IPhone XS & XS Max: Unboxing And First Impression

Yolanda Curtis
September 19, 2018

There is no iPhone 7S; the year after the iPhone 7 was released (2016), Apple launched the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X (pronounced "ten" in honor of the iPhone's 10-year anniversary).

"The iPhone XS and XS Max follow in the footsteps of S-year iPhones - they're faster, with better camera hardware ... but except for dual SIM support, there isn't a brand-new feature like Touch ID or 3D Touch this time", CNET's Scott Stein said. Loop Capital raised their target price on shares of Apple from $195.00 to $210.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Friday, July 6th.

Lots of people loved the larger screens of the iPhone 6-era phones, but plenty of customers who preferred the smaller designs anxious about the eventual retirement of the iPhone 5S, the last remaining iPhone with a 4-inch screen. That said, it's only reasonable to wonder why the iPhone XR in particular will launch later than both the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.


Apple announced three new phones last week: the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Now, the iPhone XS will get you 59.92Mbps.

Apple now expects more than 50 percent of the 2018 generation's sales tally to be driven by the lower-cost model through "early 2019" at the very least. The numbers speak for themselves: 20 hours of video playback (compared to 15 for the iPhone XS-Max), and 15 hours of use of the network (vs 13 hours).

Over the next few days, we will try and answer all your questions on the new Apple iPhone XS Max, thus reviewing the top features of the phone. Note that the XR also trumps the iPhone X, which has a 2,716mAh battery.


The iPhone XS takes great photos - they just aren't as great as the Pixel 2.

The iPhone SE was Apple's last 4-inch iPhone, which featured the body of the iPhone 5S but the internals of an iPhone 6S. Now, a new report from Tom's Guide showcases how well the new iPhones perform compared to older models and even flagship Android smartphones that are powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC. There will be a special introductory trial for the watch as well as promotions for most of the phones.


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