Super Retina in two sizes - including our largest display ever on an iPhone. Even faster Face ID. The smartest, most powerful chip in a smartphone. And a breakthrough dual-camera system. iPhone XS is everything you love about iPhone. Taken to the extreme.
Super Retina - The beauty of OLED. On a whole new scale.
Super Retina. In big and bigger. An all-screen design gives you a large, beautiful canvas for everything you love to do. And iPhone XS Max makes it massive, with a screen that measures 6.5 inches - our largest display ever on an iPhone.
The OLED panels in iPhone XS allow for an HDR display with the industry's best colour accuracy, as well as true blacks and remarkable brightness and contrast. They're the sharpest displays with the highest pixel density on any Apple device.
The best colour accuracy in the industry.
Advanced colour management automatically displays your content in wide colour. So everything you look at looks beautiful.
HDR10 and wider stereo sound.
With support for Dolby Vision and HDR10 titles from iTunes, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, movie night comes to iPhone.2 Wider stereo playback makes it all sound great. And your HDR photos - even those you captured before - will have a 60 per cent greater dynamic range.
A six-channel light sensor subtly adjusts the onscreen white balance to match the colour temperature of the light around you. So images on the display look as natural as on a printed page and are easier on your eyes.
A new level of water resistance.
The most durable glass in a smartphone, sealed and precision-fitted with the surgical-grade stainless steel band, helps create a more water-resistant enclosure - up to 2 metres for 30 minutes. iPhone XS even resists spills from coffee, tea, soft drinks and more.
No Home button?
No problem. You can go everywhere you need to go with a few simple actions.
Your face is your password.
Security made simple.
Face ID re-invented the way Apple unlock, log in and pay. Some of our most sophisticated technologies - the TrueDepth camera system, the Secure Enclave and the Neural Engine - make it the most secure facial authentication ever in a smartphone. And even faster and easier to use.
Face ID uses advanced machine learning to recognise changes in your appearance. Wear a hat. Change your hair. It even works with many types of sunglasses.
Do more with a glance.
Face ID does so much more than unlock your iPhone. So you can forget about typing user names and passwords. Now all it takes is a look.
Unlock in an instant.
The advanced Secure Enclave and new algorithms make Face ID even faster. So you'll love it even more.
Log in to your apps and accounts.
Face ID works with the apps you already use - from banking and health apps to locked notes and private documents.
Apple Pay in stores.
No need to take out your wallet. Just hold your iPhone up to the reader. It's actually more secure than using your physical card.
Apple Pay within selected apps and on participating websites.
It's never been easier to pay for a pizza delivery, book a hotel room or buy your next favourite pair of sneakers.
The technology behind simplicity.
The innovative technologies in the TrueDepth camera system work together in real time to recognise you in an instant.
The smartest, most powerful chip in a smartphone.
A whole new level of intelligence.
The A12 Bionic, with our next-generation Neural Engine, delivers incredible performance. It uses real-time machine learning to transform the way you experience photos, gaming, augmented reality and more.
Two performance cores tackle heavy computational tasks. And four efficiency cores take on everyday tasks. Our newest performance controller dynamically divides work across these cores, harnessing all six when a power boost is needed.
A new fourth core and lossless memory compression bring big gains in graphics performance to games, video editing and visually demanding apps.
Apple-designed Neural Engine.
Apple Neural Engine is built for advanced, real-time machine learning. That means iPhone XS can recognise patterns, make predictions and learn from experience, similar to the way you do. The Neural Engine is incredibly fast, able to perform 5 trillion operations per second. It's incredibly efficient, which enables it to do all kinds of new things in real time. And it's incredibly smart, so you can do things like jump straight into immersive AR experiences. And quickly find all your pictures of dogs. Or beaches. Or babies. Apple also opened the Neural Engine up to the Core ML platform, so developers can bring powerful, real-time machine learning to their apps - learning that happens right there on your iPhone.
The image signal processor features a refined depth engine, which captures extraordinary detail in Portrait mode. And with Smart HDR, you'll notice far greater dynamic range in your photos.
A12 Bionic in action.
The processing power and intelligence of the A12 Bionic make iPhone XS incredibly capable. But the chip was also designed with efficiency in mind. So when you put all that power into play, you still get great battery life.
Rear camera AR.
Faster detection of flat surfaces in a scene lets you jump straight into immersive augmented reality experiences.
Front camera AR.
Apps can use the TrueDepth camera and A12 Bionic chip to create rich, detailed backgrounds and generate 3D effects.
The new GPU makes all kinds of games - especially graphics-intensive 3D gameplay - faster and more fluid. iPhone has never been this much fun.
The enhanced ISP processes even more data from the camera sensor. Which gives you greater dynamic range with better motion freezing, excellent noise reduction in low light and more.
Advanced Face ID.
The TrueDepth camera and Neural Engine work together to recognise you - even if you put on a hat, grow a beard or wear glasses.
Together, the A12 Bionic and TrueDepth camera track more than 50 facial muscles to make Memoji that move and react like you.
Dual-camera system Say hello to a new era of photography.
Sensors, processors, algorithms and you.
An innovative dual-camera system integrates the ISP, the Neural Engine and advanced algorithms to unlock new creative possibilities and help you capture incredible photos.
Leveraging multiple technologies - like faster sensors, an enhanced ISP and advanced algorithms - Smart HDR brings more highlight and shadow detail to your photos.
Bokeh and Depth Control.
iPhone XS has even more sophisticated bokeh - background blur - for stunning portraits. And all-new Depth Control lets you adjust the depth of field after you shoot.
Enhanced Portrait mode selfies.
The TrueDepth camera generates a precise depth map to keep you in focus against a blurred background. Depth Control lets you adjust the depth of field after you shoot.
More low-light detail.
The camera sensor features deeper, larger pixels. Deeper to improve image fidelity. And larger to allow more light to hit the sensor. The result? Even better low-light photos.
Sharper action shots.
Faster sensors, Smart HDR and zero shutter lag combine to let you freeze a moment in time with more highlight and shadow detail.
4K video and wider stereo playback.
iPhone XS shoots the highest-quality video of any smartphone. With better low-light performance. Extended dynamic range in videos up to 30 fps. Stereo recording. And stereo playback with wider sound separation.
A picture is worth a trillion operations.
The iPhone XS dual-camera system harnesses the unprecedented power of the Neural Engine and its ability to perform 5 trillion operations per second. Together with the Apple-designed ISP, it works like the world's fastest photographer's assistant to help turn your pictures into show stoppers.
More control over your image.
Portrait mode captures depth information that lets you adjust the depth of field and add creative Portrait Lighting effects.
All-new Depth Control.
When editing portrait photos, simply slide to adjust the depth of field.
In Portrait mode, just swipe to try different lighting effects - before or after you shoot.
Dual 12-megapixel rear cameras
7-megapixel TrueDepth front camera
How to shoot on iPhone.
Learn how to create everything from stand-out selfies to stunning slow-motion videos with these tips and techniques.
Shot on iPhone.
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Only iPhone - No other phone is like iPhone.
Only when hardware and software are designed together can they truly work together. Apple teams design the world's best products, with innovative displays, chips, cameras, operating systems and services. But just as importantly, the teams collaborate so that all the components of iPhone work together efficiently and beautifully. While this might seem like an obvious way to work, no other smartphone is made this way. And it makes all the difference. It means that the camera team can work with the chip team to leverage the power of the A12 Bionic. So that when you frame a shot, the ISP and Neural Engine identify faces in the frame. Detect specific features. And optimise for lighting, white balance and more, before you even tap the shutter. This is the kind of stuff you'd never even know is happening. You just see the result - the shot you wanted, with more detail, true-to-life colour and dynamic range than you would have thought possible from a smartphone.
Apple believe privacy is a fundamental human right.
This is one of Apple core principles at Apple. It's why Apple design iPhone from the ground up to keep your personal information private and secure. And it's one of the things that sets iPhone apart. For example, every new iPhone comes with Face ID, the most secure facial authentication ever in a smartphone. The data used to identify you is encrypted and protected by the Secure Enclave. That's a discrete part of the chip, so your data can't be accessed by iOS or apps. And it isn't stored on Apple servers or backed up to iCloud. Instead, it stays on your device, with you, where it belongs. The same principle holds true for Apple Pay, which is even more secure than using your physical card. And Maps, which takes the data needed for navigation routing and associates it with random identifiers, so it can't be tied to your Apple ID. The list goes on. In fact, no other smartphone does as much to protect your privacy.
iPhone is built to be used. And reused.
iPhone is made with exceptional materials, like surgical-grade stainless steel, aerospace-grade aluminium and the most durable glass in the industry. As a result, iPhone lasts longer and holds a much higher percentage of its value than any other smartphone. Which is why so many older devices go to friends and family members instead of landfill - and that's the best form of recycling there is.
When an iPhone finally reaches the end of its lifespan, Apple recycle every bit of it Apple can. To do that, Apple built a sophisticated robot named Daisy to disassemble used iPhone models into their component parts. This lets us reclaim more materials of a higher purity than conventional recycling methods. And Apple can use those materials in new products or return them to the market.
iPhone is designed for everyone.
Apple believe everyone should be able to do what they love with iPhone. So Apple build it that way, with powerful accessibility features that work straight out of the box. For example, the VoiceOver screen reader lets you know what's happening on your iPhone, even if you can't see the screen. Made for iPhone hearing aids provide outstanding sound quality for calls and music. And you can ask Siri to do all kinds of things - with your voice or just by typing. Apple also give developers the tools they need to make their apps work for the broadest range of people. Because technology is most powerful when it empowers everyone.
iPhone works beautifully with every other Apple device.
Every Apple product you use is connected as part of an ecosystem. So if you have more than one device, it's an amazing experience. Get a phone call and answer it on your Apple Watch. Take a photo with your iPhone and it's right there on your iPad. Create an instant hotspot to share your iPhone mobile data connection with your Mac. Open your new AirPods and they automatically pair with your iPhone. You never even have to think about it - just do what you love, and it all works automatically.
We're here to support you like no other company can.
Our support team is built around the idea that sometimes you just want to talk to a real person. One person. Who's an expert in all things iPhone. We have people like that, because we make both the hardware and the software. So whether you need help with setup, a repair or a software issue - or if you want to learn how to do more with your iPhone - we've got you covered.
There's so much more to the App Store than great apps.
iPhone apps help you be more creative. Do the things you're passionate about. And elevate your everyday experiences. That's why we devote so much time and energy to the App Store. Before a new app or update appears on the App Store, our team gives it a test drive. They help make sure it does what it says it does. Review it for malware and viruses. And confirm that the developer has agreed to our strict privacy guidelines. It's also no accident that the world's best apps make their debut on the App Store. Developers love creating apps for iPhone because we give them access to the industry's most advanced technologies. They can do so much more with their iPhone apps. And you can do so much more with your iPhone.
Size and Weight
Height: 157.5 mm (6.20 inches) Width: 77.4 mm (3.05 inches) Depth: 7.7 mm (0.30 inch) Weight: 208 grams (7.34 ounces)
Super Retina HD display 6.5-inch (diagonal) all-screen OLED Multi-Touch display HDR display 2688-by-1242-pixel resolution at 458 ppi 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical) The iPhone XS Max display has rounded corners. When measured as a rectangle, the screen is 6.46 inches diagonally. Actual viewable area is less. True Tone display Wide colour display (P3) 3D Touch 625 cd/m² max brightness (typical) Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating Support for displaying multiple languages and characters simultaneously
Splash, Water and Dust Resistance
Rated IP68 (maximum depth of 2 metres for up to 30 minutes) under IEC standard 60529
A12 Bionic chip Next-generation Neural Engine
Dual 12-megapixel wide-angle and telephoto cameras Wide-angle: f/1.8 aperture Telephoto: f/2.4 aperture 2× optical zoom; digital zoom at up to 10× Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control Portrait Lighting with five effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage and Stage Mono) Dual optical image stabilisation Six-element lens Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync Panorama (up to 63 megapixels) Sapphire crystal lens cover Backside illumination sensor Hybrid IR filter Autofocus with Focus Pixels Tap to focus with Focus Pixels Smart HDR for photos Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos Local tone mapping Advanced red-eye correction Exposure control Auto image stabilisation Burst mode Timer mode Photo geotagging Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG
4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps 720p HD video recording at 30 fps Extended dynamic range for video at up to 30 fps Optical image stabilisation for video 2× optical zoom; digital zoom at up to 6× Quad-LED True Tone flash Slow-motion video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps Time-lapse video with stabilisation Cinematic video stabilisation (1080p and 720p) Continuous autofocus video Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video Playback zoom Video geotagging Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264 Stereo recording
7-megapixel camera f/2.2 aperture Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control Portrait Lighting with five effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage and Stage Mono) Animoji and Memoji 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps Smart HDR for photos Extended dynamic range for video at 30 fps Cinematic video stabilisation (1080p and 720p) Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos Retina Flash Backside illumination sensor Auto image stabilisation Burst mode Exposure control Timer mode
Enabled by the TrueDepth camera for facial recognition
Pay with your iPhone using Face ID in stores, within selected apps and on participating websites Complete purchases made with Apple Pay on your Mac
Gigabit-class LTE with 4×4 MIMO and LAA 802.11ac Wi-Fi with 2×2 MIMO Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology NFC with reader mode
Assisted GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and QZSS Digital compass Wi-Fi Mobile data iBeacon microlocation
FaceTime video calling over Wi-Fi or a mobile network
Audio formats supported: AAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3) and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX and AAX+) Wider stereo playback User-configurable maximum volume limit
Video formats supported: HEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2 and Motion JPEG High Dynamic Range with Dolby Vision and HDR10 content AirPlay Mirroring, photos and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later) Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through the Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
Use your voice to send messages, set reminders and more Get intelligent suggestions on your Lock screen and in Messages, Mail, QuickType and more Activate hands-free with only your voice using "Hey Siri" Use your voice to run shortcuts from your favourite apps
Power and Battery
Lasts up to 1.5 hours longer thaniPhone X Talk time (wireless): Up to 25 hours Internet use: Up to 13 hours Video playback (wireless): Up to 15 hours Audio playback (wireless): Up to 65 hours Fast-charge-capable: Up to 50% charge in 30 minutes Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery Wireless charging (works with Qi chargers) Charging via USB to a computer system or power adapter
Face ID Barometer Three-axis gyro Accelerometer Proximity sensor Ambient light sensor
iOS 12 iOS is the world's most personal and secure mobile operating system, packed with powerful features that help you get the most out of every day.
Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new iPhone XS. With built-in support for vision, hearing, physical and motor skills, and learning and literacy, you can fully enjoy the world's most personal device. Features include: VoiceOver Zoom Magnifier RTT and TTY support Siri and Dictation Type to Siri Switch Control Closed Captions AssistiveTouch Speak Screen
Camera Photos Health Messages Phone FaceTime Mail Music Wallet Safari Maps Siri Calendar iTunes Store App Store Notes Contacts Books Home Weather Reminders Clock Videos Stocks Calculator Voice Memos Compass Podcasts Watch Tips Find My iPhone Find My Friends Settings Files Measure
Free Apps from Apple
Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, GarageBand, iTunes U, Clips and the Apple Store app are preinstalled.
Headphones EarPods with Lightning Connector
Dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM)11
iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are not compatible with existing micro-SIM cards.
Rating for Hearing Aids
Viewable document types
.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics; .usdz (USDZ Universal)
Apple ID (required for some features) Internet access12 Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires: Mac: OS X 10.11.6 or later PC: Windows 7 or later iTunes 12.8 or later on Mac, or iTunes 12.9 or later on PC
Operating ambient temperature: 0° to 35° C (32° to 95° F) Nonoperating temperature: -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F) Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing Operating altitude: Tested up to 3,000 metres (10,000 feet)
In the Box
iPhone with iOS 12 EarPods with Lightning Connector Lightning to USB Cable USB Power Adapter Documentation
Product Warranty :
12 months return to base
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