After a very convincing Apple Watch Series 4 (cf. Apple formalizes the Apple Watch Series 4: price, characteristics and release date), Apple tackled the star of the evening, namely the iPhone. Unsurprisingly, the new models have been dubbed the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max.
Apple Introduces iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max
The iPhone Xs has a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge Super Retina OLED screen, while its big brother, the iPhone Xs Max will benefit from the sublime slab 6.5 inch. Apple talks about a new quality of glass for the screen, called more “Sustainable”. The colors will be better managed, thus offering brighter tones and more faithful to reality and ultimately, a rendering of much better quality.
The Californian firm has also made considerable efforts in terms ofsealing, thus improving its standard IP68. IPhone Xs will be able to withstand 30 minutes immersion at 2 meters deep and that, in several liquids, including juice, soda or even beer!
Thanks to the brand new chip A12 Bionic engraved in 7nm , iPhone Xs gain a lot of benefits. Among other things, there will be increased performance for Face ID which will now be more responsive due to faster algorithms or an improved version of 3D Touch. The A12 Bionic will also benefit AR, Machine Learning; a real powerhouse in its class. Count on a 8-core GPU and 6-core CPU to ensure performance up to 50% greater than the previous generation of iPhone.
The camera has also been improved and gains a new new mode Smart HDR which allows you to adjust the depth of a photo manually and even after taking it. The 2 iPhones will always be equipped with the same dual photo sensor of 12 mpx with this time a reworked flash.
Professionals and frequent travelers will be happy to know the arrival of a new eSim system “Dual Sim Dual Stanby” (DSDS) which will allow you to use, in addition to your physical SIM card, a second “virtual” plan; a mode of operation which should quickly become more popular among telephone operators. Our Chinese friends will have a special version of the iPhone Xs which will offer 2 physical SIM cards.
Finally, better stereo sound and the possibility of recording videos in stereo sound will also be offered. Side drums, Apple speaks of 30 minutes more per day than the iPhone X on the iPhone Xs and 1 hour 30 for the iPhone Xs.
Price & release date
IPhone Xs will be available for pre-order from September 14 next and will be marketed in stores a week later, i.e. September 21 in several countries including France. 3 storage capacities will be offered: 64 GB, 256 GB and new: 512 GB. As for the colors, we will be entitled to Space Gray, Silver Gray and Gold. IPhone Xs starts up at $ 999 ; count an additional $ 100 for the “Max” version.