Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max launch today: Here's everything you need to know
What time are Apple stores opening today?
How much does it cost?
A cool $999 + a couple of hundred more for tax is the minimum amount you should prepare for your shiny new iPhone. The iPhone XS starts at $999 for the 64GB version, while the 256GB and 512GB versions will set you back $1149 and $1349, respectively.
iPhone XS and XS Max country availability
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the UAE, UK, US and US Virgin Islands.
Traditionally, among the very first countries to receive the newest batch of iPhones is Australia, while Apple's own hometurf is one of the last global markets to receive the new Apple wares. Here's a time breakdown of when the stores are opening in different.
Andorra, Armenia, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, India, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia and South Africa.
What about the iPhone XR?
Alas, the most affordable new iPhone, the colorful iPhone XR, will not launch alongside its more premium brethren. In a move that's likely to prevent it from stealing some thunder and sales opportunities, the cheapest new phone will be launching October 26.
The launch will be simultaneous in nearly 60 countries: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the UAE, UK, US and US Virgin Islands.