Apple announces iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, less expensive iPhone XR in phone line revamp

At its annual September event, Apple introduced three new iPhone models the iPhone XS (pronounced "ten-ess" not "ex-ess"), iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR (pronounced "ten-are" not "ex-are"). The new models are successors to last year's iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

As rumors anticipated, the new models ditch the home button in favor of the iPhone X's edge-to-edge display with Face ID facial recognition replacing the Touch ID fingerprint scanner.

All three phones have the company's faster A12 Bionic processors and are water resistant. Storage will start at 64GB on all models, with other options available including a 256GB option for the top XR phone and a 512GB option for the top XS line.

iPhone XS and XS Max

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are the two premium iPhones and direct successors to last year's popular iPhone X. Similar to the iPhone X, the iPhone XS has a 5.8-inch OLED display.

The XS Max can be equated to a "Plus" sized device, packing a supersized 6.5-inch OLED screen into a phone that is roughly the same size as Apple's previous Plus devices, which had 5.5-inch screens.

iPhone XS and XS Max

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are the two premium iPhones and direct successors to last year's popular iPhone X. Similar to the iPhone X, the iPhone XS has a 5.8-inch OLED display.

The XS Max can be equated to a "Plus" sized device, packing a supersized 6.5-inch OLED screen into a phone that is roughly the same size as Apple's previous Plus devices, which had 5.5-inch screens.

iPhone XR

In addition to the new premium XS line, the more colorful XR looks to bring the iPhone X design to a cheaper price point.

With a 6.1-inch LCD display, lower quality than the XS devices' premium OLED panels, and a single 12-megapixel rear camera it skimps on several of the iPhone XS lines bells and whistles.

While the 6.1-inch display seems large, with the reduced bezels above and below the display the phone will be slightly smaller than a traditional "Plus" iPhone and only slightly larger than the 5.8-inch iPhone XS.

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