All about the iPhone XS, the successor to the iPhone X


Introducing iPhone XS

The iPhone XS is a model of the twelfth generation of iPhone. Presented during the keynote of September 12, 2018 alongside the iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR. It is the successor to the iPhone X.

The characteristics of the iPhone XS


The screen of the iPhone XS is very similar to that of its predecessor, the iPhone X. With the same OLED technology and a diagonal of 5.8 inches.


The iPhone XS has a dual photo sensor, that is to say, two modules of 12 megapixels each. One of the sensors has 28mm optics and the second, 52mm, allowing it to have an optical zoom when taking pictures. The main sensor is slightly larger than that of the iPhone X. On the front side, the iPhone XS has a 7-megapixel True Depth sensor. The sensor on the back of the smartphone is boosted by the Smart HDR function, a technology that allows you to store different levels of light intensity of the same image in order to leave the choice to the user to keep the photo that pleases him the most.


The smartphone is equipped with an Apple A12 Bionic SoC hexaceur processor. This processor has two cores which are 15% more powerful and four cores which are 40% more energy efficient compared to the Apple A11 Bionic from the iPhone X.


The iPhone XS is compatible with the Bluetooth 5.0 version, it has GPS, Wi-Fi, NFC and a digital compass.

Sensor (Face recognition, Touch ID ..)

The smartphone has the latest version of FaceID, which is safer and faster. Face ID is a secure authentication solution that works with software owned by Apple.

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The iPhone XS is the almost perfect twin of the iPhone X. The dimensions are the same, and so is the weight. The side buttons are located in the same place as those of the iPhone X. On the lower edge, there is also the Lightning socket, just like on the iPhone X. To differentiate the iPhone XS from the iPhone X, you have to So pay attention to its color: the iPhone XS is available in gold as well as in space gray and silver while the iPhone X is available in space gray and silver and not in gold.


The smartphone is available in 64 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB of storage capacity.


The iPhone XS is equipped with the Lithium-ion battery with integrated charging, compatible with Qi fast charging which can charge up to 50% in 30 minutes. The smartphone loses slightly in autonomy compared to the iPhone X. Despite the optimization of its A12 Bionic chip, engraved in 7 nm, supposed to reduce the consumption of the battery, the iPhone XS has a lower autonomy than that of its predecessor .


Apple has created many powerful features that are suitable for people with hearing or visual impairments such as vibration, magnifying glass to magnify text in apps, virtual assistant Siri, and many more.

Weight and dimensions

With a weight of 177g, the iPhone is 70.9mm wide and 143.6mm high and 7.7mm thick.

IPhone XS compatibility

Operating systems

IPhone XS runs iOS 12 but received an update to iOS 14.2.

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The iPhone XS is compatible with connected objects thanks to Bluetooth connectivity such as AirPods, Apple Watch, connected speakers, etc. The Lightning port allows you to plug in wired Lightning headphones, adapter, USB cable, and more. On the design side, it is essential to protect it against the accidents of everyday life with robust and resistant accessories such as cases or shells, tempered glass pane, etc.

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