Meet the New iPhones - XS, XS Max and XR

Apple fans, rejoice! The next generation of iPhones has officially been dropped, with preorders starting on September 14th. With one of the largest phones (iPhone or otherwise) to date entering the lineup, plus two other options to choose from, Apple customers will have plenty to choose from this year. The mid-sized and budget-friendly iPhone XR, the iPhone XS and the massive iPhone XS Max all take cues from the now-discontinued iPhone X of last year, but not to worry. These new phones take the beloved iPhone X to the next level. Both the XS and XS Max bear a striking resemblance to the iPhone X, with several much-anticipated updates included, while the iPhone XR takes a few cues from the iPhone X, but is more affordable and comes in a variety of great new colors, reminiscent of the iPhone 5C. Think one of these new iPhones might be your next phone purchase or upgrade? Check out the most common questions and answers below to learn about pricing, specs, features, preorder deals and more!

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  1. How much does the new iPhone XS Max cost?
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    The iPhone XS Max, the biggest of the three new iPhones this year, starts at $1,099 for the 64GB version and goes up from there if you choose either the 256GB or 512GB versions.

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  2. How big is the screen on the iPhone XS Max?
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    The iPhone XS Max boasts one of the largest smartphone screens yet, with an impressive Super Retina HD all-screen OLED Multi-Touch display (2688 x 1242 resolution and 458 PPI).

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  3. What are the biggest differences between the XS and the XS Max?
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    The notable differences between the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max are the size and the battery life, with the XS Max lasting about an hour and a half longer than the iPhone X. Features such as processor, camera and build quality are essentially the same between the two phones.

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  4. How much does the new iPhone XS cost?
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    The iPhone XS will start at $999 for the 64GB version and go up from there if you choose the 256GB or the 512GB version.

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  5. How big is the screen on the iPhone XS?
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    The smallest of the iPhones this year is the iPhone XS, which features a 5.8-inch Super Retina HD display (2436 x 1125 resolution and 458 PPI) paired with an OLED Multi-Touch screen.

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  6. What makes the iPhone XR different than the XS or XS Max?
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    The iPhone XR is built with aluminum, rather than the stainless steel as seen on the other two phones. It also features a single 12-MP camera on the back, as opposed to the dual-camera setup seen on the XS and XS Max, and uses a "Liquid Retina" (LCD) display, rather than OLED. The iPhone XR still features the same lightning-fast A12 Bionic chip and software features as the other two phones, however, making this budget-friendly iPhone an excellent option, and hardly a subpar phone!

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  7. How much does the iPhone XR cost?
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    The most budget-friendly iPhone this year, the iPhone XR, starts at just $749 and goes up if you choose the 128GB or 256GB version.

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  8. How big is the screen on the iPhone XR?
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    The iPhone XR is in the middle range between the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max, with a 6.1-inch “Liquid Retina” display (1792x828 resolution and 326 PPI). It should be noted that the iPhone XR does not have the 3D Touch, and instead uses a "Haptic Touch" feature.

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  9. When do preorders begin for the new iPhones?
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    Preorders for the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max begin on September 14th, with shipments starting on September 21st. The iPhone XR has a bit of a longer delay, with preorders starting on October 19th and shipments starting on October 26th.

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  10. What preorder deals are available for the new iPhones?
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    While preorder deal information is still gradually being released, there are a few deals ready to go right now. First, Apple is offering up to $525 for an iPhone X through its GiveBack program, which can be applied toward the purchase of your new iPhone. Older iPhones also qualify, but for a lower payout. Sam’s Club also has a great preorder deal for the XS and XS Max, with a $100 gift card being offered to anyone who purchases and activates an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max with AT&T, Sprint or Verizon between September 21st and September 23rd. Stay tuned as more preorder deals are announced in the coming days!

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