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.
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?