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).
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
iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are splash, water, and dust resistant and were tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP68 under IEC standard 60529 (maximum depth of 2 meters up to 30 minutes). Splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage not covered under warranty.
A12 Bionic chip Next-generation Neural Engine
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
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
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
Enabled by TrueDepth camera for facial recognition
Assisted GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS Digital compass Wi‑Fi Cellular iBeacon microlocation
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 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
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 30 minutes9
Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery Wireless charging (works with Qi chargers10) Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
Face ID Barometer Three‑axis gyro Accelerometer Proximity sensor Ambient light sensor
Dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM)11
In the Box
iPhone with iOS 12 EarPods with Lightning Connector Lightning to USB Cable USB Power Adapter Documentation
1.Available space is less and varies due to many factors. A standard configuration uses approximately 10GB to 12GB of space (including iOS and preinstalled apps) depending on the model and settings. Preinstalled apps use about 4GB, and you can delete these apps and restore them. 2.Size and weight vary by configuration and manufacturing process.
3. iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are splash, water, and dust resistant and were tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP68 under IEC standard 60529 (maximum depth of 2 meters up to 30 minutes). Splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage not covered under warranty. 4. Data plan required. Gigabit-class LTE, LTE Advanced, LTE, VoLTE, and Wi-Fi calling are available in select markets and through select carriers. Speeds are based on theoretical throughput and vary based on site conditions and carrier. For details on LTE support, contact your carrier and see www.apple.com/iphone/LTE. 5. FaceTime calling requires a FaceTime-enabled device for the caller and recipient and a Wi-Fi connection. Availability over a cellular network depends on carrier policies; data charges may apply. 6. Standard Dynamic Range video content only. 7. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Internet access required. Cellular data charges may apply. 8. All battery claims depend on network configuration and many other factors; actual results will vary. Battery has limited recharge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced by Apple service provider. Battery life and charge cycles vary by use and settings. See www.apple.com/batteries and www.apple.com/iphone/battery.html for more information. 9. Testing conducted by Apple in August 2018 using preproduction iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max units and software and accessory Apple USB-C Power Adapters (30W Model A1882 and 87W Model A1719). Fast-charge testing conducted with drained iPhone units. Charge time varies with environmental factors; actual results will vary. 10. Qi wireless chargers sold separately. 11. eSIM will be available later this year through a software update. Use of eSIM requires a wireless service plan (which may include restrictions on switching service providers and roaming, even after contract expiration). Not all carriers support eSIM. Use of eSIM in iPhone may be disabled when purchased from some carriers. See your carrier for details. To learn more, visit https://support.apple.com/kb/HT209044. 12. Wireless broadband recommended; fees may apply.