iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 pre-orders begin at T-Mobile

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Well, Apple fans, the time has come.

T-Mobile is now taking pre-orders for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4. As a refresher, the iPhone XS offers a 5.8-inch 2436×1125 OLED display while the iPhone XS Max has a 6.5-inch 2688×1242 OLED screen. Both phones have Apple’s new A12 Bionic processor, which the company claims has a GPU that’s up to 50 percent faster than its predecessor. There’s faster Face ID in there, too, thanks to faster algorithms and a faster Secure Enclave.

Both new iPhones also have dual rear camera setups with a 12MP wide angle sensor that has OIS and f/1.8 aperture and a 12MP telephoto lens with OIS, f/2.4 aperture, and 2x optical zoom. There are some other new camera tricks included as well, like the ability to adjust the depth of field of photos after you take them and support for recording stereo sound in videos.

One other notable detail about the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max is that they’re the first iPhones to support T-Mobile’s 600MHz LTE coverage. T-Mobile’s 600MHz LTE reaches farther and is better at penetrating buildings than mid-band LTE, and it’s now available in more than 1,250 markets.

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And then there’s the Apple Watch Series 4. This smartwatch offers a major upgrade over previous models in that it’s got a bigger display because Apple pushed the screen further out to the edges. There’s an improved Digital Crown with haptic feedback, too, and an updated backside that allows the watch to transmits radio waves from the front and back, which should result in better cellular reception.

The Apple Watch Series 4 also comes with a new 64-bit dual-core S4 processor, the ability to detect falls, and even support for taking an electrocardiogram. Apple’s new smartwatch comes in 40mm and 44mm sizes, up from the 38mm and 42mm sizes of previous models, but it’s still compatible with all Apple Watch bands.

All three of Apple’s new devices will launch at T-Mobile on September 21st. Did you pre-order an iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or Apple Watch Series 4? If so, which model did you snag?

Sources: iPhone XS (T-Mobile), iPhone XS Max (T-Mobile), Apple Watch Series 4 40mm (T-Mobile)Apple Watch Series 4 44mm (T-Mobile)

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  • Genecio

    I preordered the Silver 64GB Xs—Max for $99 down plus tax for a total of 194.86. Monthly payments of $41.67 on EIP. Didn’t get free overnight shipping all good I’d settle for the free 2-3 day ground shipping. Also traded in my 8 plus for $331.00 one-time bill credit which I’ll have them direct toward the EIP also.

    • Lit

      You traded in your 8 plus for $331? Wow. Terrible choice.

      • Genecio

        I could’ve gotten $400 for it on Craig’s List or Let-Go but as usual people tend to wanna low-ball and I don’t have the patience for that. Also nowadays I’m more leery of meeting up with prospective buyers. Thought about Gazelle, however their policies are a bit much as if one would scam. All in all I’m happy with the convenience.

        • Boomhauer

          You should try offer up or let go instead of craigslist. I just sold my iphone 6s for $300 2 months ago.

      • pda96

        I agree. $331 for an 8+ is TERRIBLE. Could have gotten at least $450.

    • Andre Harrod

      Thats not a bad deal!

  • Paul Sousa

    I’ll wait to see if they offer JOD for the XS models at $0 down like I did with my X. If not I’ll likely swap it for an XR since the addition of 600mHz is what I’m most interested in.

    • J.J.

      Many missed but the xr is a 720p lcd screen with no force touch which is a downgrade from the x and can’t even play 1080p vids on full resolution.

      • Chops

        The xr is a nice upgrade coming from iphone 8 or lower.

        • J.J.

          Yes but definitely not coming from the x. Even the 8 plus has a 1080p screen and force touch. Just a unfortunate move for Apple that doesn’t really matter since their buyers don’t recognize. Just Something I could not have imagined Jobs doing.

        • Andre Harrod

          I totally agree. Its beyond puzzling considering the iPhone 4 has the same resolution as the 2018 XR. Thats azz backwards! And for what! All to sale more expensive models for the tech people who wouldn’t dare walk around with such outdated hardware.

        • J.J.

          Honestly if you are a tech reviewer/real lover of new tech, and you are not hammering Apple for this phone you are either a fanboy, benefits in some way or forced by a boss who benefits in some way!

    • J.J.

      But I guess if 600mhz is in your area you travel and means more to you than screen resolution then I completely understand

      • Paul Sousa

        Yeah, I accept the downgraded pieces going to an XR, but coverage matters most to me. 3D Touch isn’t that big a loss IMO. The screen is the big hit, but I’d trade it for better coverage and speed.

  • JG

    There comes a point in time when selling on CL or others gets old, and sometimes too risky. I’m with you on this nowadays. I’d rather just turn it back into TMo and keep the P.O.M. Enjoy your transaction. Enjoy the phone.

    • Genecio

      My point exactly, we think alike. Yeah we both know we can get more but it’s like come on, besidesnright now I bet everyone and their mother has an iPhone listing on those respective site listings. There’s a lot of competition and even at $450, they’d haggle down to $400 even $375 plus I’d still have to ship it to them for an added cost or meet them at some mall or wherever to ensure my safety. Now all I have to do is once I get the “Max” in hand, clear out the 8+ polish it up and place it in the return packaging and wait for my $331 credit, which I’ll direct toward the remaining EIP Balance of $1000 on the Max.

      • Andre Harrod

        I totally agree! I sold my S8 Plus to Gamestop for $400 months ago and use that as my down payment to get the Max. Then did JOD to keep the monthly payment low, $25 instead of $41 per month.

  • pda96

    If I were in the market for a new iPhone, I’d get a 7+/8+. No need to pay an arm and a leg for Apple devices.

  • Enrico Abel Delos Santos

    I cant believe we dont get free overnight shipping. Also, I checked Apple website and Max 64GB is alreadg back ordered into Oct.

    • Prode

      Yup, I am just going to call Care and complain about it. It is BS that they want a down payment for JOD and charge for shipping. They never did this before with iPhone Pre Orders.

    • Andre Harrod

      WOW I didn’t know that! Glad I pre-ordered

  • Larry Griffin

    Between T-Mobile’s ridiculous down payments and the lack of special features I think I’m going to keep my x and pay it off and switch to apples iPhone upgrade program next year

    • Andre Harrod

      Thats not a bad way to go! T-Mo down payment was a blower dude. $400 for the Max 64 and $500 plus for the 256 gig option. Thats crazy!!! Its still beats buying upfront though.SMH

  • iCrap

    still no tab s4. this is ridiculous tmobile. i’m seriously considering jumping ship. i’m not an apple fanboy. in fact, i detest apple products.

    • Iphart

      Samsung tab s4 cellular will be close to $800. Do you really want to spend that much on an android tablet?

      • ManoloDF

        That will depreciate to half its value in a year as well. They don’t hold value nearly as well

        • skywalkr2

          I am also an Android phone user, but tablet wise.. Apple is the only tablet I would buy in 2018.

        • Andre Harrod

          I totally agree with you!

  • john

    Sorry cos I am very confused about whether to upgrade this year or not from her iphone 8 and my 8 plus to the new iphones. My wife is content with her phone size and I am fine with my phone size. Neither of us want bigger phones in our pockets. We checked the specs of the new Iphones and they are all even bigger then my 8plus? Starts from 5.8 inch? Pls explain. Which one is the smallest of the new iphones. Thanks

    • Kevin

      the 5.8 and 6.5 refers to the screen size, not the size of the phone. Because the Xs have an edge to edge screen the 6.5 Xs Max is the same size as the 8 plus but it has a bigger screen. The Xs is slightly bigger than the 8. The specs are all on Apple’s website.

      • john

        which of the 3 new iphones are the about the same size for 8 plus and 8?
        I want something that is about the same size as 8 plus, maybe even little smaller, and my wife about the same size as 8? Overall size in our pockets. Thanks.

        • Arbi

          There is a website called “www.Youtube.com” (it’s free to use), that if you search the phones, you can see the actual phone sizes, hands on, their reviews and differences compare to different phones!

        • ManoloDF

          John, in that case you would want the Xs Max and your wife would want the XS. They are about the same overall size as the previous ones, just with much more screen real estate due to edge to edge display.

  • THXULTRA

    Watch Series 4 is going to be amazing. Really excited to get mine. Also preorder the XS max for the bigger screen and 600mhz support. The watch really stole the show if you ask me. Really excited about the bigger screen and 8 complication watch face. Hoping for more apps that utilize the watch because it has lots of potential.

    • Andre Harrod

      I totally agree!

  • pda96

    TMO promo for the new iPhones sucks compared to AT&T and VZ. I didn’t think this day would come. But here we are, TMO is lagging……….again!

    • Prode

      They just came out with the same thing they have but you can also get a free line of service if you are a new customer.

  • francob911 .

    Wow stereo sound on Videos…. Finally Apple is catching up to Samsung, LG

    • Andre Harrod

      Yes I agree thats why I went with the Max. I hate the notch but thats still a lot of screen!

  • Billy_Boy2019

    I ordered the XS Max in Gold 256gb!

  • Enrico Abel Delos Santos

    Hard to swallow that the price difference between the 64GB and 256Gb is $150. Usually it’s been $100. SMH

  • Big Cat 1974

    Did anyone else get charged by T-Mobile for the preorder? I got charged last night around 7:30PM.

    I preordered on Friday, September 14 at 5:30AM (iPhone XS Max (Silver) 64GB.

    • Kevin

      I was charged over the weekend. My UPS app is showing that the shipping label was created but that UPS hasn’t received the package yet.

    • Dante Farrar

      I preordered Friday around 8am est. I got charged Sunday afternoon. No other activity since…

    • I also got charged but no further updates on the status of the order. I also got overnight shipping with csr but it shows as ground only. I am hoping they will ship it overnight.

    • Bryant Del Rosario

      I got charged. Also recieved an email about the charge but status is still the same on T-Mobile website

      • Bryant Del Rosario

        Mine actually says shipped on my T-Mobile account and also my phone picture and title changed to the iPhone xs Max

        Plan status – Active-Shipped

    • Big Cat 1974

      I did just get confirmation that the phone was shipped from Louisville, KY and I will receive it tomorrow (Pittsburgh). I did pay for overnight shipping.

  • Andre Harrod

    Yeah I was charged on Monday for the Xs Max and today for the Series 4. I pre-ordered on the 14th. Does anyone know when they will be delivered if you picked free shipping?

    • AJ

      I was charged as well and received an email telling me about the charge. On the email it says free overnight shipping but doesn’t say when it ships.

  • Genecio

    Got an email from UPS saying expected delivery for Friday by end of day.

    • Jesus Rosales

      Did you pay for the overnight shipping????? Or did you get the free shipping?

  • Chris Sousa Ebels

    It’s looking pretty f*cked up out there. Many people have ended up with ground shipping due to a dumb policy change + bad customer service. So it’s looking like many (including myself) won’t be receiving the phones till next week. Every year another problem honestly. get your act together T-Mobile.

    • Jesus Rosales

      I was thinking I was going to receive my phone tomorrow. I should have ordered from the apple website.

      • Chris Sousa Ebels

        Everyone was man. At least it’s blowing up. Every second tweet at their account right now is someone mad about this. And the forums are full of them as well. So I would say this is thousands not hundreds of people effected potentially.

        • Jesus Rosales

          What a joke T mobile has turned like Verizon and ATT. I cant believe Im not getting it tomorrow! Just went on Twitter and there are many angry people.

    • Brendan

      Same boat, pre-ordered and signed EIP 10 mins after the preorders started. I was under the impression I would get the phone on release day like any other time. Called T-Mobile customer service to get the tracking and scheduled delivery is Monday.

      • Jeff Moy

        Does your receipt say shipping on 9/21? I ordered over the phone because their website was crashing. My receipt says 9/21 with free overnight shipping but I don’t have a tracking number yet.

        • Brendan

          When I login to my account online it still says order processing, I called in and the customer service rep gave me my tracking number, it was just scanned at 6:07 PM but with ground shipping. I ordered on the phone too and got ground shipping.

        • Brendan

          When I log in, it says Ships by 09/21/2018

        • Brendan

          Well at least my estimated delivery date was changed to Saturday from Monday overnight

        • Jeff Moy

          Wow that sucks, just spoke with support and they gave my tracking, mine is actually overnight shipping. 1Z2E3A241306333320

        • Brendan

          Wow nice, you lucked out. I got free overnight shipping on my other pre-orders and figured if they didn’t upgrade to overnight, they would ship out out sooner so it arrives on release day. Major fail on T-Mobile customer service for not providing the correct information.

  • Jesus Rosales

    Really! I haven’t received an email. I don’t understand why they charged me on the 18th. I thought they only charge once it ships. I hate T mobile. They always do me wrong.

    • Genecio

      Which iPhone did you purchase, rumor has it that some of them are on backorder already!

      • Jesus Rosales

        I purchased the IPhone XS MAX 256GB Space Gray. My order was completed right away on preorder night. I really hope they ship it out.

        • Genecio

          Yeah sure hope so, did you pay for OVERNIGHT shipping? Mine is already in NY, a few towns away.

  • Myphone007

    Any one order XS Max – Space Gray – 512GB? I ordered two and they say Estimated to ship 09/21/2018 – 10/02/2018. I ordered on the phone at 3:00 AM EST on pre launch day.

    • Myphone007

      Just called UN-Carrier Philippines useless “Dedicated” Team customer service just for me! After 10 minutes she was clueless in me wanting to know when it would ship. She kept saying it is available starting tomorrow. I finally had to hang up on her.

    • Genecio

      I received my XS Max Simver 64GB at 09:51am this morning. I ordered around 03:20am EST on 09/14.

  • Dante Farrar

    Mine is out for delivery, thankfully.

  • Bryant Del Rosario

    I just got my XS Max and won’t turn on!!!!!!!!