Apple’s new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max come with beautiful displays, improved designs, and outstanding performance. There are some great reasons to buy the company’s new flagships right now, but there are also some great reasons to put away your credit card and wait.
In September, Apple finally launched the three iPhones that were rumored throughout 2018. Apple’s colorful 6.1-inch iPhone XR won’t hit shelves until late October, but the 5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max are on shelves across the United States.
Those interested in buying the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max will find them (mostly) in stock via Apple, carriers like AT&T and Verizon, and through retailers like Best Buy and Walmart.
The 5.8-inch model is a direct successor for last year’s iPhone X, but the iPhone XS Max is the company’s biggest phone to date and a top Galaxy Note 9 alternative. The 6.5-inch near edge-to-edge OLED display is extremely impressive and one reason why the iPhone XS Max has reportedly been outselling the smaller model.
Of course, all of these upgrades come at a cost. Both the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are extremely expensive. The base line iPhone XS model starts at $1000 while the iPhone XS Max starts at $1100. That’s a lot of money to a lot of people and a huge commitment no matter if you pay it all up front or spread payments out over the course of a year.
There are iPhone XS deals out there right now, but most of them require you to trade-in a device in working condition. If you want straight iPhone XS price cuts, you’ll have to wait.
In this guide we’re going to walk you through the best reasons we’ve found to upgrade to the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max in October. We’ll also take you through the best reasons to hold onto your money and wait.
Buy the iPhone XS for Top Notch Performance
If you want top notch performance from your next smartphone, look no further than the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Plus.
Apple's outfitted the two devices with a new A12 Bionic chip and the two devices absolutely fly.
We've been using the iPhone XS for several weeks now and we haven't seen any slowdown while playing games, moving around the home screen, or opening up apps.
Apple's new processor is more efficient than its previous chip and that will provide you with more battery life than older iPhone models.
According to Consumer Reports, the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max deliver huge battery life improvements that put them on par with Samsung's Galaxy Note 9.
We've been able to squeeze a full, productive day out of the iPhone XS Max using a variety of apps, sending emails, making calls, watching content, and playing games.
Consumer Reports says the iPhone XS Max battery lasted for 26 hours and that lines up with our current experience.
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