TV ad for the Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max tells you everything you need to know about the pair



Has it already been two days since Apple introduced the 2018 iPhones and the Apple Watch Series 4? With pre-orders for the iPhone XR and its 6.1-inch LCD display delayed until October 19th, today we saw pre-orders start for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Just in case you don't know that much about these two new iOS powered handsets, Apple has released a new 60-second television commercial that will get you up to speed.

While the ad says "Welcome to the big screens," the truth is that the iPhone XS carries the same sized display (5.8-inches) found on last year's iPhone X. On the other hand, the iPhone XS Max, at 6.5-inches, has the largest screen ever seen on an iPhone (now imagine Jony Ive reciting that line). The glass employed in front and back is the most durable employed on any smartphone (now imagine Jony Ive reciting THAT line).

The ad makes note of the new Gold color option for the 2018 models, although as of this afternoon, Gold was underperforming the two other color choices in the U.S. Face ID is quicker, and the dual cameras on back are smarter with Depth Control. This new feature allows users to change the depth of field on a photo after it has been processed. In other words, it allows the user to sharpen up the background on a photo shot in Portrait Mode, or it can be made blurrier. The new iPhones produce the highest-quality video on a smartphone says Apple (and you can hear Jony Ive saying the same thing in your head, if you let him in). According to the company, the A12 Bionic chipset powering both handsets is the fastest and most powerful to be found in any phone.

You'll probably see this spot running all over NFL broadcasts this weekend. By why wait? You can check it out now by clicking on the video at the top of this article.

Related phones

iPhone XS
  • Display 5.8 inches 2436 x 1125 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A12 Bionic 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2659 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x
iPhone XS Max
  • Display 6.5 inches 2688 x 1242 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A12 Bionic 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3179 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x

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