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iPhone XS and XS Max are Apple's newest flagship phones, and the successors to Apple's 2017 iPhone X. They have the new A12 Bionic chip, improved cameras and faster FaceID, and come in a beautiful Gold Stainless Steel finish in addition to the Silver & Space Gray options. They are available in the same 5.8" Super Retina display as with the X, and the bigger 6.5" Super Retina. They are available in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB configurations.

Apple added Dual SIM technology to the 2018 iPhone's, with one physical SIM, and one eSIM. (eSIM feature not currently supported by Sprint, but is said to be coming later). These phones also feature IP68 water-resistance (iPhone X was IP67) which gives you protection in water for up to 30 minutes in up to 2m of water.

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As was seen on Thursday in the 9to5Mac bombshell leak of iPhone XS, and rumored for months before, we know that September 12th's launch of the 2018 iPhone flagship model will come in 5.8" and 6.5" OLED screens. We also learned that gold will be included in the color choices. And also thanks to 9to5Mac, we now have a picture of the new phones. The only information we still don't have are details of the 6.1" with LCD and internal hardware specs. Those details may leak out over the next 10 days (hopefully not, as most of the surprise and fun of launch events is gone). But for now, for those excited about a gold XS, you can drool over this photo for the next 10 days.

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18 hours ago, RAvirani said:

That’s very disappointing. Qualcomm modems are far superior to Intel modems of the same class. 

Yes they are. 

 

Unless something VERY compelling shows up on the 12th I am going to keep my Qualcomm "X" for many years... 

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51 minutes ago, ZebraDude said:

Yes they are. 

 

Unless something VERY compelling shows up on the 12th I am going to keep my Qualcomm "X" for many years... 

We’re likely to see the addition of support for HPUE and support for 600 MHz LTE.

I went with the iPhone 8 instead of the X because the X didn’t represent any real difference in network specs over the 8.

Assuming the XS includes support for HPUE and 600 MHz LTE, I’ll upgrade to it as part of my annual upgrade. I doubt support for these features will be added to the iPhone “8s” if there is one.

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According to: https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/12/apple-leaks-iphone-xs-xs-max-and-xr-names/

It’s "iPhone XS," "XS Max," and "XR".

The link also gives info on the new Apple cases for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max: silicon and leather, with midnight blue, white, black, stone, and Product RED colors.
 

I’m planning to upgrade from my 8 to an XS. Praying for HPUE and 600 MHz to be supported.

Of course, this also begs the question... where does the device nomenclature go from here?

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But wait... there’s more!

Leaks Reveal Storage Capacities and Colors for the Upcoming iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

As shared by Steve Troughton-Smith on Twitter, the iPhone XR will come in Black, White, Red, Yellow, Coral, and Blue color options, and be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage capacities.”

And

Additionally, the leak reveals all colors and storage sizes for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will come in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage capacities, and in Space Gray, Silver, and Gold colorways.”

I’ll probably do the XS 256 in either Space Gray or Silver.

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10 minutes ago, derrph said:

Any idea yet if these devices support HPUE? 

No mention of it on the Apple site... Guess we’ll have to wait for word from Sprint... But they do support 600 MHz (Band 71) for T-Mobile/Roaming.

iPhone XS specs: https://www.apple.com/iphone-xs/specs/

Cellular and Wireless

Model A1920*

FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71) 

TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46) 

CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz) 

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Model A1921*

FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71) 

TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46) 

CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz) 

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

All models

Gigabit-class LTE with 4x4 MIMO and LAA4

802.11ac Wi‑Fi with 2x2 MIMO

Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology

NFC with reader mode

................

iPhone XR specs: https://www.apple.com/iphone-xr/specs/

Cellular and Wireless

Model A1984*

FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71) 

TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41) 

CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz) 

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

All models

LTE Advanced4

802.11ac Wi‑Fi with 2x2 MIMO

Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology

NFC with reader mode

 

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27 minutes ago, RedSpark said:

No mention of it on the Apple site... Guess we’ll have to wait for word from Sprint... But they do support 600 MHz (Band 71) for T-Mobile/Roaming.

iPhone XS specs: https://www.apple.com/iphone-xs/specs/

Cellular and Wireless

Model A1920*

FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71) 

TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46) 

CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz) 

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Model A1921*

FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71) 

TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46) 

CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz) 

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

All models

Gigabit-class LTE with 4x4 MIMO and LAA4

802.11ac Wi‑Fi with 2x2 MIMO

Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology

NFC with reader mode

................

iPhone XR specs: https://www.apple.com/iphone-xr/specs/

Cellular and Wireless

Model A1984*

FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71) 

TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41) 

CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz) 

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

All models

LTE Advanced4

802.11ac Wi‑Fi with 2x2 MIMO

Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology

NFC with reader mode

 

Hopefully it has it. But am I missing something between both models of the XS? It looks like it’s supporting the same bands and stuff. 

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42 minutes ago, ZebraDude said:

a possible extra SIM slot could be fun...

Phil starts talking about Dual SIM at 1:17:32 in the Keynote (https://www.apple.com/apple-events/september-2018/)

Sprint is not listed as a supporting carrier on the screen at 1:18:57. AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are listed.

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1 hour ago, derrph said:

Hopefully it has it. But am I missing something between both models of the XS? It looks like it’s supporting the same bands and stuff. 

Yeah. Hope so. Sprint probably can't say anything official about it for a little while.

Seems like it supports the same bands.

Have a look here: https://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/

iPhone XS Model A1920 (GSM) Model A1920 (CDMA)

iPhone XS Max Model A1921 (GSM) Model A1921 (CDMA)

The CDMA and GSM versions have the same model number. One model to support all the major US Carriers?

There are additional model numbers listed for International versions. Japan, China and Hong Kong get their own specific model numbers. 

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3 hours ago, derrph said:

Any idea yet if these devices support HPUE? 

I'll just leave this here, and the answer is yes, HPUE.

https://old.reddit.com/r/Sprint/comments/9fborl/iphone_xs_and_xs_max_both_support_band_41_hpue/

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48 minutes ago, anthony.spina97 said:

I would say the XR is similar enough to the XS and XS Max that it could be contained in this thread as well, but considering that it is meant to be the iPhone for the masses, it may warrant it's own thread.

 

-Anthony

For convenience we could put it here, but I think I agree with you. I'll start a separate thread for it.

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15 minutes ago, RedSpark said:

Very nice! ?

This is already live in the App.

Well, I can't order through the iPhone Upgrade Program because Apple requires that I use a physical address thanks to UPS, but my Sprint billing address is a PO Box, and because I owe for my iPhone X, I can't even choose the priority options in the My Sprint app unless I buy for full price. Do you know the pricing for upgrades for existing customers?

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