3 New iPhones Are Coming — Here's What You Need to Know
New Apple iPhones are coming.
On Wednesday, the tech giant finally unveiled a set of three new iPhones that will surely delight Apple lovers everywhere. Though, everyone already knew about the devices thanks to a classic Apple leak.
As Business Insider revealed, a few stealthy sites were able to dig into Apple’s own website code to uncover details about the new phones — the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR — before the official launch. And, at 11 a.m. EST, Apple unveiled even more about the new gear. Here’s what we know about each device.
iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
Apple announced two new additions to its iPhone line, the XS and the XS Max. Though the phones look identical to the iPhones of the past, they come with a few new changes.
For one, The Verge noted, they are both available in gold, something iPhone loyalists have been waiting for.
From there, the differences are minor, with one huge exception: The iPhone XS Max will be the company’s largest phone ever. It comes with a gigantic 6.5-inch screen, which really should qualify it as a small iPad. That size, The Verge noted, also makes it one of the largest phones across the entire market.
But, it’s also crucial to note that this new size comes mostly in height, not width, meaning it’s still easy for small hands to carry and hold.
And for all you travel photographers out there, Apple also updated the camera on the phone to come with a wider aperture for its telephoto lens and larger pixel definition. It’s also updating the portrait mode feature so users can fine-tune each image. The XS will set customers back $999 while the XS Max will cost $1,099. The phones will be available for pre-order and shipped this month.
Apple will reveal an iPhone model known as the XR, which is a rare “budget” offering by Apple.
The phone, which comes with a 6.1-inch screen, will be made available to customers at the lower price of $749. However, that lower price means a lower quality screen as it also comes with an LCD screen rather than the more expensive OLED screen. The XR will also come with more color options including black, white, red, yellow, coral, and blue. The XR is available for pre-order this month and will ship in October.