Apple revealed the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR on Wednesday. Like always, the company also revealed the new iPhones’ pre-order and release dates. The iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS pre-order start date is Sept. 14, while iPhone XR pre-orders begin Oct. 19.
iPhone XR, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS pre-order start date
The iPhone XS is the successor of last year’s iPhone X. The handset retains the same 5.8-inch OLED display, stereo speakers, dual-lens camera and True Tone display from last year’s model. As was expected, the processor and GPU have been updated. Apple also claims the battery will last 30 minutes more than the one in last year’s model.
The iPhone XS pre-order start date is Sept. 14 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific/ 3:01 a.m. Eastern. The handset begins shipping on Sept. 21. You can visit this link to learn more about the iPhone XS pre-order start date.
Here are the pricing details for the iPhone XS: the 64 GB model costs $999 or $49.91 per month under Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program; the 256 GB variant costs $1,149 or $56.16 per month under the iPhone Upgrade Program; and the 512 GB variant costs $1,349 or $64.50 per month under the iPhone Upgrade Program.
Apple’s iPhone XS Max is almost the same as the XS, except it’s bigger. The handset sports a 6.5-inch OLED display, and the rest of the features are the same as those of the XS. Pre-orders for the iPhone XS Max also start on Sept. 14 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific/ 3:01 a.m. Eastern. The Sept. 21 release date is also the same.
Here are the prices of the iPhone XS Max: the 64 GB variant costs $1,099 or $54.08 per month under the iPhone Upgrade Program; the 256 GB model costs $1,249 or $60.33 per month under the iPhone Upgrade Program; and the 512 GB variant costs $1,449 or $68.66 per month under the iPhone Upgrade Program. After the pre-orders open, you can visit this link to lock in your purchase.
Pre-orders for the iPhone XR begin on Oct. 19 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific/ 3:01 a.m. Eastern, while the release date is Oct. 26. The iPhone XR can be seen as an affordable version of the XS with a 6.1-inch LCD screen. Unlike the dual-lens cameras on the backs of the two more expensive iPhone models, the iPhone XR has a single-lens camera. You can visit this link to learn about more about the device.
The iPhone XR comes in smaller storage capacities, but users get more color options. The 64 GB variant of the XR costs $749 or $37.41 per month under the iPhone Upgrade Program; the 128 GB model costs $799 or $39.50 per month under the iPhone Upgrade Program; and the 256 GB variant costs $899 or $43.66 per month under the iPhone Upgrade Program.
Release dates in other countries
Outside the U.S., the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS pre-order start date and release dates are the same for the following countries: Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Finland, France, Germany, Guernsey, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Japan, Jersey, Luxembourg, Mexico, the UAE, the U.K., Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Isle of Man and Italy.
In the following countries, the Phone Xs and iPhone Xs Max will be available starting Sept. 28: Georgia, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, India, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Andorra, Armenia, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Malta, Monaco and Estonia.
You can pre-order the new iPhones at Apple.com or via the Apple Store app on iOS devices. You can also upgrade through your carrier using Apple’s pre-order system. To upgrade this way, first you need to select a model, color, and capacity, and then chose your preferred carrier: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or Verizon.
“Through Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program, customers in the U.S. can get iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max with the protection of AppleCare+, choose their carrier (no multiyear service contract required) and have the opportunity to upgrade to a new iPhone every year,” Apple said.
Further, iPhone Upgrade Program users are able to “get the prep work” for their iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max pre-order done early via the Apple Store app until 4 p.m. Pacific on Sept. 13. With Apple’s GiveBack program, U.S. users are also able to trade in an eligible device for a discount on their purchase or an Apple Store Gift Card. If the device is not eligible, Apple will recycle it for free.