The New iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

Today during Apple’s keynote they announced the latest iPhone models.

The iPhone X was the top-selling smartphone that Apple has made so it’s no wonder their new models are inspired by it. The one major take away all of us at 3RD SENSE are excited about is the A12 Bionic chip CPU.

This phones processor is so incredibly quick, allowing us to develop more interesting, more dynamic digital products and applications. If there was ever a time to consider an upgrade, or an entirely new app, this phone will ship on October 21, 2018.

AR or Alternate Reality refers to using the phones camera to impose objects so they might appear like they’re in the real world. See the image to the right for an example of Galaga AR.

Galaga AR was announced at the event

Galaga AR was announced at the event

Apple is trying to position this new line of phones as the go to for AR experiences. Apple said the A12 Bionic is key to better powering new AR experiences due to its greater processing speeds and reduced power consumption, which developers can expect to see more of in iOS 12.

As with any new device the adoption rate of apps and games is huge, immediately after release. Folks want to try out the newest and best apps on their new phone, reinstalling old ones and discovering new functions.

Here are the key specs for the largest phone, the Xs Max:

  • iOS 12 OS

  • A12 Bionic chip CPU

  • 6.5-inch Super Retina HD display

  • 2436 x 1125‑pixel resolution at 458 ppi

  • 4GB RAM

  • 64/256/512 GB storage

  • Dual 12MP rear and 7MP front cameras

  • 4K video recording

  • Face ID

  • Battery lasts up to an hour and a half longer than the iPhone X (working on getting the mAh at the time of writing)

  • 157.5 mm mm x 77.4 mm x 7.7 mm, 177 grams

  • Gold, space grey and silver options

In Australia the 64GB comes in at $1,799, the 256GB and $2,049 and the 512GB at $2,369.

The XR is mostly the same. Smaller resolution screen, smaller size and only one 12-megapixel camera. Similar to the iPhone 5c a few years back, is the mass-consumer model and comes in six colour options: white, blue, coral, black, yellow and red.

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