IPhone XS & XS Max: Unboxing And First Impression


"The phone has replaced your digital camera".

"Apps like Slack, Gmail, and Twitter show you the exact same amount of information as the smaller XS", he said, adding: "I just wish I had the option to up the information density on the XS Max just a little". We've already grown accustomed to large phones; after all, Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus has a 6.2-inch screen, while the Note 9's display measures 6.4 inches.

That's right: In the same year, Apple released the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X (ten).

The iPhone XS with 512GB storage model will cost Rs 134,900 and the cheapest of the lot, the iPhone XR, has a starting price (64GB) of Rs 76,900 in India. The Xs starts at $999 while the Xs Max has a $1,099 price tag.

We've not yet finished up our iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max reviews as we'd like to do further testing with the battery inside each of these phones. Since then, the "S" in iPhone titles have been understood to signify under-the-hood performance upgrades over a previous model, instead of a design change. The iPhone 7 and 8 remain on sale, but the iPhone X is no longer available from Apple. Obviously second-hand iPhone X devices will sell for significantly less given the device is now a year old. "But if you have an iPhone X, you don't need these new phones".

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So, the company has created its own set of products, which are also called Xs, Max Xs and Xr.

Along with the bigger screen came the bigger price.

Apple declined to comment on any meaning behind the new iPhone titles to Business Insider when asked last week. How much are you willing to spend?

But with Apple's iPhone naming strategy becoming increasingly complicated and unclear, a new theory from prominent Apple blogger John Gruber speculates that the "R" in iPhone XR doesn't actually stand for anything, and was chosen for its overall look when it comes to branding and the fact that "R" comes right before "S" in the alphabet.

Of course, waiting another year for the next iPhone will see a redesign in the physical appearance of the device as well as yet another specification bump, so it may be beneficial if you do own the iPhone X, holding off upgrading for another year.