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The iPhone XS, XS Max, XR and Apple Watch 4 Hands-On

Today at Apples iPhone launch event, we saw the unveiling of three new iPhones as well as the Apple Watch Series 4. We go into more detail about the specifications of the new phones in our separate announcement article. Least to say, the new phones are a major upgrade in terms of their hardware capabilities, and also mark the across-the-board adoption of the iPhone X design for the entire iPhone product line.

I had a bit of hands-on time with the new phones at the event, and I was able to come away with a few impressions of the new models.

One thing that’s pretty evident is that the iPhone XS’ and the XR are pretty much successors to the iPhone X, as they adopt the same design language as their predecessors, along with Apple’s take on “edge-to-edge” displays and the notch design.

In terms of size, there’s quite a bit of mixup in the product line. The new iPhone XS replaces the iPhone 8 as the smallest available phone from Apple, yet this smaller unit is actually identical in size the iPhone X. Essentially this means that Apple no longer offers a really small form-factor phone unless you go with last generation’s units.

Indeed, just looking at the exterior of the phones you would be hard pressed to differentiate between the iPhone X and iPhone XS, and upon closer inspection there’s only two differentiating features between the two units. On the bottom of the phone there’s now only three instead of six holes on the left side. As a reminder only the right holes actually output sound from the speaker, while the left ones hide the bottom microphone. Instead Apple added one more antenna line here, and this feature is mirrored at the top right corner of the phone as well. We don’t know yet as to what the two new antennas are for, other than they’re there for better reception.

Otherwise the front of the iPhone XS remains essentially identical to the iPhone X. I do find it a bit unfortunate that Apple decided not to iterate on the bezels and possibly make them smaller, as that would have been a great change and given a better “edge-to-edge” effect.

Apple put a lot of emphasis on the screen size of the iPhone XS Max – and I think it’s well warranted. The larger variation of the phone has the same physical footprint as the iPhone 8 Plus and prior Plus variants, however the XS Max just offers a lot more screen real estate thanks to the edge-to-edge design. This results in a device that’s a lot more fit among the 2018 competition than what we’ve seen last year.

The iPhone XS and XS Max otherwise don’t have any new external features differentiating from what we’ve seen in last year’s X. The camera housing is very much identical, even though the CMOS sensors have been upgraded.

While it was quite hard to evaluate this on-location with the very noisy crowd, the new speakers definitely sounded a lot louder and showcased better depth to them than what I’ve seen on the iPhone X. Here Apple seems to have done a lot to improve their speakers, and it seems 2018 will be remembered as a year where phone manufacturers tried in earnest to improve their external speaker sound quality.

The iPhone XR – What I think will be the most popular

Along the XS and the XS Max, Apple also introduced the iPhone XR, which is a lower priced phone that keeps an LCD display versus the higher end OLED found on the XS line. Here Apple actually introduced a new form-factor that’s in-between the XS and the XS Max. Unfortunately Apple didn’t have all three phones side-by-side, but here’s it showcased alongside last year’s iPhone X.

Overall I was a lot more impressed by the iPhone XR than I had expected, and I do think it gives the iPhone XS & XS Max a good run for their money.

Now make no mistake, it’s still very much an LCD screen and this can be seen by the inferior viewing angles. But for an LCD it was still excellent and I saw no faults in the panel itself. Though it did end up with a lower resolution than I was expecting from a phone of its size.

On the back of the phone we have a similar design to the iPhone 8 – a glass back which enables wireless charging and a single camera. Here the iPhone XR doesn’t adopt the secondary telephoto module that its siblings employ.

In terms of build quality, I found the aluminium band of the XR to be nicer than the steel band of the iPhone XS’s. Though perhaps it’s just my subjective opinion, as I’m not too great a fan of glossy frames (something I had also commented on with other devices this year).

Where the XR definitely beats the XS is in terms of phone body colour options. Reminiscent of the colour options for the iPhone SE, I find the options offered for the XR to be a fresh breath of air for Apple. And the blue, yellow, red, and coral colours are definitely very attractive additions to the white and black variants that are traditionally available. Gold is the only version that the XS models are going to have to themselves in this regard.

Overall I suspect that the iPhone XR will be the phone of choice for the vast majority of people, especially as the $250 lower price tag is well worth giving up a few features.

The Apple Watch Series 4

The new Apple Watch was today’s first announcement, and it seems a positively great improvement in every aspect. The new variant comes in 40 or 44mm size variants, and the key feature of the new models is that they have a larger screen filling up more of the watch front – increasing the display-to-body ratio.

The screen seemed excellent and there’s definitely a lot more space, allowing for more information to be visible to the user.  

Among other design changes, the microphone has been moved to the right side of the watch, between the button and the crown dial. Apple did this to improve the speaker of the watch – making it a lot louder now – as well as to enable better separation of recorded audio and to avoid echos.

The crown has also been updated and now includes haptic (clicky) feedback. The feedback isn’t mechanical but is achieved through a vibration motor of the watch itself. Still it’s very convincing and serves the watch well.

On the back of the watch we have a similar design to past Apple Watches – which actually is a positive as the new watch is fully compatible with existing bands. The heart-rate monitor has seen an upgrade, but the most interesting aspect of the new watch is its ability to measure electrocardiograms. Here the user just wears the watch normally, and just has to touch the crown to create a closed loop, formed with your arms across your heart.

Much of the same, but improved details

Overall the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR are very much the successors to the iPhone X. Here what Apple has done is to bring last year’s design to a wider audience. However the prices of the XS models are a bit of a concern, as Apple's pricing really raises the bar in terms of the most expensive phones. With this latest generation of phones, we're looking at a whopping $1449 for the highest priced version.

Consequently, thanks in particular to its lower $749 starting price, I expect that the iPhone XR is going to be a much more successful and accessible device.

But with all of that said, there was also plenty that we didn't get to do with the new iPhones during our limited hands-on time. A lot of the improvements in the new iPhones are in the actual hardware powering the phones, and as is usually the case, we weren’t able to run any benchmarks during the hands-on. So we’ll have to wait for the upcoming review to address matters such as the new 7nm A12 chip.  

The iPhone XS, XS Max, XR and Apple Watch 4 Hands-On

Today at Apples iPhone launch event, we saw the unveiling of three new iPhones as well as the Apple Watch Series 4. We go into more detail about the specifications of the new phones in our separate announcement article. Least to say, the new phones are a major upgrade in terms of their hardware capabilities, and also mark the across-the-board adoption of the iPhone X design across the whole product line.

I had a bit of hand-on time with the new phones at the event, and was able to take away a few impressions on the new units.

I had a bit of hand-on time with the new phones at the event, and was able to take away a few impressions on the new units.

One thing that’s pretty evident is that the iPhone XS’ and the XR are pretty much successors to the iPhone X, as they adopt the same design language as their predecessors, along with Apple’s take on “edge-to-edge” displays and the notch design.

In terms of size, there’s quite a bit of mixup in the product line. The new iPhone XS replaces the iPhone 8 as the smallest available phone from Apple, yet this smaller unit is actually identical in size the iPhone X. Effectively this means that Apple no longer offers a really small form-factor unless you go with last generation’s units.

Indeed, just looking at the exterior of the phones you would be hard pressed to differentiate between the iPhone X and iPhone XS, and upon closer inspection there’s only two differentiating features between the two units. On the bottom of the phone there’s now only three instead of six holes on the left side. As a reminder only the right holes actually output sound from the speaker, while the left ones hide the bottom microphone. Instead Apple added one more antenna line here, and this feature is mirrored at the top right corner of the phone as well. We don’t know yet as to what the two new antennas are for, other than they’re there for better reception.

The front of the iPhone XS remains essentially identical to the iPhone X – I do find it a bit unfortunate that Apple decided not to iterate on the bezels and possibly make them smaller, as that would have been a great change and given a better “edge-to-edge” effect.

Apple put a lot of emphasis on the screen size of the iPhone XS Max – and I think it’s well warranted. The new bigger variation of the phones has the same physical footprint as the iPhone 8 Plus and prior Plus variants, however the Xs Max just offers a lot more display thanks to the edge-to-edge design, resulting in a device that’s a lot more fit among the 2018 competition than what we’ve seen last year.

The iPhone XS and XS Max otherwise don’t have any new external features differentiating from what we’ve seen in last year’s X. The camera housing is very much identical, even though the CMOS sensors have been upgraded.

While it was quite hard to evaluate this on-location with the very noisy crowd, the new speakers definitely sounded a lot louder and showcasing better depth to them than what I’ve seen on the iPhone X. Here Apple seems to have done a lot improvement and it seems 2018 will be a year to be remembered where phone manufacturers in earnest try to improve their external speaker sound quality.

The iPhone XR – What I think will be the most popular

Along the XS and the XS Max, Apple also introduced the iPhone XR, which is a lower priced phone that keeps an LCD display versus the higher end OLED found on the XS line. Here Apple actually introduced a new form-factor that’s in-between the XS and the XS Max. Unfortunately Apple didn’t have all three phones side-by-side, but here’s it showcased alongside last year’s iPhone X.

Overall I was a lot more impressed by the iPhone XR than I had expected, and I do think it gives the iPhone XS’ a good run for their money.

It’s still very much and LCD screen and this can be seen by the inferior viewing angles, but for an LCD it was still very much excellent and I saw no faults – besides a quite lower resolution than I had expected from a phone of its size.

On the back of the phone we have a similar design to the iPhone 8 – a glass back which enables wireless charging and a single camera. Here the iPhone XR doesn’t adopt the secondary telephoto module that its siblings employ.

In terms of build-quality, I found the aluminium of the XR nicer than the steel of the iPhone XS’s. Maybe it’s just my subjective opinion as I’m not too great a fan of glossy frames, something I had also commented on other devices this year.

Where the XR definitely beats the XS’ is in terms of colour options. Reminiscent of the colour options of the iPhone SE, I find the options offered on the XR to be a fresh breath of air for Apple and the blue, yellow, red and coral colours are definitely very attractive, on top of the white and black variants that are traditionally available. Gold is the only version that the XS’ have going for themselves in this regard.

Overall for the vast majority of people, the iPhone XR will be the phone of choice as the few missing features are well worth the $250 lower price tag.

The Apple Watch Series 4

The new Apple Watch was today’s first announcement, and it seems positively a great improvement in every aspect. The new variant comes in 40 or 44mm size variants, and the key feature of the new units is that they have a bigger screen filling up more of the watch front – increasing the display-to-body ratio.

The screen seemed excellent and there’s definitely a lot more space for more information to be in immediate view of the user.  

 

Among other design changes, is the changing of the location of the microphone to the right side between the button and the crown dial. Apple did this to improve the speaker of the watch, being a lot louder now, and to enable better separation of the recorded audio and avoid echos.

The crown has also been updated and now includes a clicky feedback. The feedback isn’t mechanical but is achieved through a vibration motor of the watch itself. Still it’s very convincing and serves very well.

On the back of the watch we have a similar design to past Apple Watches – which actually is a positive as the new watch is fully compatible with existing bands. The heart-rate monitor has seen an upgrade, but the most interesting aspect of the new watch is its ability to measure electrocardiograms. Here the user just wears the watch normally, and just has to touch the crown to create a closed loop, formed with your arms across your heart.

Much of the same, but improved details

Overall the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR are very much successors to the iPhone X. Here what Apple has done is to bring last year’s design to a wider audience. The pricing of the XS models are a bit of a concern as it really raises the bar in terms of most expensive phones, coming in at a whopping $1449 for the most expensive version.

Here I think the iPhone XR is just going to be a so much more successful and accessible device thanks to its lower $749 starting price point.

A lot of the improvements of the new iPhones are in the actual hardware powering the phones. Here we weren’t able to run any benchmarks during the hands-on, and we’ll have to wait for the upcoming review to address the upgrades of the new 7nm A12 chip.  

The iPhone XS, XS Max, XR and Apple Watch 4 Hands-On

Today at Apples iPhone launch event, we saw the unveiling of three new iPhones as well as the Apple Watch Series 4. We go into more detail about the specifications of the new phones in our separate announcement article. Least to say, the new phones are a major upgrade in terms of their hardware capabilities, and also mark the across-the-board adoption of the iPhone X design for the entire iPhone product line.

I had a bit of hands-on time with the new phones at the event, and I was able to come away with a few impressions of the new models.

One thing that’s pretty evident is that the iPhone XS’ and the XR are pretty much successors to the iPhone X, as they adopt the same design language as their predecessors, along with Apple’s take on “edge-to-edge” displays and the notch design.

In terms of size, there’s quite a bit of mixup in the product line. The new iPhone XS replaces the iPhone 8 as the smallest available phone from Apple, yet this smaller unit is actually identical in size the iPhone X. Essentially this means that Apple no longer offers a really small form-factor phone unless you go with last generation’s units.

Indeed, just looking at the exterior of the phones you would be hard pressed to differentiate between the iPhone X and iPhone XS, and upon closer inspection there’s only two differentiating features between the two units. On the bottom of the phone there’s now only three instead of six holes on the left side. As a reminder only the right holes actually output sound from the speaker, while the left ones hide the bottom microphone. Instead Apple added one more antenna line here, and this feature is mirrored at the top right corner of the phone as well. We don’t know yet as to what the two new antennas are for, other than they’re there for better reception.

Otherwise the front of the iPhone XS remains essentially identical to the iPhone X. I do find it a bit unfortunate that Apple decided not to iterate on the bezels and possibly make them smaller, as that would have been a great change and given a better “edge-to-edge” effect.

Apple put a lot of emphasis on the screen size of the iPhone XS Max – and I think it’s well warranted. The larger variation of the phone has the same physical footprint as the iPhone 8 Plus and prior Plus variants, however the XS Max just offers a lot more screen real estate thanks to the edge-to-edge design. This results in a device that’s a lot more fit among the 2018 competition than what we’ve seen last year.

The iPhone XS and XS Max otherwise don’t have any new external features differentiating from what we’ve seen in last year’s X. The camera housing is very much identical, even though the CMOS sensors have been upgraded.

While it was quite hard to evaluate this on-location with the very noisy crowd, the new speakers definitely sounded a lot louder and showcased better depth to them than what I’ve seen on the iPhone X. Here Apple seems to have done a lot to improve their speakers, and it seems 2018 will be remembered as a year where phone manufacturers tried in earnest to improve their external speaker sound quality.

The iPhone XR – What I think will be the most popular

Along the XS and the XS Max, Apple also introduced the iPhone XR, which is a lower priced phone that keeps an LCD display versus the higher end OLED found on the XS line. Here Apple actually introduced a new form-factor that’s in-between the XS and the XS Max. Unfortunately Apple didn’t have all three phones side-by-side, but here’s it showcased alongside last year’s iPhone X.

Overall I was a lot more impressed by the iPhone XR than I had expected, and I do think it gives the iPhone XS & XS Max a good run for their money.

Now make no mistake, it’s still very much an LCD screen and this can be seen by the inferior viewing angles. But for an LCD it was still excellent and I saw no faults in the panel itself. Though it did end up with a lower resolution than I was expecting from a phone of its size.

On the back of the phone we have a similar design to the iPhone 8 – a glass back which enables wireless charging and a single camera. Here the iPhone XR doesn’t adopt the secondary telephoto module that its siblings employ.

In terms of build quality, I found the aluminium band of the XR to be nicer than the steel band of the iPhone XS’s. Though perhaps it’s just my subjective opinion, as I’m not too great a fan of glossy frames (something I had also commented on with other devices this year).

Where the XR definitely beats the XS is in terms of phone body colour options. Reminiscent of the colour options for the iPhone SE, I find the options offered for the XR to be a fresh breath of air for Apple. And the blue, yellow, red, and coral colours are definitely very attractive additions to the white and black variants that are traditionally available. Gold is the only version that the XS models are going to have to themselves in this regard.

Overall I suspect that the iPhone XR will be the phone of choice for the vast majority of people, especially as the $250 lower price tag is well worth giving up a few features.

The Apple Watch Series 4

The new Apple Watch was today’s first announcement, and it seems a positively great improvement in every aspect. The new variant comes in 40 or 44mm size variants, and the key feature of the new models is that they have a larger screen filling up more of the watch front – increasing the display-to-body ratio.

The screen seemed excellent and there’s definitely a lot more space, allowing for more information to be visible to the user.  

Among other design changes, the microphone has been moved to the right side of the watch, between the button and the crown dial. Apple did this to improve the speaker of the watch – making it a lot louder now – as well as to enable better separation of recorded audio and to avoid echos.

The crown has also been updated and now includes haptic (clicky) feedback. The feedback isn’t mechanical but is achieved through a vibration motor of the watch itself. Still it’s very convincing and serves the watch well.

On the back of the watch we have a similar design to past Apple Watches – which actually is a positive as the new watch is fully compatible with existing bands. The heart-rate monitor has seen an upgrade, but the most interesting aspect of the new watch is its ability to measure electrocardiograms. Here the user just wears the watch normally, and just has to touch the crown to create a closed loop, formed with your arms across your heart.

Much of the same, but improved details

Overall the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR are very much the successors to the iPhone X. Here what Apple has done is to bring last year’s design to a wider audience. However the prices of the XS models are a bit of a concern, as Apple's pricing really raises the bar in terms of the most expensive phones. With this latest generation of phones, we're looking at a whopping $1449 for the highest priced version.

Consequently, thanks in particular to its lower $749 starting price, I expect that the iPhone XR is going to be a much more successful and accessible device.

But with all of that said, there was also plenty that we didn't get to do with the new iPhones during our limited hands-on time. A lot of the improvements in the new iPhones are in the actual hardware powering the phones, and as is usually the case, we weren’t able to run any benchmarks during the hands-on. So we’ll have to wait for the upcoming review to address matters such as the new 7nm A12 chip.  

The iPhone XS, XS Max, XR and Apple Watch 4 Hands-On

Today at Apples iPhone launch event, we saw the unveiling of three new iPhones as well as the Apple Watch Series 4. We go into more detail about the specifications of the new phones in our separate announcement article. Least to say, the new phones are a major upgrade in terms of their hardware capabilities, and also mark the across-the-board adoption of the iPhone X design across the whole product line.

I had a bit of hand-on time with the new phones at the event, and was able to take away a few impressions on the new units.

I had a bit of hand-on time with the new phones at the event, and was able to take away a few impressions on the new units.

One thing that’s pretty evident is that the iPhone XS’ and the XR are pretty much successors to the iPhone X, as they adopt the same design language as their predecessors, along with Apple’s take on “edge-to-edge” displays and the notch design.

In terms of size, there’s quite a bit of mixup in the product line. The new iPhone XS replaces the iPhone 8 as the smallest available phone from Apple, yet this smaller unit is actually identical in size the iPhone X. Effectively this means that Apple no longer offers a really small form-factor unless you go with last generation’s units.

Indeed, just looking at the exterior of the phones you would be hard pressed to differentiate between the iPhone X and iPhone XS, and upon closer inspection there’s only two differentiating features between the two units. On the bottom of the phone there’s now only three instead of six holes on the left side. As a reminder only the right holes actually output sound from the speaker, while the left ones hide the bottom microphone. Instead Apple added one more antenna line here, and this feature is mirrored at the top right corner of the phone as well. We don’t know yet as to what the two new antennas are for, other than they’re there for better reception.

The front of the iPhone XS remains essentially identical to the iPhone X – I do find it a bit unfortunate that Apple decided not to iterate on the bezels and possibly make them smaller, as that would have been a great change and given a better “edge-to-edge” effect.

Apple put a lot of emphasis on the screen size of the iPhone XS Max – and I think it’s well warranted. The new bigger variation of the phones has the same physical footprint as the iPhone 8 Plus and prior Plus variants, however the Xs Max just offers a lot more display thanks to the edge-to-edge design, resulting in a device that’s a lot more fit among the 2018 competition than what we’ve seen last year.

The iPhone XS and XS Max otherwise don’t have any new external features differentiating from what we’ve seen in last year’s X. The camera housing is very much identical, even though the CMOS sensors have been upgraded.

While it was quite hard to evaluate this on-location with the very noisy crowd, the new speakers definitely sounded a lot louder and showcasing better depth to them than what I’ve seen on the iPhone X. Here Apple seems to have done a lot improvement and it seems 2018 will be a year to be remembered where phone manufacturers in earnest try to improve their external speaker sound quality.

The iPhone XR – What I think will be the most popular

Along the XS and the XS Max, Apple also introduced the iPhone XR, which is a lower priced phone that keeps an LCD display versus the higher end OLED found on the XS line. Here Apple actually introduced a new form-factor that’s in-between the XS and the XS Max. Unfortunately Apple didn’t have all three phones side-by-side, but here’s it showcased alongside last year’s iPhone X.

Overall I was a lot more impressed by the iPhone XR than I had expected, and I do think it gives the iPhone XS’ a good run for their money.

It’s still very much and LCD screen and this can be seen by the inferior viewing angles, but for an LCD it was still very much excellent and I saw no faults – besides a quite lower resolution than I had expected from a phone of its size.

On the back of the phone we have a similar design to the iPhone 8 – a glass back which enables wireless charging and a single camera. Here the iPhone XR doesn’t adopt the secondary telephoto module that its siblings employ.

In terms of build-quality, I found the aluminium of the XR nicer than the steel of the iPhone XS’s. Maybe it’s just my subjective opinion as I’m not too great a fan of glossy frames, something I had also commented on other devices this year.

Where the XR definitely beats the XS’ is in terms of colour options. Reminiscent of the colour options of the iPhone SE, I find the options offered on the XR to be a fresh breath of air for Apple and the blue, yellow, red and coral colours are definitely very attractive, on top of the white and black variants that are traditionally available. Gold is the only version that the XS’ have going for themselves in this regard.

Overall for the vast majority of people, the iPhone XR will be the phone of choice as the few missing features are well worth the $250 lower price tag.

The Apple Watch Series 4

The new Apple Watch was today’s first announcement, and it seems positively a great improvement in every aspect. The new variant comes in 40 or 44mm size variants, and the key feature of the new units is that they have a bigger screen filling up more of the watch front – increasing the display-to-body ratio.

The screen seemed excellent and there’s definitely a lot more space for more information to be in immediate view of the user.  

 

Among other design changes, is the changing of the location of the microphone to the right side between the button and the crown dial. Apple did this to improve the speaker of the watch, being a lot louder now, and to enable better separation of the recorded audio and avoid echos.

The crown has also been updated and now includes a clicky feedback. The feedback isn’t mechanical but is achieved through a vibration motor of the watch itself. Still it’s very convincing and serves very well.

On the back of the watch we have a similar design to past Apple Watches – which actually is a positive as the new watch is fully compatible with existing bands. The heart-rate monitor has seen an upgrade, but the most interesting aspect of the new watch is its ability to measure electrocardiograms. Here the user just wears the watch normally, and just has to touch the crown to create a closed loop, formed with your arms across your heart.

Much of the same, but improved details

Overall the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR are very much successors to the iPhone X. Here what Apple has done is to bring last year’s design to a wider audience. The pricing of the XS models are a bit of a concern as it really raises the bar in terms of most expensive phones, coming in at a whopping $1449 for the most expensive version.

Here I think the iPhone XR is just going to be a so much more successful and accessible device thanks to its lower $749 starting price point.

A lot of the improvements of the new iPhones are in the actual hardware powering the phones. Here we weren’t able to run any benchmarks during the hands-on, and we’ll have to wait for the upcoming review to address the upgrades of the new 7nm A12 chip.  

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