Apple launches the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max


iPhone XR design and features: What does the iPhone XR look like? With the XR, Apple manages to take numerous standout features of the iPhone XS and encase them in a candy-coloured shell that costs £250 less.

If you're using a 4.7-inch iPhone 7 or older, would you consider getting the iPhone XR? It is the largest phone ever that Apple has released, not to mention the costliest as well. Series 3 phones will see a price cut to $279.

Okay, so wait, you say. Yes, that means it's even bigger than the iPhone 8 Plus. Apple calls it the Liquid Retina display that measures 6.1-inches and renders at 1792 x 828-pixel resolution with 326ppi.

The Max is the Xs' bigger brother. It's a very good, very saturated, very deep LCD. Here are 5 reasons why you should opt for the largest and most expensive iPhone in history.

The other thing that jumps out is the back: The colours are terrific. And it doesn't have 3D Touch, Apple's technology that typically shows users more options or information if they press down on an app icon or menu option. The prices are relatively lesser than iPhone XS and iPhone XS which are available at starting price of Rs 99,900 and Rs 1,09,900. The 6.1-inch features a bright LCD screen and comes in a variety of colors, including white, black, blue, coral and red. The phone is water resistant, it has wireless charging, and no, it has no headphone jack. It's a lot like an X that way.

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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. This time around, the iPhone XS will stay at the $999 mark while the iPhone XR will use cheaper materials and sell for about $750. Both the iPhone XS and XS Max are the first iPhones to come with Dual-SIM and e-SIM support. It looks like it works well, too, though I didn't have much time to play with it.

There's still some mystery around the XR's modem. The phone doesn't have gigabit LTE like the XS does, although it does support T-Mobile's new rural Band 71. Well, as the name suggest its an electronic or an embedded SIM, which has no physical part to it.

The XR's most compelling feature, though, is likely to be its price. Apple's dual SIM solution, in the United States, would enable someone to use AT&T, Verizon, or T-Mobile (but not Sprint) as their primary carrier while using any carrier that offers a SIM card as the secondary carrier.

Customers will be able to pre-order the new iPhone series from Friday, 14 September, and purchase in stores from 21 September.

The major changes from previous models will be greater gearing toward internal upgrades rather than design changes, with all models improved with the fitting of the advanced A12 chip. Despite being all glass and steel, the iPhone XS Max isn't slippery at all.