iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, amazing Apple devicesDale Davies ▼ | Friday September 14, 2018 9:49AM ET
Technology Apple is bringing dual-SIM functionality to its iPhones for the first time
The new iPhones are available for preorder and the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are already selling out. They are the best iPhones Apple ever made.
READ MOREApple is bringing dual-SIM functionality to its iPhones for the first time, with the new handsets able to support eSIM in addition to having a nano SIM slot. eSIM means "embedded SIM," and it's a piece of hardware which acts like a SIM card but saves you having to physically swap cards – instead you download software to the phone to change your plan or carrier. You'll use a QR code to upgrade it, and in the future apps may be developed where you can download it from a carrier and sign up from within it.
The 5.8-inch iPhone Xs and 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max feature stunning Super Retina displays, a faster and improved dual camera system that offers breakthrough photo and video features, the first 7-nanometer chip in a smartphone — the A12 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine — faster Face ID, an wider stereo sound. The these Super Retina displays with a custom OLED design support Dolby Vision and HDR10 and have iOS system-wide color management.
iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max offer a million-to-one contrast ratio with remarkable brightness and true blacks while showing 60 percent greater dynamic range in HDR photos. iPhone Xs Max delivers a more immersive experience with over 3 million pixels, offering the largest display ever in an iPhone in a footprint similar to iPhone 8 Plus. The OLED screen is simply stunning on Apple's largest phone. It's gigantic at 6.5 inches, and provides quite the immersive experience, especially with movies and games.
The OLED panel on the iPhone XS Max has a resolution of 2688 x 1242 pixels, giving it the same density as the smaller iPhone XS at 458ppi. Apps can now work in split mode, much like they do on the Plus versions of previous iPhones. Apple has improved its camera software by introducing a new Smart HDR mode with zero shutter lag. This allows the iPhone to capture multiple images, and, by teaming the camera sensor with the AI neural processing unit, select and combine the best bits from each frame to produce a single perfectly exposed image. ■
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