You’re probably well aware, but in case you’ve been living under a rock, the new iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR are finally here. Since their release on September 21st, these three phones have been flying off the shelves. As of today, all the iPhone XS and XS Max (starting at $999 and $1099) phones have sold out on Apple’s official website and are expected to ship within one to two weeks.
If you’re one of many holding out for the iPhone XR, you’ll have to wait until October 19th to preorder with a shipping date of October 26th. The iPhone XR and will start with a price tag of $749.
Latest iPhone XS and XS Max News & Rumors
There are already a flurry of rumors and issues spreading around in regards to the iPhone XS and XS Max. One of the more prominent matters has been XS and XS Max units not charging when the handset’s screen is turned on. Users have been reporting that their lightning cable won’t recognize their phones unless their phones are locked.
Another problem being found with early XS and XS Max adopters has been in regards to LTE and WiFi connectivity. Many individuals on Reddit have reported experiencing slower WiFi and mobile signals with the XS compared to the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.
Some speculate that these slower speeds could be attributed to Apple switching from Qualcomm to Intel modems, however, a recent test through WiWavelength has shown that the newest iPhone’s have rather poor radio frequency performance. We’re also hearing that performance issues might be caused by a weak antenna.
iPhone XS and XS Max Wins
It’s known by now that every time a new model is released, it comes with its own set of bugs to be worked out. We’re used to it at this point, right? The good news here is that there are some clear wins that come with the new iPhone XS and XS Max.
For starters, both phones are built using surgical-grade stainless steel and are equipped with the most durable glass ever to be used in a smartphone. These phones are also boasting IP68 certification.
Once you dig into the phone, you’ll notice that they’re supplied with Apple’s A12 Bionic CPU, which happens to be the first commercially available 7nm chip. The phone’s processor is built with a four-core CPU, a six-core GPU, and a next-gen eight-core neural engine. Altogether, these components promise to increase overall performance by 15% while lowering power consumption by 40%.
Improved Camera, Battery Life, and Dual SIM
You’ve probably already heard, but the camera on the latest iPhone XS and XS Max is incredible. With a larger sensor than its predecessors and an improved TrueTone flash, you’ll be capturing breathtaking photos with ease.
When it comes to battery life, reports are showing that the XS battery lasts upwards of 30 minutes longer than the iPhone X. The XS Max has shown to outperform the X by an hour and a half.
Another exciting feature of the XS and XS Max is dual-SIM support, with a physical SIM card and nApple’s own eSIM. In China, these phones will come with two physical SIM slots.
So while you may have heard about some of the bugs the latest iPhones come with, rest assured that the upgrade is well worth it. If you’re looking for a faster phone that performs better across nearly all fronts, then the iPhone XS and XS Max will not disappoint.