iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Technical Specifications

 
iPhone XS
iPhone XS Max
Finish

iPhone XS

Gold, Space Gray, Silver

iPhone XS Max

Gold, Space Gray, 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 that follow a beautiful curved design, and these corners are within a standard rectangle. When measured as a standard rectangular shape, 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 that follow a beautiful curved design, and these corners are within a standard rectangle. When measured as a standard rectangular shape, the screen is 6.46 inches diagonally (actual viewable area is less).

Both models:
  • True Tone display
  • Wide color display (P3)
  • 3D Touch
  • 625 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant3
  • Rated IP68 (maximum depth of 2 meters up to 30 minutes) under IEC standard 60529
Chip
  • A12 Bionic chip
  • Next-generation Neural Engine
Camera
  • Dual 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
  • Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture
  • Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • 2x optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with five effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono)
  • Dual optical image stabilization
  • Six‑element lens
  • Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
  • Panorama (up to 63MP)
  • 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 color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Local tone mapping
  • Advanced red-eye correction
  • Exposure control
  • Auto image stabilization
  • 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 up to 30 fps
  • Optical image stabilization for video
  • 2x optical zoom; digital zoom up to 6x
  • Quad-LED True Tone flash
  • Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilization
  • Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video
  • Playback zoom
  • Video geotagging
  • Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264
  • Stereo recording
TrueDepth Camera
  • 7MP camera
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with five effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, 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 stabilization (1080p and 720p)
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Retina Flash
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst mode
  • Exposure control
  • Timer mode
Face ID
  • Enabled by TrueDepth camera for facial recognition
Cellular and Wireless
Model A2097*
  • 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 A2101*

  • 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
  • Express Cards with power reserve
Location
  • Assisted GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS
  • Digital compass
  • Wi‑Fi
  • Cellular
  • iBeacon microlocation
Video Calling5
  • FaceTime video calling over Wi‑Fi or cellular
Audio Calling 4
  • FaceTime audio
  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE) 5
  • Wi‑Fi calling 5
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 Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately) 6
External Buttons and Connectors

Volume up/down

Ring/Silent

Side button

Built-in stereo speaker

Lightning connector

Built-in microphones

Built-in stereo speaker
Built-in microphone

Power and Battery 7
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 30 minutes 8
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 30 minutes 8
Both models:
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Wireless charging (works with Qi chargers 9 )
  • Charging via USB to 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
  • Dictation
  • Switch Control
  • Closed Captions
  • AssistiveTouch
  • Speak Screen
  •  
  •  

Camera

Photos

Health

Messages

Phone

FaceTime

Mail

Music

Wallet

Safari

Maps

Calendar

iTunes Store

App Store

Notes

Contacts

Books

Home

Weather

Reminders

Clock

Stocks

Calculator

Voice Memos

Compass

Podcasts

Watch

Tips

Find My iPhone

Find My Friends

Settings

Files

Measure

Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, GarageBand, iTunes U, and Clips are preinstalled.

iMovie

Pages

Keynote

Numbers

iTunes U

GarageBand

Apple TV Remote

iTunes Remote

Music Memos

Clips

Shortcuts

Headphones
EarPods with Lightning Connector
SIM Card
  • Dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM) 10
  • 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 access 11
  • 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 and iTunes 12.9 or later on PC (free download from www.itunes.com/ sa/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 3000 meters (10,000 feet)

Languages
Language support

English (Australia, UK, U.S.), 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, U.S.), 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, U.S.), 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, U.S.), Spanish (Chile, Mexico, Spain, U.S.), 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, U.S.), Spanish (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, U.S.), 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, Macao), 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), Slovakian, 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, U.S.)

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

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

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

Apple and the Environment

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