If you've been toying with the idea of ordering the new iPhone XS or XS Max (or XR!) it can feel like making a decision in the dark. The iPhone XS Max is the most expensive iPhone to date but also offers the largest experience of Apple's lineup.
iPhone Xr and its best features were shown off by Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, on stage of the Steve Jobs Theatre and the device brings a number of notable features to the table. Here's how the iPhone XS Max stacks up against the iPhone X. Also, while we're on the subject of things that are missing from the packaging, there is no Lightning-to-3.5mm audio adapter, since no iPhone sold by the technology giant on its website features a mobile phone with a headphone jack.
iPhone Xr will be available for pre-order on October 19 and will release on October 26. While the iPhone X used this for portrait mode photos and Face ID smarts, it topped out at 600 billion operations per second.
iPhone XS (left), iPhone XS Max (middle), iPhone XR (right). Obviously second-hand iPhone X devices will sell for significantly less given the device is now a year old.
As an iPhone 8 owner, I'm now paying nearly the exact amount that Cook referenced, in fact, US$29.12 per month.
As with any "S" year in Apple's tick-tock cycle of upgrades, however, the improvements are evolution, rather than revolution. We've already grown accustomed to large phones; after all, Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus has a 6.2-inch screen, while the Note 9's display measures 6.4 inches.
The information comes from a certification body in China, which published documents confirming the exact specifications of the battery packs and which was found by MyDrivers.
The Verge's Nilay Patel likewise noted that the XS Max's screen doesn't take full advantage of its increased display area by showing more information, noting that it simply increases the size of everything onscreen.
4GB of RAM, while being sort of the norm in the world of Android smartphones, is a big leap for the iPhone.
There's the iPhone XS - the next main edition of the iPhone, and the successor to 2017's iPhone X.