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The Coolest Features in the iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and XR

13 September, 2018, 09:18 | Author: Lydia Fleming
  • iPhone XS release date, price, photos, and specifications

While the big reveal was Apple's largest phone yet, the 6.5 inch iPhone Xs Max, I was more impressed by the silicon that drives it.

"The iPhone Xr is a 6.1" version of the iPhone X, but it uses an LCD screen instead of OLED, and only has a single camera instead of the dual camera found on the Xs. The phone is larger than the iPhone X, with a 6.1-inch LCD display.

At one point during Apple's keynote, three people demonstrating an augmented-reality game faced off while consumed by their giant screens, the flawless image for our binge smartphone times.

Photos on the new phone will have a 60% greater dynamic range than the iPhone X.

Underneath, the XR is powered by the same A12 Bionic chipset that's used on XS and XS Plus. Phil Schiller, the company's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, described A12 Bionic as "the smartest, most powerful chip in a smartphone". In real time, the processor in the iPhone instantly detects and displays performance metrics-the speed of the ball as it leaves the player's hand, the release angle of each shot, even the position of the player's legs.

The body is made from surgical-grade steel. The iPhone Xs screen is 5.8 inches.

This year's three top phones are all more expensive than last year's models.

Moving to the camera, both the iPhones will have two 12-MP cameras one of which will be a telephoto lens and the other will be a wide-angle lens.


The strategy has been successful, helping Apple's stock to rise more than 30 percent this year and making it the first publicly traded USA company to hit a market value of more than $1 trillion. It will come in silver, black, and gold, and it'll have a 512 GB storage option, which will cost a lot of money.

'These phones really look wonderful, but "iPhone XS Max" is the worst product name Apple has come up with in this century, ' Twitter user @gilbert said. The phones now use Apple's eSIM technology and include a standard SIM slot. It also will have a bigger battery and longer battery life than the iPhone Xs, but is otherwise identical in terms of features.

The watch also has a new display, which is 30 percent larger than previous models, and is thinner and lighter than ever before.

The iPhone XR will be shipped with a standard charging adapter, a USB-to-Lightning cable and a pair of Earpods.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it worked with Apple to develop apps for the Apple Watch and has been taking steps to ease the regulatory pathway for companies seeking to create digital healthcare products.

Bar the camera and screen, the rest of the specifications are largely the same as the XS and XS Max.

The XR sports Face ID support, and while it lacks 3D touch, it will sport a new Haptic Touch feature that will allow you to open select apps right from the home screen with a long press.

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