Apple iPhone XS
Welcome to the big screens.
Same. But different. And yet the same. The iPhones are masters at being that, especially the S series. What Apple obviously can’t do is come up with clever names. Worse, the XS may as well go down in history as the worst labeled phone ever. Two letters but one is a Roman numeral. What could go wrong?
The iPhone XS is here, like it or not. And it’s the best iPhone ever made if anyone had doubts that Apple will make a worse device this year. It’s the fastest, the prettiest, the sturdiest, the most luxurious, the most skilled, the most expensive. And yet, it’s the same iPhone. But you can buy it in golden color now, so people could know it’s different.
Jokes aside, the S has always meant Speed in Apple’s universe, and the iPhone XS is the bearer of the next generation Apple chip – the A12 Bionic. It’s the first (available) system-on-chip made by the high-tech 7nm manufacturing process, offers a 15% faster processor and 50% faster graphics. But the highlight of the A12 is the second-gen NPU that can do 5 trillion operations per second, a massive improvement for the machine-learning scene.
Apple also made some significant improvements with the main camera – there is a new sensor with bigger pixels, a new signal processor, Smart HDR, adjustable bokeh post-shooting, and stereo audio in videos! Wow! Okay, we may be going overboard with this one, but what we mean is that it’s good to see Apple catch up with them Pixels.
In addition to the new A12 chip and new camera, the iPhone XS also has digital video stabilization for the front camera, better stereo speakers, faster LTE, dual-SIM, better water resistance, and tougher glass panels.
What’s still the same – design and looks, the notched OLED screen, the telephoto camera, Face ID, battery capacity, and while the camera department has some new tricks, as far as numbers are concerned – it’s still the same.