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The iPhone XS Max (pronounced "ten-S") is a touchscreen slate smartphone designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is the technological successor to the iPhone X and the oversize successor to the iPhone 8 Plus. It was superseded by the iPhone 11 Pro Max.



September Keynote 2018 — Opening Film — Apple

The iPhone XS Max was unveiled at an Apple Special Event on September 12, 2018 by CEO Tim Cook at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, alongside the iPhone XR and XS. The marketing slogan for the iPhone XS Max was: "Welcome to the big screens."


The features primarily consist of a new faster six core A12 Bionic processor, a 6.5-inch Super Retina display, updated Face ID, and an improved dual-camera system. The XS Max also adopted a 4x4 MIMO 4G antenna, doubling the maximum cellular bandwidth over that of the 2x2 antennae in the iPhone X and XR.[1]

The iPhone XS Max was released with iOS 12 as its first operating system.


The new additions made the iPhone X lineup the largest lineup of iPhones, tied with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5 lineup. The 4 iPhones in the X lineup are:


The slogan for the iPhone XS and XS Max is: "Welcome to the big screens."


  1. LTE speed tests show the iPhone XS dominates the iPhone X by Chris Mills, Boy Genius Review. 2018-10-02.

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