About two weeks ago, AppleInsider compared the iPhone X to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 while playing Fortnite, but some complained putting a just-released phone against last year's model. With the release of the iPhone XS and XS Max, is there as much of a difference between the flagship models of both companies as last time?
Apple's new iPhone XS is a modest step up from last year's iPhone X, but remains a major technological leap forward for anyone who hasn't yet made the jump to the edge-to-edge design with Face ID. As with the debut of the iPhone X, if you can stomach the sticker shock, the iPhone XS is a premium, polished, near-perfect handset that showcases Apple's marriage of hardware and software at its most sublime.
Though Apple claims its latest iPhone XS and XS Max tout modest improvements in operational battery life compared to last year's iPhone X, a test performed on production hardware suggests the new devices are not quite their predecessor's equal.
After a summer of fairly accurate rumors, the iPhone XS Max has arrived with much fanfare and a proportional price. It is the ultimate expression of Steve Jobs' original vision for the iPhone without compromise — assuming that it fits in your budget.
Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has weighed in on early sales of Apple's new products, and is seeing massive demand for the iPhone XS Max over the iPhone XS, with Apple Watch Series 4 demand so high that supply constraints may extend unless Apple brings on more assemblers.
The iPhone XS and XS Max stand to offer Apple considerable profits just from memory upgrade alone, with Bloomberg attacking the iPhone's relatively high price to increase its storage capacity compared to how much the components used actually cost.
Apple turned up the iPhone X to 11 with the iPhone XS and XS Max. AppleInsider goes hands on with the iPhone X successor, as well as the largest-screened iPhone ever, to provide our first impressions and thoughts on Apples latest handset.
New owners of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are struggling to get the mobile devices to connect to Verizon Wireless, with the carrier allegedly having issues activating the devices for some customers on its network.
Apple on Friday posted a "Guided Tour" of iPhone XS, XS Max and XR to its official YouTube channel, showing off the hardware's latest features in a video almost identical to one shot for iPhone X in 2017. Unlike last year's instructional guide, the short shared today takes place in and around Apple Park's main office building, offering an inside look at facilities normally restricted to employees.
After about an hour and a half of down time on one of the busiest days for Apple Retail, the company has either restored the point-of-sale systems in the stores, or is in the process of doing so, and is grinding down long lines that developed as a result of the outage.
The Apple Store is advising some of its customers electing to pick up their iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max orders in-store that they are unable to do so first thing on Friday, due to "last minute logistical issues" that likely involves a delay or a shortfall of devices making it in time to the outlets. But, the delay may be for less than a day in most cases.
A second teardown of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max has confirmed the minimal internal changes made by Apple over its predecessor, the iPhone X, but adds that there is an antenna change that may help the device achieve faster connection speeds over cellular networks.
Amping publicity for the iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4, Apple took to the Web on Friday with photos of launch events in several cities, as well as a unique mobile site featuring 3D models of the iPhone XS and XS Max.