On September 12th, Apple will hold its next big iPhone launch event. During this event, if rumors are true, we will be introduced to three new iPhones--the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and a cheaper 6.1" iPhone with an LCD screen (rumored to be the new iPhone 9?).
But, when will these phones be released? For what price? And what are the specs? Find out the latest rumors below!
If real, the above photo shows the new iPhone XS (top) and the iPhone XS Plus (bottom) in gold.
Two of the new iPhones rumored feature an OLED screen--the 5.8" iPhone XS and the 6.5" iPhone XS Max. In comparison, the cheaper 6.1" iPhone will only feature an LCD screen. You'll also be able to find both versions of the iPhone XS available in a new gold color, which is sure to be a hit this year. With a faster processor, longer battery life, and bigger OLED display, these new batches of iPhones take last years iPhone X to a new level.
Following the trends of previous iPhones, we can determine a few things regarding when the iPhone XS will be available for purchase. For one, Apple typically launches new iPhones on a Friday, about one to two weeks after it is unveiled on stage. This means the following timeline is most likely to occur:
As techradar predicts, preorders for the new iPhone should be available at 12am Pacific on September 14th. You can expect preorders to sell out fast, so make sure to get yours as soon as possible.
Rumors suggest that Apple will retail the 5.8" iPhone XS for $800 to $900 and the 6.5" iPhone XS for $900 to $1,000. However, as techradar also points out, the iPhone XS may actually inherit the $999 price tag of the iPhone X 64GB. This would make the iPhone XS Max much more expensive (typically $100 or more), making it retail for around $1,199. Luckily, Apple is rumored to be stripping down the features of the cheaper 6.1" model, keeping the costs low, and bringing the price tag to under $700--which puts it on par with the more affordable iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
Rumors point to all three iPhones utilizing the A12 chip, which is an upgrade to the A11 Bionic chip used in last year's iPhone models. Here is a quick run-through of the rumored specs:
Unfortunately, we do not know much about the new camera.However, rumors suggest that both sizes of the iPhone XS will have a dual-lens rear camera, while the cheaper 6.1" iPhone may only have a single-lens rear camera. You can expect the dual-lens camera to take photos in 12MP, with one telephoto lens and one normal lens, both lenses utilizing optical image stabilization. You can also expect all the new iPhones to employ a TrueDepth camera on the front, since none of the phones will have a Touch ID home button.
Analysts predict that the new 6.5" iPhone XS Max battery will be 25% bigger than the iPhone X, while the 5.8" iPhone XS battery should see a smaller increase of only 10%. However, both options do mean a longer battery life. Leaks also suggest that charging your new phone will be much faster as well, because a fast charger will be included in the box (unlike previous iPhones which sold the fast charger as a seperate purchase).
Are you excited for the new batch of iPhones? Which one are you more likely to buy? Leave a comment below.