Apple iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max Pre-Orders Are Now Live

We have a whole post on pre-ordering your iPhone XS or XS Max. Were you on the fence about the new iPhones and Apple Watch Series 4, but now feel like you should place an order after all?

For now, it's a race between Apple and Huawei to see which of the two companies can be the first to launch a commercial 7nm SoC: Huawei's Kirin 980 will appear in its first device at some as-yet unspecified time in October, while the new iPhone models featuring Apple's A12 Bionic are scheduled for launch on October 26th with pre-orders opening on October 19th. The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are the high-end mobile devices having a 5.8 inch and 6.5 inch OLED super retina displays.

Design-wise TechRadar's Gareth Beavis says that next to the iPhone XS the new iPhone XR is "not quite as attractive", pointing out its thicker bezels and drawing your attention to the fact that its edges aren't made out of the same premium-feeling materials.

The phone has a single 12MP rear sensor, rather than the two on the XS and XS Max, while the front comes installed with a TrueDepth camera for facial unlocking and selfies. Pricing starts at $599 for the GPS versions and $749 for GPS + Cellular.

Luckily, if you owned a previous iPhone that came with a wired dongle, you can still use that with the new Apple handsets.

The bigger question is whether you consider the iPhone XR's $750 a reasonable price for a new iPhone that isn't its top flagship.

Release date: The iPhone XR will be available in three different variants - 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. Techradar's Apple iPhone XR hands on can be enjoyed in full, at a time that suits you, right now.

The third iPhone announced on Wednesday, the "affordable" iPhone XR, is coming a bit later; pre-orders start on October 19, and shipments will commence on October 26.

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