iPhone Xs and Xs Max

Apple Introduces the iPhone Xs and the iPhone Xs Max

Today, Apple has announced the new-for-2018 iPhone Xs and the iPhone Xs Max.  This 6.5″ OLED display Xs Max is the biggest iPhone released to date, while the Xs is an update to last year’s 5.8″ iPhone X.  Both of these new phones are sporting the Apple A12 Bionic SoC and comes with up to 512GB of storage.  The color options will be pretty standard: Space Gray, Silver, and Gold.

The iPhone Xs has a Super Retina 5.8″ OLED display that renders at 2436×1125.  That comes out to a 458ppi display.  For the Xs Max, you have a 6.5″ Super Retina display.  That gives you a 2688×1242 rendering at 458ppi.  Both devices support HDR and Dolby Vision

Powering this is the new A12 Bionic SoC.  It is the first 7 nanometer processor on the market and has 6.9 billion transistors.  It has 4-core GPU that is 40% faster.  It has a 6-Core CPU which can runs 50% faster but is 40% more energy efficient.  Coupled with this is the new Neural Engine which has 8-cores (over the 2 from the A11 Bionic last year) and is designed with dedicated machine learning and smart compute functionality.  The A12 Bionic can perform an eye watering 5 trillion operations per second.

iPhone Xs and Xs Max

iPhone Xs and Xs Max

When it comes to the camera, the back camera configuration is a two lens configuration.  It has a 12MP wide-angle lens and a 12MP telephoto.  The Xs lineup also comes with an improved True Tone flash.  The wide-angle is a f/1.8 6 element lens.  The telephoto is a f/2.4.  On the front, you have a 7MP shooter that is twice as fast as the previous camera and is a f/2.2 aperture.

 

The camera is tightly tied to the A12 Bionic and the Neural Engine to allow for a new Smart HDR functionality and brings much improved Bokeh to the Portrait mode.  You can even adjust the depth of field on photos after the fact in the Photos app.  In fact, the new SoC can do up to 1 trillion operations on your photos per second.  Stunning!
Both the iPhone Xs and Xs Max are IP68 rated and both come with gigabit LTE.  Both phones come with dual SIM support which is made up of one physical SIM and an eSIM.  The only exception is in China were there will be a physical dual SIM configuration.
Both the new Xs and Xs Max also is more ecologically responsible.  They are using recycled tin in the logical boards as an example.  They have an improved plastics program such as the speaker, which is made with 35% recycled plastic.
Pricing for the iPhone Xs will start at $999 for the 64GB model.  The Xs Max will start at $1099 for 64GB.  Both will be available for pre-order on Friday, September 14th.  Both phones will ship with iOS 12, which will be available to everyone starting September 17th.

 

 

 

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