The golden iPhone XS and its 6.5" version strut in concept promo video, looking luscious

After the alleged official press renders of the 2018 iPhone XS and its larger, 6.5" sibling, leaked out last week, it was a matter of time before we see a concept video of their promo ad, made in Apple's typical style. 

Rendered in scale, the two new iPhones are flaunting the freshly-squeezed gold color, which we'd wager to guess will be meant for Asian customers, though we wouldn't mind if we made it on this side of the pond as well, it looks luscious.

The larger iPhone XS model, which may or may not carry the usual Plus naming convention, is expected to be with the largest display on an iPhone ever, at 6.46 inches, which would probably be rounded up to 6.5" in marketing materials. With great screen real estate come great responsibilities, and Apple is expected to throw at this one also a larger battery, more souped-up camera, and even a dual SIM version

In addition, these two OLED models you see above, are expected to launch before the affordable LCD iPhone model, albeit the trio will be announced at the September 12 event together.

Related phones

iPhone XS
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2659 mAh(20h talk time)



1. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

"With great screen real estate come great responsibilities, and Apple is expected to throw at this one also a larger battery..." The battery capacity doesn't matter one tiny bit. I'm sure The iPhone 9 Plus is going to top PhoneArena's battery life chart regardless of its enormous IPS display and rumored microscopic sub 3,000mAh battery. Oh well, G'Day!

3. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Battery life will not be a problem for Apple as it hasn't been for ages now just because iOS is more optimized and more efficient than any Android phone out there. The battery capacity alone won't decide the actual battery life here.'s all about Quality VS

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

According to Notebookcheck's power consumption chart: S8 Plus: Off / Standby: 0.02 / 0.13 Watt Idle: 0.68 / 1.13 / 1.16 Watt Load: 4.69 / 5.24 Watt iPhone 8 Plus: Off / Standby: 0.07 / 0.14 Watt Idle: 0.72 / 2.45 / 2.52 Watt Load: 3.84 / 9.02 Watt So... What quality and what quantity are you talking about here, my dear?

8. PopeFrancis

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Oh man, great data. Apple lovers always come with their subjectve terms "optimized", "smooth", "secure" which are only a perception based on a once true, but now long gone reality.

9. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

But it is a problem. The iPhone has a tiny battery considering it size. More optimized just means, less features to drain the battery. You're lucky to even get 6 hours of nonstop ussge. There are people with mophie cases on their iPhone ro make them last a full day. Even though my phone does car more, I still get 1.5 days on a ai gle chatge.

2. Avieshek unregistered

6.5" display, still wouldn't come with even 4000mAh battery capacity.

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Oh I'm sure there'll be an accessory battery case for extra $99.99. Pay to play, eh?

6. Valdomero

Posts: 677; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

And can be on par with the Note 9 somehow...

7. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

I’m getting one iphone X plus with the highest storage option. Sure it will be hot cakes again and more people will stay up late during pre order lunch and also many people will line up outside the cozy apple store then many butthurt Samdung and android users can’t accept the fact that apple is the best for keeping their costumers more and more. Apple community is growing which is proportional to their quarterly best revenue ever.

10. taz_chaz

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

good for u pal.but calling names not classy for an apple user like ur self.not everybody has thesame budget and needs from their phones.thats why there is a variety and options out there for ur needs and not others .

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