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iPhone Xs, Xs Max, & Xr: Here’s What You Need to Know

Three new iPhone models are unveiled at Apple’s big event.

Jeremy Proome



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Apple unveiled three new iPhone models at their annual event this week (as expected), namely the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and a more affordable iteration, the iPhone Xr.

iPhone Xs & Xs Max

The new top-end model, the iPhone Xs Max, features a steel body, 6.5-inch, edge-to-edge OLED display, Face ID unlock, and a new A12 Bionic 7nm chip, which is said to be more powerful than last year’s iPhone X’s. The iPhone Xs is a more standard-sized device, with a 5.8-inch display, but with all the same technical trimmings.

Both devices also feature dual-cameras on the back – 12MP wide camera and a 12MP telephoto camera – along with a 7MP front-facing shooter, for some high-quality selfies and Facetiming, of course. The two phones also feature dual-SIM support through the combination of a nano-SIM and eSIM,

As for storage sizes, the iPhone Xs Max and Xs will come in 64, 256, and 512GB variants, and will be available from 28 September 2018.

iPhone Xr

In addition to the two high-end devices, a lower-priced device was announced, too. The iPhone Xr is essentially a streamlined and slightly-stripped down aluminium-body version of last year’s iPhone X model. It features a 6.1-inch LCD display, Face ID unlock, A12 Bionic chipset, a 12MP camera, and a 7MP front-facing camera; so the real difference is the lack of dual-rear cameras and body structure.

iPhone Xr also boasts dual-SIM support through the combination of a nano-SIM and eSIM, and comes in 64, 128, and 256GB variants.

The iPhone Xr will be available from 19 October 2018.


iPhone Xs

  • iPhone Xs 64GB – R21,999
  • iPhone Xs 256GB – R24,999
  • iPhone Xs 512GB – R29,999

iPhone Xs Max

  • iPhone Xs Max 64GB – R23,999
  • iPhone Xs Max 256GB – R26,999
  • iPhone Xs Max 512GB – R31,999

iPhone Xr

  • iPhone Xr 64GB – $749 (local pricing TBC)
  • iPhone Xr 128GB – $799 (local pricing TBC)
  • iPhone Xr 256GB – $899 (local pricing TBC)

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