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Thursday, 13 September 2018

IPhone Xs, Xs Max and Xr: Features, Price and Release Date, The Essential Things to Know

On September 12, 2018, Apple held its annual launch conference for new iPhone models. As usual there were few surprises, most of the ads had already leaked. Three smartphones were announced: iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr.

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The Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max make up the new high-end generation of the Cupertino company. The 2 new phones have a bigger screen and better performance with the new A12 Bionic chip. Starting from $ 1000 for the iPhone XS, and $ 1099 for the iPhone XS Max.
IPhone X Disappears From The Shelves
Apple took advantage of this new event to present its new smartphones for the coming year: the iPhone XS, the large version iPhone XS Max as well as the entry-level iPhone XR version.
It should be noted that now the iPhone X will no longer be marketed. It will remain iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. The Apple Giveback program still allows you to return your smartphone and get a discount on the next (or if it is too old, it will be recycled for free).
Apple Unveils The iPhone XS and XS Max
As usual, Apple took the opportunity to highlight the particularly successful design of these new smartphones. As for the iPhone X, there are rounded edges and a screen that takes almost the entire surface of the smartphone.
The only missing part is the one at the front camera located in the middle of the phones. At the color level, the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be available in Gold, Silver and Space Grey.
It should also be noted that these new smartphones are IP68 certified. In the presentation, Apple confirms that it has been tested in real-life conditions and that both iPhone XS have withstood beer, wine, and salt water without any problems.
iPhone Xs and Xs Plus: The Features
  • 5.8-inch Super Retina Oled Screen 2436 x 1125 (iPhone Xs)
  •  Oled Super Retina 6.5 Inch Screen 2688 x 1242 (iPhone Xs Max)
  • IP68 protection and wireless charging
  • Dolby vision and HDR 10
  • Faster Face ID
  • Processor A12 Bionic 6 hearts engraved in 7nm, GPU 4 hearts, a chip "neural"
  • Faster and better autonomy
  • 64, 256 GB, 512 GB of storage
  • 2 objectives 12 mpx with OIS on both
  • Opening at f / 1.8 (main sensor) and f / 2.4 (telephoto)
  •  Improved photo processing
  • Adjustable bokeh effect (i.e. background blur)
  • Stereo video sound recording with 4 built-in microphones
  • New gold color
IPhone Xr: The Features
  •  6.1 "Liquid Retina In-Line LCD Monitor 1792 x 828 (326 ppi)
  •  Aluminum body, glass back
  • Colors white, black, blue, red, coral and yellow, red (Product Red)
  • IP67 protection
  •  Face ID
  •  A12 Bionic processor
  • 64, 128, 256 GB
  • Wide Angle Camera 12 MP to F / 1.8, OIS  
A Double SIM (Virtual) - Dual Sim
    Apple also unveiled a new solution for frequent travelers: a dual SIM system i.e. it consists of DSDS
    ( Dual Sim Dual Standby ) technology which is Apple's new latest feature. If both spaces will be available on smartphones in China, this will not be the case in the rest of the world.

    Apple's DSDS
    Indeed, Apple offers an eSIM system in partnership with some telecom operators  to allow to have a traditional SIM and a virtual SIM. By this a user can keep two different mobile numbers of two different plans of his/her choice and can travel with a local plan according to reports i.e. from then on the user will be able to pass from one to another easily, and to visualize who calls on which SIM.

    Price and Release Date

    iPhone Xs: It will be available in 64GB, 256GB, 512GB variants and will cost around 1000 $  starting price; pre-orders from 14 September, released on 21 September.

    iPhone Xs Max: It will be available in 64GB, 256GB, 512GB variants and will cost around 1099 $ starting price; pre-orders from 14 September, released on 21 September.

    iPhone Xr: It will be available in 64GB, 256GB, 512GB variants and will cost around 750 $ starting price; pre-orders from 19 October, released on 26 October. 

    In the meantime, you can also check out the new Apple Watch here.

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