IPhone XS, XS Max: First Impression

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Ultimately, your iPhone will cost the same as if you bought it elsewhere - the iPhone Xs costs $999, while the Xs Max starts at $1,099 - but the price of admission is now higher than ever.

We got to test the phone out in person, and reckon the display (which lands right in the middle, size-wise, of the iPhone Xs and Xs Max) might not reach the dizzying heights of OLED, but it remains a attractive smartphone display in its own right. When you buy an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch from the carrier, you'll also be eligible to receive a 25% discount off selected Beats products.

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

I've been using Moment lenses with my iPhone X pretty much all year and they're absolutely incredible.

The cheapest iPhone is now the iPhone 7, which starts at $US449. The iPhone X was nowhere to be seen, along with the iPhone 6S and the smaller iPhone SE. The last time it discontinued an iPhone model a year after announcing it was the iPhone 5, released in 2012 and canned in 2013. The XS comes with a better chip under the hood and is more water-resistant, but for most people the differences will feel incremental.

Mandatory down payments on the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max will have you forking over from $279.99 to as much as $729.99 toward the purchase of Apple's new flagships. Both factors that should conserve energy in comparison.

T3 will imminently be reviewing the iPhone XS in full, so be sure to check back in soon for our official verdict. The XR has a 6.1-inch screen, which lands it right between the XS and XS Max in terms of size. "An extra 5 to 10 percent sales tax rate will be tacked on in the states depending where you reside, but at most, a U.S. resident is paying $1,099 for a base model iPhone XS with tax included".

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