Apple introduced 3 new iPhones – “iPhone Xs”, “iPhone Xs Max” & “iPhone XR

Today Apple has officially announced three new models of iPhones 2018 – “Xs”, “Xs Max” and “”XR“.

Closer Look: iPhone Xs & iPhone Xs Max

iPhone Xs line up

iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max: Super Retina, A12 Bionic processor, improved dual camera system, the notch design, Dual SIM support and faster Face ID.

Remarkable points

  • 5.8-inch iPhone Xs (2,436×1,125 at 458 ppi) and 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max (2,688×1,242 at 458 ppi) come with “Super Retina” OLED display said to be the sharpest and the highest pixel density of any Apple device
  • A million-to-one contrast ratio with brightness and true blacks while showing 60% greater dynamic range in HDR photos. Apple says “The best color accuracy in the industry”. True Tone also supported
  • The Most durable glass ever in a smartphone
  • A12 Bionic Chip is much faster than iPhone X – this is the worlds first 7nm chip which has 2 performance cores (15% faster) and 4 efficiency cores (50% more efficient), as well as 4-core GPU (50-percent faster compared with A11 Bionic). Also 8-core Neural Engine (perform 5 trillion operations per second) is built for advanced, real-time machine learning. Finally enhanced Apple-designed Image Signal Processor (ISP) features a refined depth engine and video encoder included
  • Improved dual camera system with 2x optical zoom and dual optical image stabilization featuring deeper and larger pixels which integrates the ISP, the Neural Engine, and advanced algorithms. Smart HDR, Bokeh and Depth Control, enhanced Portrait mode selfies and better low-light performance
  • The larger pixels and larger, faster sensor enable improved low-light performance and video stabilization, as well as extended dynamic range for more highlight and shadow detail in video modes up to 30 frames per second
  • “iPhone Xs” offers 0.5 hour and “iPhone Xs Max” 1.5 hours longer than iPhone X
  • 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage capacity models
  • Faster Face ID than iPhone X
  • Support Dolby Vision and HDR10, 4K video and wider stereo playback
  • Dual SIM through the use of a nano-SIM and digital eSIM (China will have two physical SIMs)
  • Improved water and dust resistance to IP68
  • Body Colors: Space Gray and Silver with Gold finish added
  • Noch design like iPhone X
  • Preorder on September 14 and available on September 28. iPhone Xs starts at $999 and iPhone Xs Max starts at $1099
Phil Schiller announced iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max

iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max: Super Retina, A12 Bionic processor, improved dual camera, the notch design, Dual SIM support and faster Face ID.

Points to keep in mind

  • Surgical grade stainless steel band
  • Wireless charging faster than iPhone X
  • “Xs Max” has largest battery and largest display ever
  • Battery replacements will cost $69
  • Not shipping with Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter
  • 5W Power Adapter
  • SIM-Free available
  • Gigabit-class LTE for download speeds
  • Core ML running on the A12 Bionic Neural Engine is up to nine times faster than on A11 Bionic, with as little as one-tenth the energy usage

Closer Look: iPhone XR

iPhone XR

iPhone XR, the successor to iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus comes in six new finishes with 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display and Face ID.

Remarkable points

  • 6.1-inch new LCD (instead of OLED) “Liquid Retina” Display (1,792×828 at 326 ppi) and True Tone supported. Apple says “The industry’s best color accuracy”
  • Successor to iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
  • Aerospace-grade aluminum (7000 series) and glass design
  • Powered by A12 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine
  • Faster Face ID
  • Noch design like iPhone X
  • Six Color Options – white, black, blue, yellow, coral and (PRODUCT)RED
  • Single Lens Wide-Angle Camera (same as on the iPhone Xs) with machine learning and depth control – 12-megapixel f/1.8 aperture wide-angle lens. TrueDepth Camera enables Portrait mode selfies, Animoji and Memoji
  • IP67 protection (Xs series support IP68)
  • 1400:1 contrast ratio
  • 1.5 hours longer battery life than iPhone 8 Plus
  • 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage capacity models
  • Preorder on October 19 and available on October 26. Price starts at $749
iPhone XR

Single Lens Wide-Angle Camera – larger and deeper pixels improve image fidelity and low-light performance on photos and videos

Points to keep in mind

  • Seven-layer color processd
  • Wireless charging (works with Qi) support
  • Touch ID and 3D Touch removed, Haptic Touch added
  • Dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM)
  • LTE Advanced for fast download speeds

Introducing iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone XR — Apple

“Now, today we’re going to take iPhone X to the next level,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. “I’m excited to show you what is by far the most advanced iPhone we have ever created. What a fantastic new lineup of iPhones. It’s clearly the best lineup we’ve had by far, taking the breakthrughs of iPhone X even further than before and making them available to even more people.”

Also (no surprise)

Remarkable points of today’s keynote

  • New Macs, iPad Pros and AirPower NOT revealed today, but possibly next month we could see
  • iOS 12, HomePod and tvOS 12 software will be released on September 17
  • macOS Mojave will be released on September 24
  • AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss added
  • HomePod adds new features and Siri languages
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