Apple announces largest ever handset, the iPhone XS Max

Apple announces largest ever handset, the iPhone XS Max

And Apple didn't stop at one iPhone this year: you'll have to choose between the Xs, the Xs Max (the Xs' bigger brother) and the confusingly named iPhone XR - a cheaper option if you don't fancy dipping into your rainy-day fund. The iPhone XS has a 5.8-inch (14.7-cm) screen, the same as the original Apple handset.

Like the iPhone X, the XS has a 5.8-inch OLED screen, while the XS Max boasts a mammoth 6.5-inch OLED display. Instead of the stainless steel of the iPhone X, its housing is made of aluminum, and features a glass back to make wireless charging possible.

So this is the first time it's come to a "standard" iPhone, if you will.

Unlike the iPhone XS, this one comes in a variety of six different colours including: white, blue, yellow, black, coral and even a Product RED version right off the bat. You'll have to wait a bit longer for the iPhone XR, which launches on 26 October, with preorders from 19 October. During that period, which is typically slow for Apple, China's Huawei Technologies surpassed Apple as the second-largest seller of smartphones based on Gartner's calculations.

The new mobile operating system will have some significant changes, including how notifications are displayed, updates to the Photos app, and a new augmented-reality Measure app to take measurements with only your iPhone camera.

Pricing for the iPhone Xr starts at $749.

The other difference in the iPhone XR and XS is the camera set up.

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The next major update to the iOS will be released next Tuesday, followed a week later by a Mac software update. What it lacks in dual-camera-ness it makes up for with computational photography: the iPhone XR can - like the Google Pixel line - do Portrait Mode using its single camera thanks to improvements to the image signal processor, neural engine, and algorithms. Both the new iPhones will be succeeding the existing iPhone X.

"All-new Liquid Retina display - the most advanced LCD in the industry".

As for the battery, the iPhone XR has up-to 90 minutes more battery life than the 8 Plus. However, the XR loses out on 3D Touch and relies on Taptic Feedback for launching the camera or the flashlight. Like its predecessor, it uses a combination of multiple high-energy processing cores for more intensive tasks, as well as multiple high-efficiency cores for light work like checking email and browsing the web.

As with the iPhone X, the new phone has a screen that runs from edge to edge, an effort to maximize the display without making the phone too awkward to hold.

The phones are equipped with faster processors and better memory capacities than ever before, relying on Apple's new A12 Bionic chip.

CarPlay, the iPhone integration with certain auto infotainment systems, will support Google Maps and Waze.

It also allows for an iPhone first: a 512GB memory disk.

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