iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Technical Specifications

 
iPhone XS
iPhone XS Max
Finish

iPhone XS

Gold, Space Grey, Silver

iPhone XS Max

Gold, Space Grey, Silver

Capacity1

iPhone XS

  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

iPhone XS Max

  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
Size and Weight2
Width:
  • 70.9 mm
  • (2.79 inches)
Height:
  • 143.6 mm
  • (5.65 inches)
Depth:
  • 7.7 mm
  • (0.30 inch)

iPhone XS

Weight:

177 grams (6.24 ounces)

Width:
  • 77.4 mm
  • (3.05 inches)
Height:
  • 157.5 mm
  • (6.20 inches)
Depth:
  • 7.7 mm
  • (0.30 inch)

iPhone XS Max

Weight:

208 grams (7.34 ounces)

Display

iPhone XS

  • Super Retina HD display
  • 5.8‑inch (diagonal) all‑screen OLED Multi‑Touch display
  • HDR display
  • 2436‑by-1125‑pixel resolution at 458 ppi
  • 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical)

The iPhone XS display has rounded corners. When measured as a rectangle, the screen is 5.85 inches diagonally. Actual viewable area is less.

iPhone XS Max

  • Super Retina HD display
  • 6.5‑inch (diagonal) all‑screen OLED Multi‑Touch display
  • HDR display
  • 2688‑by-1242‑pixel resolution at 458 ppi
  • 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical)

The iPhone XS Max display has rounded corners. When measured as a rectangle, the screen is 6.46 inches diagonally. Actual viewable area is less.

Both models:
  • True Tone display
  • Wide colour display (P3)
  • 3D Touch
  • 625 cd/m² max brightness (typical)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for displaying multiple languages and characters simultaneously
Splash, Water and Dust Resistance3
  • Rated IP68 (maximum depth of 2 metres for up to 30 minutes) under IEC standard 60529
Chip
  • A12 Bionic chip
  • Next-generation Neural Engine
Camera
  • Dual 12-megapixel wide-angle and telephoto cameras
  • Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture
  • Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • 2× optical zoom; digital zoom at up to 10×
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with five effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage and Stage Mono)
  • Dual optical image stabilisation
  • Six-element lens
  • Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
  • Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Autofocus with Focus Pixels
  • Tap to focus with Focus Pixels
  • Smart HDR for photos
  • Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Local tone mapping
  • Advanced red-eye correction
  • Exposure control
  • Auto image stabilisation
  • Burst mode
  • Timer mode
  • Photo geotagging
  • Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG
Video Recording
  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Extended dynamic range for video at up to 30 fps
  • Optical image stabilisation for video
  • 2× optical zoom; digital zoom at up to 6×
  • Quad-LED True Tone flash
  • Slow-motion video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilisation
  • Cinematic video stabilisation (1080p and 720p)
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video
  • Playback zoom
  • Video geotagging
  • Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264
  • Stereo recording
TrueDepth Camera
  • 7-megapixel camera
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with five effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage and Stage Mono)
  • Animoji and Memoji
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • Smart HDR for photos
  • Extended dynamic range for video at 30 fps
  • Cinematic video stabilisation (1080p and 720p)
  • Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Retina Flash
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Auto image stabilisation
  • Burst mode
  • Exposure control
  • Timer mode
Face ID
  • Enabled by the TrueDepth camera for facial recognition
Apple Pay
  • Pay with your iPhone using Face ID in stores, within selected apps and on participating websites
  • Complete purchases made with Apple Pay on your Mac

Learn more about Apple Pay

Mobile and Wireless
Model A2097*
  • FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66)
  • TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Model A2101*

  • FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66)
  • TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
All models
  • Gigabit-class LTE with 4×4 MIMO and LAA4
  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi with 2×2 MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
  • NFC with reader mode
  • Express Cards with power reserve
Location
  • Assisted GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and QZSS
  • Digital compass
  • Wi‑Fi
  • Mobile data
  • iBeacon microlocation
Video Calling5
  • FaceTime video calling over Wi‑Fi or a mobile network
Audio Calling5
  • FaceTime audio
  • Voice over 4G LTE (VoLTE)4
  • Wi‑Fi calling4
Audio Playback
  • Audio formats supported: AAC‑LC, HE‑AAC, HE‑AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC‑3), Dolby Digital Plus (E‑AC‑3) and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX and AAX+)
  • Wider stereo playback
  • User‑configurable maximum volume limit
Video Playback
  • Video formats supported: HEVC, H.264, MPEG‑4 Part 2 and Motion JPEG
  • High Dynamic Range with Dolby Vision and HDR10 content
  • AirPlay Mirroring, photos and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later)6
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through the Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)6
Siri7
  • Use your voice to send messages, set reminders and more
  • Get intelligent suggestions on your Lock screen and in Messages, Mail, QuickType and more
  • Activate hands-free with only your voice using “Hey Siri”
  • Use your voice to run shortcuts from your favourite apps

Learn more about Siri

External Buttons and Connectors

Volume up/down

Ring/Silent

Side button

Built-in stereo speaker

Lightning connector

Built-in microphone

Built-in stereo speaker
Built-in microphone

Power and Battery8
Lasts up to 30 minutes longer than iPhone X
Talk time (wireless):
  • Up to 20 hours
Internet use:
  • Up to 12 hours
Video playback (wireless):
  • Up to 14 hours
Audio playback (wireless):
  • Up to 60 hours
Fast-charge–capable:
  • Up to 50% charge in 30 minutes9
Lasts up to 1.5 hours longer than
iPhone X
Talk time (wireless):
  • Up to 25 hours
Internet use:
  • Up to 13 hours
Video playback (wireless):
  • Up to 15 hours
Audio playback (wireless):
  • Up to 65 hours
Fast-charge–capable:
  • Up to 50% charge in 30 minutes9
Both models:
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Wireless charging (works with Qi chargers)10
  • Charging via USB to a computer system or power adapter
Sensors
  • Face ID
  • Barometer
  • Three‑axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
Operating System

iOS 12
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Accessibility

Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new iPhone XS. With built-in support for vision, hearing, physical and motor skills, and learning and literacy, you can fully enjoy the world’s most personal device. Learn more

Features include:
  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Magnifier
  • RTT and TTY support
  • Siri and Dictation
  • Type to Siri
  • Switch Control
  • Closed Captions
  • AssistiveTouch
  • Speak Screen
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Camera

Photos

Health

Messages

Phone

FaceTime

Mail

Music

Wallet

Safari

Maps

Siri

Calendar

iTunes Store

App Store

Notes

News

Contacts

Books

Home

Weather

Reminders

Clock

TV

Stocks

Calculator

Voice Memos

Compass

Podcasts

Watch

Tips

Find My iPhone

Find My Friends

Settings

Files

Measure

Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, GarageBand, iTunes U, Clips and the Apple Store app are preinstalled.

iMovie

Pages

Keynote

Numbers

iTunes U

GarageBand

Apple Store

Apple TV Remote

iTunes Remote

Music Memos

Clips

Shortcuts

Headphones
EarPods with Lightning Connector
SIM Card
  • Dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM)11
  • iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are not compatible with existing micro‑SIM cards.
Rating for Hearing Aids
M3, T4
M3, T4
Mail Attachment Support
Viewable document types

.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics; .usdz (USDZ Universal)

System Requirements
  • Apple ID (required for some features)
  • Internet access12
  • Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:
  • Mac: OS X 10.11.6 or later
  • PC: Windows 7 or later
  • iTunes 12.8 or later on Mac, or iTunes 12.9 or later on PC (a free download from www.itunes.com/au/download)
Environmental Requirements
Operating ambient temperature:

0° to 35° C (32° to 95° F)

Nonoperating temperature:

−20° to 45° C (−4° to 113° F)

Relative humidity:

5% to 95% noncondensing

Operating altitude:

Tested up to 3,000 metres (10,000 feet)

Languages
Language support

English (Australia, UK, US), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional, Traditional Hong Kong), French (Canada, France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

QuickType keyboard support

English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, US), Chinese — Simplified (Handwriting, Pinyin, Stroke), Chinese — Traditional (Cangjie, Handwriting, Pinyin, Stroke, Sucheng, Zhuyin), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Kana, Romaji), Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic (Modern Standard, Najdi), Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Emoji, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, Flemish, Georgian, Greek, Gujarati, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi (Devanagari, Transliteration), Hinglish, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Kannada, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Maori, Marathi, Norwegian, Odia, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic, Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil (Script, Transliteration), Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh

QuickType keyboard support with predictive input

English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, US), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Thai, Turkish

Siri languages

English (Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK, US), Spanish (Chile, Mexico, Spain, US), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Mainland China, Taiwan), Cantonese (Mainland China, Hong Kong), Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish (Finland), Hebrew (Israel), Malay (Malaysia), Norwegian (Norway), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand), Turkish (Turkey)

Dictation languages

English (Australia, Canada, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, UK, US), Spanish (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, US), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Mainland China, Taiwan), Cantonese (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau), Arabic (Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi (India), Hungarian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Shanghainese (Mainland China), Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Definition dictionary support

English, Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

Thesaurus

English (UK, US)

Bilingual dictionary support with English

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Spell check

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish

In the Box
  • iPhone with iOS 12
  • EarPods with Lightning Connector
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation

iPhone and the Environment

Apple takes a complete product life cycle approach to determining our environmental impact. Learn more

iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max embody Apple’s continuing environmental progress. They are designed with the following features to reduce their environmental impact:

  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • Mercury-free display
  • Brominated flame retardant–free
  • PVC-free
  • Beryllium-free
  • Recyclable stainless steel

Apple and the Environment

Learn more about Apple’s dedication to reducing the environmental impact of our products and processes. Or read our Product Environmental Reports for detailed information on the environmental performance of every Apple product.

Apple GiveBack

If you’re ready for your next iPhone, Apple GiveBack is a great way to let go of your old one. If it’s in good shape, you may be able to trade it in for Apple Store credit.† If it’s not eligible for credit, we’ll recycle it responsibly at no cost to you. Good for you. Good for the planet.

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Trade in your smartphone and you could get credit.

With Apple GiveBack, trade in your eligible smartphone and you could get credit towards a new iPhone.† It’s good for you and the planet.

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