Apple iPhone XS Max: Pricing, features and specifications compared

Apple's iPhone XS Max has the biggest screen, biggest battery and fastest processor that Apple has put into an iPhone.

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    What is the iPhone XS Max?

    Apple's biggest, boldest and by far most expensive phone builds on the model pioneered by the Apple iPhone X, alongside the smaller and slightly less expensive iPhone XS.


    Apple iPhone XS Max 2018 at a glance
    When will the Apple iPhone XS Max 2018 come out? Launched on 12 September 2018, pre-orders from 14 September 2018 with availability from 21 September 2018.
    What’s new about the Apple iPhone XS Max 2018? Colourful designs, Apple A12 Fusion processor, 6.5-inch OLED display, improved battery performance.
    How much will the Apple iPhone XS Max 2018 cost? $1,799 (64GB), $2,049 (256GB) $2,369 (512GB).

    The iPhone XS Max is Apple's biggest smartphone and while it will cost you a fair amount, you're getting a lot of phone in return.

    Apple has always sold itself as a premium aspirational brand and with the launch of the Apple iPhone XS Max, it's cementing its place in the high-cost, brand-aware segment of the smartphone buyer's market. Not everyone will be able to (or want to) meet its stiff asking price, but Apple's very much pitching it as a "magical" device with all new power, both in a processing and battery sense.

    Design

    • 6.5-inch OLED display.
    • Gold, silver or space grey finishes.
    • No headphone jack adaptor in the box.

    Camera

    • Dual-lens camera with focus adjustment.

    Performance

    • Apple A12 Bionic for up to 50% performance boost.
    • Gigabit capable.
    • Dual SIM, but probably not for Australia.

    Battery life

    • 90 minutes more battery life than the iPhone X.

    Early outlook

    • An iPhone to show off with.

    Pricing and availability

    • Available outright from Apple from 21 September for $1,799 (64GB), $2,049 (256GB) $2,369 (512GB).
    • Also expected availability through Telstra, Optus and Vodafone on contract.

    The official announcement of the iPhone XS Max took place in the US on 12 September 2018 at 10am, which equated out to early on 13 September here in Australia AEST. Apple announced pre-orders going live from 14 September, with pricing at $1,799 for the 64GB model, $2,049 for the 256GB and a hefty $2,369 for the 512GB variant.

    The iPhone XS Max will also be available on contract terms from Telstra, Optus and Vodafone, but we're waiting on full contract pricing at the time of writing.

    Apple iPhone XS Max

    Apple's biggest premium phone

    The iPhone XS Max provides a huge Super Retina display, A12 Fusion processor and high-end dual cameras, along with the power of iOS 12.

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    OS iOS 12
    Display size (inches) 6.5
    Display resolution (pixels) 2688 x 1242
    Pixels per inch (PPI) 458
    Processor Apple A12
    Height (mm) 157.5
    Width (mm) 77.4
    Depth (mm) 7.7
    Weight (g) 208
    Battery size (mAh)
    Wireless charging Qi
    Internal storage 64GB
    256GB
    512GB
    MicroSD expansion N/A
    Fingerprint scanner Yes
    RAM
    Water resistance IP68
    Rear camera (1) resolution 12
    Rear camera (1) aperture 1.8
    Rear camera (2) resolution 12
    Rear camera (2) aperture 2.4
    Rear camera (3) resolution
    Rear camera (3) aperture
    Front camera (1) resolution 7
    Front camera (1) aperture 2.2
    Front camera (2) resolution
    Front camera (2) aperture
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
    Network category speed Category 16
    NFC support Yes
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    Updated September 21st, 2018
    Name Product Processor type Display size Display resolution Internal storage
    Apple A12
    6.1
    1792 x 828
    64GB
    128GB
    256GB
    Apple A12 Bionic
    5.8
    2436x1125
    64GB
    256GB
    512GB
    Apple A12
    6.5
    2688 x 1242
    64GB
    256GB
    512GB
    A11
    5.8
    2436 x 1125
    64GB
    256GB
    A11
    4.7
    1334 x 750
    64GB
    256GB
    A11
    5.5
    1920 x 1080
    64GB
    256GB
    A10
    4.7
    1334 x 750
    32GB
    128GB
    256GB
    A10
    5.5
    1920 x 1080
    32GB
    128GB
    256GB
    A9
    4
    1136 x 640
    32GB
    128GB
    A9
    5.5
    1920 x 1080
    32GB
    128GB
    A9
    4.7
    1334 x 750
    32GB
    128GB
    A8
    4.7
    1334 x 750
    16GB
    32GB
    64GB
    128GB

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