The iPhone XR model comes with a single 12-megapixel f/1.8 wide-angle lens. Besides that, the brand new Apple smartphones boast the first 7-nanometer A12 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine.
With Smart HDR mode enabled, the latest iPhone processor can execute a whopping 1 trillion operations per single photo such as capturing a primary 4-photo buffer, secondary interframes at different exposures, and a long exposure for shadow details while analyzing the massive data and combining the best portions of each photo on the fly.
Other noteworthy features and specs include IP67 (XR) and IP68 (XS and XS MAX) waterproofing, 120Hz touch sensing, 3D touch, Tap to Wake, True Tone display, iOS systemwide color management, up to 512GB storage, wide color support, and the biggest battery ever in an iPhone. Last but not least, while using the four built-in mics, users can also record stereo sound to get the most out of video recordings.
The iPhone XS and XS MAX will be available in 64GB, 256GB, 512GB capacities with starting prices of $999 and $1,099, respectively. They’ll be available for pre-order on September 14th and will hit the market on September 21st.
The iPhone XR will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models in white, black, blue, yellow, coral and red for $749. Pre-orders will start on October 19th with expected shipping on October 26.