iPhone XS/Max – Technical Specifications

Finish
Gold, Space Gray, Silver
Gold, Space Gray, Silver
Capacity
  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
Size and Weight
Display

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).

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

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).

Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant

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, 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

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)

Location

Assisted GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS
Digital compass
Wi‑Fi
Cellular
iBeacon microlocation

Video Calling

FaceTime video calling over Wi‑Fi or cellular

Audio Calling

FaceTime audio

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
Power and Battery

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

Both models:
Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Wireless charging (works with Qi chargers9)
Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter

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

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.

Built-in Apps
Built-in Apps
Built-in Apps
Safari
App Store
Home
Videos
Podcasts
Settings
Health
Messages
Maps
Notes
Weather
Stocks
Files
Tips
Music
Wallet
Calendar
Contacts
Reminders
Calculator
Find My iPhone
FaceTime
Mail
iTunes Store
Books
Clock
Voice Memos
Find My Friends
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

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 access11
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/ke/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

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