Apple today launched all three new iPhones share Apple’s latest A12 Bionic processor, a 7nm chip that, according to the company, represents a breakthrough in mobile computational power. Its two performance cores (which handle intensive tasks) are “up to 15 percent faster” than the iPhone X
The new iPhone XS and XS Max will have dual SIM capabilities, with a special edition for the Chinese market that contains a SIM tray which holds two physical cards. For users outside China, however, the new iPhone devices will support eSIM. While there are many benefits to eSIM, the nascent technology hasn’t seen wide adoption yet.
Right now only 9 countries supports eSIM inclusive of Austria, Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, India, Spain, the UK, and the US.
IPHONE XSThe 64GB model is $999, or $50 per month for 24 months with Apple’s iPhone Upgrade ProgramFor an XS with 256GB of storage, the outright cost is $1,149, or $56 per month through the Upgrade ProgramAt the top of the pricing spectrum for the XS, the 512GB model costs $1,349 all at once, or $64.50 per month for 24 months
IPHONE XS MAX The 64GB model costs $100 more than the smaller XS, starting at $1,099 outright, or $54 per month through Apple’s Upgrade ProgramA 256GB configuration costs $1,249 all at once, or $60 per month for 24 monthsFinally, the 512GB XS Max costs a whopping $1,449 outright, or $69 per month via the Upgrade Program
IPHONE XR If you are looking to spend a little less on the latest iPhone hardware, you’ll have to wait until after the XS and XS Max enjoy their collective moment in the spotlight. Preorders for the XR open up on October 19th, and launch day for the cheaper iPhone will be October 26th. The price for the iPhone XR will start at $749 for the 64GB model, and it will move up to $849 to double the storage capacity to 128GB. If you want to max it out at 256GB of internal storage, the total price will be $899.