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New iPhone Releases for 2018: What to Expect


On September 12, Apple announced the release of not one, but three new iPhones! These three new models, available in the market soon, are the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR. The 2018 models will officially replace the iPhone X. Apple decided to pull the original X model from the market following the announcement of the three latest models.

If you are looking to upgrade your phone this year, you should consider all of these three new models, paying special attention to what makes them unique. The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are relatively the same. These two models only differ in terms of size, so you can choose according to preference. As for the iPhone XR, it is ideal if you are seeking a more budget-friendly option without compromising on the features you enjoy. The XR is undoubtedly Apple’s own version of the “bargain” phone.

Are you interested to learn more about what each of these phone models can offer? Below we provide some information about technical specifications, price, and more.

iPhone XS

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The iPhone XS is the primary model that is being offered in this new range of iPhones. Its biggest selling point is clearly the large display screen. The iPhone XS features a 5.8-inch Super Retina custom OLED display with a resolution of 2436 x 1125. The screen also features 458 pixels per inch, providing you with clear and crisp images.

The all-screen design of the iPhone XS also gives you a large canvas to do whatever you want – watch movies, play games, etc. In addition, the custom-built OLED display promises the most color-accurate and remarkably bright display yet. It is considered to have the sharpest display out of any Apple device so far.

The quality of the images captured from the previous iPhone models has been one of the reasons why customers loved them. Apple claims that you can expect better from the iPhone XS, particularly with the integration of true tone technology. This means that the camera is equipped with a six-channel light sensor that automatically adjusts according to the amount of light around you. This is how you can ensure that the images appear as natural on your phone as possible!

Here are the highlights of the iPhone XS specs:

  • Color options: Gold, Space Gray, Silver
  • Capacity: 64GB, 256GB, 512GB
  • Height: 5.65 inches
  • Weight: 6.24 ounces
  • Display size: 5.8 inches
  • Display: All-Screen OLED Super Retina HD Display
  • A12 Bionic Chip
  • Dual 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
  • 24k video recording at 24, 30, or 60 fps
  • Face ID technology enabled
  • Battery Time: Lasts 30 minutes longer than iPhone X
  • Operating System: iOS 12

iPhone XS Max

As mentioned above, the iPhone XS Max will have relatively the same set of features and capabilities as the iPhone XS. The only difference between these two is the display and screen size. The iPhone XS Max will be the bigger version. If you like your smartphones larger and wider, then this is a better option for you.

Here’s a rundown of the technical specifications for iPhone XS Max:

  • Screen Size: 6.5-inch Display
  • Color Options: Gold, Space Gray Silver (same as the XS)
  • Capacity Options: 64GB, 256GB, 512GB
  • Height: 6.2 inches
  • Weight: 7.34 ounces
  • Display Quality: Super Retina HD Display, All-Screen OLED
  • Camera: Dual 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
  • 7MP TrueDepth Camera
  • Face ID enabled
  • Battery: Lasts up to 1.5 hours longer (versus iPhone X)
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • Wireless charging
  • Operating System: iOS 12

iPhone XR

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The iPhone XR is perhaps Apple’s response to consumers’ demands for a more affordable and accessible iPhone model. By offering a phone at a lower price point, they are hoping to compete better in the market. Apple promises to deliver the same quality and performance you get with other iPhones (except for a few compromises for the lower price point) with the iPhone XR.

If you want to learn more about the iPhone XR, here is a look at its specs:

  • Color Options: Red, Yellow, White, Coral, Black, Blue
  • Capacity: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
  • Height: 5.94 inches
  • Weight: 6.84 ounces
  • Display: 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD Display, All-Screen LCD
  • Chip: A12 Bionic Chip
  • Camera: 12MP wide-angle camera
  • 7MP TrueDepth Camera
  • Face ID technology enabled
  • External Buttons/Connectors: Volume control, Ring/Silent, Built-in speaker and microphone, Lightning connector
  • Battery: Lasts up to 1.5 hours longer (versus iPhone 8 Plus)
  • Operating System: iOS 12

Release Dates and Pricing

Apple’s iPhones are notorious for being expensive. When Apple introduced the three new iPhone models during the launch event, many were curious about the price point. Take a look:

  • iPhone XR: $749 (64GB), $799 (128GB), $899 (256GB)
  • iPhone XS: $999 (64GB), $1,149 (256GB), $1,349 (512GB)
  • iPhone XS Max: $1,099 (64GB), $1,249 (256GB), $1,449 (512GB)

The pre-order for the iPhone XS and XS Max has already started on September 14th. The phones will be officially available in stores starting September 21st. As of this posting, many of the color options for the iPhone XS Max have already sold out. Meanwhile, the iPhone XR will be available at a later date.

Pre-orders for the iPhone XR will start on October 19th and it will be officially on sale on the 26th of October.

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