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?
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.
- 6.5-inch OLED display.
- Gold, silver or space grey finishes.
- No headphone jack adaptor in the box.
- Dual-lens camera with focus adjustment.
- Apple A12 Bionic for up to 50% performance boost.
- Gigabit capable.
- Dual SIM, but probably not for Australia.
- 90 minutes more battery life than the iPhone X.
- 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.
|Display size (inches)||6.5|
|Display resolution (pixels)||2688 x 1242|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||458|
|Battery size (mAh)|
|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|
|Network category speed||Category 16|
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