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Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR powered by A12 Bionic chip, now official

Apple just announced not just one, but three new iPhones following the generation name of the X.
Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR powered by A12 Bionic chip, now official
The iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

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The annual #AppleEvent dropped the latest products from the American company. The most-anticipated iPhone each year is not just one, but three new ones for 2018. 


iPhone XS (pronounced as 10-ess), is the latest middle-sized iPhone carrying the same 5.8-inch scree size of the iPhone X. Meanwhile, the iPhone XS Max sports the most huge screen size for the iPhone, a whopping 6.5-inch screen display. For the iPhone XR, it features a 6.1-inch display bigger than the previous iPhone 8. 

Both the Apple iPhone XS and XS Max boasts of the Super Retina OLED TrueTone display paired with "the most durable glass ever in a smartphone." It features a 2688 x 1242 resolution at 458 ppi with wide color support.
Apple iPhone Xs Max in Gold
Apple iPhone XS Max in Gold

Meanwhile the Apple iPhone XR features a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display at 326 ppi. Apple says that it is the "most advanced LCD ever on a smartphone." 


The Apple iPhone XS and XS Max sports a dual rear camera setup of 12MP wide and 12MP telephoto cameras paired with the improved quad flash. For selfies, both features a 7MP IR camera with screen flash. 

Apple boasts of the after-shot Bokeh adjustment feature for these two new iPhones. This lets the user adjust the aperture size to change the depth effect of the photo. The XS and XS Max's cameras feature Smart HDR that automatically adjusts the exposure and contrast while taking the photo. The "zero shutter lag" of the latest iPhones' cameras offers photos with better highlighted details.

Meanwhile the Apple iPhone XR features a single rear camera of 12MP with Portrait modes and a 7MP selfie camera. 
Apple iPhone Xr in Yellow
Apple iPhone XR in Yellow


All three iPhones are equipped with the most advanced Apple 64-bit A12 Bionic chip 7 nm processor with 6.9 billion transistors. This means a 4-core GPU, 6-core CPU, and 8-core design of Apple's Neural Engine. It performs 5 trillions operations per second versus the 600 billion operations per second of the A11 Bionic. According to Apple, this is 50 percent faster then the iPhone X's A11 Bionic chip.

All three iPhones will run in the iOS 12 that has new features such as Human Emoji, Siri Shortcuts, AR Quick Look, and more.

Apple did not mentioned the number of RAM but they announced three internal storage available for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max: 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB. On the other hand, the iPhone XR will have 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB variants.
Apple iPhone Xs variants and pricing
Apple iPhone XS variants and pricing

These new iPhones features Stereo Sound that mean wider and deeper soundstage than the iPhone X. The latest iPhones also has faster algorithms for the Face ID. 

For the first time, the latest iPhones features dual SIMs! The innovation here is the eSIM technology which had been earlier available in iPads and Apple Watches. The dual SIM (physical + eSIM) will be available in the rest of the world except for China and other areas that do not adopt the eSIM tech yet. Apple will release a distinct iPhone XS to the Chinese market with slots for two physical SIM cards. 

Apple GiveBack

Apple shares their care for the world by introducing the Apple GiveBack. This allows their customers to hand or mail their current iPhones to the Apple company for a price. It will not just cost the consumers lesser but will also contribute in saving the earth.

Pricing and availability

Apple have not yet given a price and availability for the Philippines. But the iPhone XS will be available for pre-oder by September 14 starts at USD 999. Meanwhile the iPhone XS Max is a hundred-dollar higher, starts at USD 1,099. These two will be available in Gold, Silver, and Space Gray colors.
Apple iPhone Xs Max variants and pricing
Apple iPhone Xs Max variants and pricing

The more affordable iPhone XR starts at USD 749 and will be available for pre-order on October 19. It will be available in white, black, blue, yellow, coral, and (PRODUCT) Red colors.

What do you think of the new iPhones? Let us know in the comments!
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