iPhone X, iPhone Xs, iPhone XR and iPhone Xs Max: The difference

By Mutala Yakubu

iPhones are now the trend when it comes to smartphones. It is the wish of many to use an iPhone but the expensive nature of the gadget hinders a lot of people from owning one.


The new iPhone Xs iPhone XR, iPhone X and iPhone Xs Max seem to be confusing users as to the difference between them.

Aside from the shapes, one may find it extremely difficult to know the difference that exists between all the four phones.
Let's take a closer look at the four new iPhones.

The iPhone XS retains the familiar design of the iPhone X, including a 5.8-inch OLED display and stainless-steel sides.

Apple also offers a larger version of the XS with a 6.5-inch OLED display called the iPhone XS Max. With a footprint about the same size as the iPhone 8 Plus (the 8 Plus however has a 5.5-inch LCD display), the iPhone XS Max has the largest display found on any iPhone.

The iPhone XS and XS Max come in silver, space gray and gold. Apple opted for more of a straw-coloured gold this time than for previous more goldy gold iPhone models.

Then, there's the iPhone XR, which has a 6.1-inch LCD display and an aluminium and glass body instead of the stainless steel and glass of the XS and XS Max.

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The iPhone XR comes in white, black, coral, yellow, blue and red (Product Red) and costs $749, £749 or AU$1,229. That's $50, £50 or AU$150 more than the iPhone 8 cost when it launched last year. The XR's colours are a callback to the iPhone 5C.

The iPhone XS, like last year's iPhone X, starts at $999, £999 or AU$1,629 for a 64GB model, while the iPhone XS Max costs $1,099, £1,099 or AU$1,799 for 64GB.

All three new phones have a new A12 Bionic processor that Apple claims is 15 percent faster than last year's A11 chip in the iPhone X.

The iPhone XR has a single rear camera, and the XS and XS Max both have dual rear cameras like the iPhone X.