The two phones are nearly identical in design and features, with the XS being a refinement of last year's phone.
Similarly, battery replacement for the freshly-announced iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone XR will cost $69 once those phones lose their warranties beginning next year. The iPhone 7 now starts at £449/$449, and the 7 Plus at £569/$569. The 5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max feature Super Retina displays, a faster and improved dual camera system, the first 7-nanometer chip in a smartphone among other features. Further, the rear wide-angle lens, True Tone flash, and True Depth camera on the iPhone XR are identical to those found on the iPhone XS, so the only difference from a photography point of view appears to be the lack of the second telephoto lens. People storing albums upon albums of home movies will prefer the 512GB option that the iPhone XS and XS Max offer.
3D Touch: There's no more 3D Touch, which means you won't press in to launch apps or see widgets. Photogs that are upgrading to the iPhone XS Max or iPhone XR can also pre-order the new Photo Case for those devices starting today. Apple gave us cryptic guidance like "it lasts 90 minutes longer than the iPhone 8 Plus".
Apple's iPhone XR pricing strategy shows the company is pushing users onto a more secure authentication, signaling that Apple Pay enhancements are coming, Goldman Sachs says. With the iPhone XR, which comes in yellow, coral, blue and red as well as black and white, the color is already baked into the phone (but you'll probably want a clear case for your glass-backed phone anyway). Gareth recons that the lower price will make the iPhone XR the best selling new iPhone revealed this year. If you're an iPhone 6s devotee, you can still buy the devices through your carrier, or find refurbished versions online.