Apple iPhone Xs design: What does it look like?
Picture, if you will, last year’s iPhone X. Got it? Well, the iPhone Xs looks practically identical.
On the exterior, the new iPhone looks identical to last year’s iPhone X. This means that all-metal body has made a return, complete with notched 5.8in and 6.5in edge-to-edge screens, chamfered edges and softly rounded corners. Both the Xs and Xs Max also feature a similar protruding dual-camera arrangement as last year’s top-end phone.
Apple iPhone Xs specifications: What’s inside?
The two phones have the same internals, though, as mentioned above they come in different sizes (5.8in and 6.5in) and at different resolutions, too.
Now onto the specs – we’ve broken it down in the table below:
- Processor: 6-core 64-bit A12 Bionic, with an 8-core Neural Engine
- Display: 2,436 x 1,125 Super Retina display
- Waterproofing: IP68. Waterproof at a depth of 2m for 30mins
- Audio: Lightning jack. No 3.5mm jack, and external stereo speakers
- Rear camera: Dual-lens f/1.8, 12-megapixel wide angle and f/2.4, 12-megapixel telephoto lens. Smart HDR. Adjustable post-processing aperture
- Selfie camera: f/2.2, 7-megapixel RGB sensor. Bokeh mode.
- Storage options: 64GB/256GB/512GB
- Connectivity: Dual eSIM with DSDS, Gigabit LTE
- Biometric security: Face ID
The all-new 7nm A12 Bionic has a six-core processor: two are high-performance cores that deliver 15% more power, while the rest of the four cores are ‘high-efficiency’ cores. The latter result in better battery life in non-intensive tasks.
But, that’s not it, the A12 Bionic has a quad-core GPU, which Apple claims to be 50% faster than last year’s A11 Bionic. Finally, the chip has an octa-core Neural Engine chip that brings everything together.
Of course, 3D Touch is back – so you can long-press on apps or pictures to interact with them. Unlike a few phones on the market, there’s still no sign of a fingerprint reader – instead, Apple has stuck to its guns with Face ID, only. This year, the company has improved the speed and accuracy, claiming it’s now faster to unlock your iPhone than ever before.
In the same light, Apple hasn’t brought back the 3.5mm headphone jack, which was to be expected. You’ll need to plug into the Lightning port. However, the external speakers have been improved – there are now two speakers, one at the top and one at the bottom, creating a stereo sound.
Apple iPhone Xs price: How much will it cost?
The original iPhone X didn’t sell in the numbers Apple hoped it would – but the higher price of £999 meant overall revenues were higher. As a result, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the latest Xs start at £999 and £1,099, respectively. That’s for the 64GB model, prices for the 256GB are £1,149, and the 512GB is £1,349.
The Xs Max is more expensive: 64GB for £1,099, 256GB for £1,249, and the 512GB costs a massive £1,449.