Apple Expands iPhone X Range, with Bigger, Cheaper Models

Apple just announced the iPhone XS and XS Max. They’re iterations on last year’s iPhone X, but the XS Max at least stands out in one very notable way: it’s so much larger. The Max has a 6.5-inch screen, making it a bigger phone than even the latest model in Samsung’s famously large Galaxy Note line. Apple Expands iPhone X Range, with Bigger, Cheaper Models.

Apple Expands iPhone X Range, with Bigger, Cheaper Models

The event just wrapped up, and Apple has let us out into a demo area with phones to check out. Our initial impression: they feel similar to the iPhone X. Build quality is, of course, up to Apple’s standards. Neither the new, more durable glass nor the steel rails feel any more slippery than before, and a quick snap of a photo shows that it is fast — though we need to do more testing to really know anything definitive.

According to some happy customers


The screen and glass are apparently better than on last year’s phone, but not so much so that I would upgrade for either on their own. The hands-on area was also a little too loud to really get a sense of the new stereo speakers. But look: these are the most high-quality phones I’ve touched, which is one of those things that is expected of new iPhones, and it’s good to just be able to say that Apple delivered.

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In shops from 21 September

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are available for pre-order from 14 September in more than 30 countries and will be in shops from 21 September. Over 25 more countries will get the phone from 28 September. They are available in the colours silver, space grey and gold. The iPhone XR goes on pre-sale 19 October and will be in shops from 26 October. It comes in the colours black, white, coral, yellow, red or blue.

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