All The iPhone XS, XS Max, XR Prices And Specs

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Welcome to iPhone Day 2018. Thanks to some cheeky leaks through an XML file, we knew ahead of time that there'd be three new models: the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR. Here's what you get and for how much.

Let's start with the iPhone XS:

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iPhone XS

  • iOS 12 OS
  • A12 Bionic chip CPU
  • 5.8-inch Super Retina HD display
  • 2436 x 1125‑pixel resolution at 458 ppi
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64/256/512 GB storage
  • dual 12MP rear and 7MP front cameras
  • 4K video recording
  • Face ID
  • Battery lasts up to 30 minutes longer than the iPhone X (working on getting the mAh at the time of writing)
  • 143.6 mm x 70.9 mm x 7.7 mm, 177 grams
  • Gold, space grey and silver options

You can grab this from $1629, with the top end model costing $2199. But if that's not large enough, then you can fork out for the...

iPhone XS Max

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  • iOS 12 OS
  • A12 Bionic chip CPU
  • 6.5-inch Super Retina HD display
  • 2436 x 1125‑pixel resolution at 458 ppi
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64/256/512 GB storage
  • dual 12MP rear and 7MP front cameras
  • 4K video recording
  • Face ID
  • Battery lasts up to an hour and a half longer than the iPhone X (working on getting the mAh at the time of writing)
  • 157.5 mm mm x 77.4 mm x 7.7 mm, 177 grams
  • Gold, space grey and silver options

$1799 is the starting price here, with the top-end option a whopping $2369. Choke on that Australia TaxTM.

iPhone XR

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  • iOS 12 OS
  • A12 Bionic chip CPU
  • 6.1-inch all-screen LCD Multi‑Touch display with IPS technologyy
  • 1792 x 828 pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 3GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB/256GB storage
  • 12MP rear and 7MP front cameras
  • 4K video recording
  • Face ID
  • Battery lasts 1.5 hours longer than iPhone 8 Plus (working on getting the mAh at the time of writing)
  • 150.9 mm x 75.7 mm x 8.3 mm, 194g
  • Black, white, blue, yellow and coral colour options

The cheapest of the three new phones is still flagship territory prices: $1229 for the baseline model, and $1479 for the model with the most storage.

For more info about pre-order availability and release date, Gizmodo has got you covered.


Comments

    Why is the chip bionic?

      It's just marketing buzz to refer to the neural networking subcomponent of the chip, used for machine learning and image analysis. It doesn't do anything a CPU can't do itself, it just does it in a slightly more energy-efficient way.

        They really need to invest in a dictionary because that word doesn't mean what they think it means.

        And who can forget the "Apple Watch Edition"?

          Let's not forget this is the same company that called their screen tech 'retina display' and pretended like it was the highest resolution the human eye could see. At 218ppi, that got proven wrong really fast.

        Thats even less plausible than bio-neural gel packs

          But they do make for a vaguely viable plot device! "Oh no the bio-neural gel packs got a virus again" was the plot of at least two, maybe three episodes.

    The price of flagship phones has always been excessive but this is getting absurd.
    Literally everything there sounds worse than the new Pocophone (Xiaomi) and that phone can be gotten for $500 or less.

    But muh IOS.
    if you would pay over $1000 more on a phone just for that you are objectively retarded and should have all your money taken off you and given to a monkey so it can spend it more intelligently.

      The Pocophone is a mid-range phone, nothing wrong with it, but you're kinda comparing apples to oranges. The high cost isn't just an "Apple" thing, a new Galaxy Note 9 will set you back $1,500+. I agree It's a crazy amount to pay but we are walking around with ever more powerful miniature laptops in our pockets these days for those who want them.

        Well yeah but that just means the Note 9 is almost as much of an absurd ripoff, not that this one isn't a ripoff.
        The pocophone is getting the same highest end SOC you get on the note 9, and no matter how much apple likes to say their chips are the best in the world with geekbench scores that are super high it doesnt seem to show that kinda difference in actual use.
        Plus at least the note 9 has a just higher than 1440p AMOLED display, Apple are barely above 1080p, thats definitely some retina display right there if ever i've seen it.

        Theres just very small differences in a few areas and they are charging over $1000 more, its crazy, and its all because of the drones that keep buying their shit. I dont even dislike apple or anything, their stuff is good, its just there is absolutely no reason they should be anything above $1000 at most (same goes for samsung), i would love to see the profit margin on each one it must be enormous

          Just think of that $1000 as the price you pay for not having your data harvested by advertising companies and the Chinese government.

            Also a fair point, that would certainly be worth a bit to some people (though most normal people likely don't care at all).
            Though I would be super surprised if apple isnt doing the exact same on their iphones as google is on android. With how apple fans treat apple none of them would even make a fuss if apple came out and said they are taking all the info they can, so i dont see why they wouldnt be.
            But you are right in that it still wont be chinese spying on iphones, though honestly i feel like an american business knowing my app and browser info/history would be more likely to affect me at some point than if the chinese know, but idk.

    And this compares to the competition (Galaxy S9) how? That would have been great to include.

    Can someone explain why $750US is currently around $1040AUS and yet the iPhone XR will retail at $1229?

    Where does that extra $200AUS come from?

    Is that like an 'Australian's are rich so we can charge them more' tax?

    It can't be shipping, as we're closer to China than the US is? So what is the justification for stinging every single Australia iPhone owner an extra $200?

    Last edited 14/09/18 9:07 am

      Australia Tax is unfortunately a very common occurence. No one knows why.

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