Apple has officially unveiled its new lineup of iPhones for 2018. But before you whip out your wallet to throw money at the trillion-dollar company, you’ll want to know a few things first. This is GameSpot’s iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR pre-order guide, complete with release dates, pre-order dates, and other information you’ll need to pre-order these gorgeous phones that launch soon.
Pre-Order iPhone XS
As is common for “S” years for iPhones, this year’s evolution of the iPhone X model doesn’t shake things up in terms of design. It still has the gorgeous 5.8-inch OLED display that takes up nearly the entire front of the phone, plus stereo speakers, dual-cameras, and the True Tone display found in last year’s model.
The processor and GPU will get their standard annual boosts, and Apple says the battery will last about 30 minutes longer than last year’s model (hooray?). Despite the similarities to last year’s model, this is a slick-looking device, and you’re not going to find a more powerful iPhone for the next 12 months.
You can pre-order an iPhone XS starting at 12:01 AM PT (3:01 AM ET) September 14, and it will ship on September 21. Here’s how the pricing breaks down.
iPhone XS Pricing
- 64 GB – $999 ($49.91 per month with Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program)
- 256 GB – $1,149 ($56.16 per month)
- 512 GB – $1,349 ($64.50 per month)
Once pre-orders go live, here’s the link you’ll need to buy it directly from Apple:
If you’d prefer to get yours from your cell carrier, check their website to see if their iPhone XS page is live yet.
Pre-Order iPhone XS Max
The iPhone XS Max is a larger version of the XS, with a sizable 6.5-inch OLED display. Aside from that, it has the same features available in the XS. You can pre-order an iPhone XS Max at 12:01 AM PT (3:01 AM ET) on September 14, and it will ship on September 21. Here’s how the pricing breaks down.
iPhone XS Max Price
- 64 GB – $1,099 ($54.08 per month with iPhone Upgrade Program)
- 256 GB – $1,249 ($60.33 per month)
- 512 GB – $1,449 ($68.66 per month)
Once pre-orders open up, here’s the Apple link you’ll need to lock in your purchase:
If you’d prefer to pre-order yours from your carrier, check their website to see if their iPhone XS Max listing is available yet.
Pre-Order iPhone XR
If you want a brightly colored iPhone, the XR is the model for you. The iPhone XR is a more affordable version of the XS, with lower-end versions of some of the components. Its screen is an LCD instead of an OLED, and it only has one camera on the back instead of two. It comes in smaller storage capacities than its more expensive siblings, but it’s available in a wide selection of colors. In terms of size, it lands right between the XS and XS Max, with its 6.1-inch display. The iPhone XR launches October 26, but you can pre-order one starting at 12:01 AM PT (3:01 AM ET) on October 19. Here’s the pricing for this model.
iPhone XR Price
- 64 GB – $749 ($37.41 per month with iPhone Upgrade Program)
- 128 GB – $799 ($39.50 per month)
- 256 GB – $899 ($43.66 per month)
Once pre-orders go live on October 19, here’s the Apple link you you can use to secure one for yourself:
Check your carrier’s site to see if this model’s page has gone live yet.
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