Apple has officially announced iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. The intro video shows two sizes, both available in new gold finishes. Silver and space gray stick around. More details below:
iPhone Xs South Africa
The new iPhones are more water resistant, rated IP68. The glass has been updated to be more durable as well. Second model has 6.5-inch display, 2688×1242 at 458 ppi.
iPhone Xs Max name confirmed — because more screen space than a “Plus” phone. iPhone Xs Max display supports landscape two-column apps like previous Plus phones. 3D Touch sticks around for iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max (as expected). Wider stereo sound also included with upgraded speaker system.
Face ID reported to be faster thanks to faster Secure Enclave and faster algorithms. New chip is A12 Bionic, the first 7nm processor. Upgraded Neutral Engine is 8-core, up from 2-core, to power machine learning features.
iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max available with up to 512GB of storage, up from 256GB.
iPhone Xs camera upgraded with improved True Tone flash, larger sensor in 12M wide camera. Front facing 7MP camera has faster sensor. Phil Schiller says camera quality improved with new processors and the image signal processor. iPhone Xs features Smart HDR feature with zero shutter lag and exposure adjusting at different intervals of the shot.
iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max also feature blur adjustment after Portrait photos are taken. The new iPhones can also record sound in stereo thanks to a four microphone system.
iPhone Xs also touts 30 minutes longer battery life. iPhone Xs Max features the largest iPhone battery with 90 minutes longer usage. Giga-bit class LTE networking, most number of bands for worldwide roaming, and dual SIM support.
Dual SIM relies in part on eSIM, supports up to two phone numbers, and incoming calls specify which SIM is used. In China, eSIM is not supported so special SIM trays that support two physical SIM cards will be sold.
iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max will be available in South Africa on the 28 September 2018.


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