iPhone XS and XS Max review

  • Published on:  9/18/2018
  • Apple's new iPhone XS and XS Max are familiar territory with two key updates: a faster processor and an upgraded camera. Oh, and the XS Max has the largest screen ever found on an iPhone. But is that enough to justify the very high cost of the best iPhones you can buy?Correction: Nilay misspoke! The iPhone XS Max has a 6.5-inch display, not 6.8. The XS has a 5.8, and the XR has a 6.1.Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGsHere's a link to buy Apple's new iPhone XS and XS Max: https://fave.co/2X5r1ojNote: we sometimes place affiliate links directly to the best deals in our video descriptions, so we may earn a commission if you buy something.Like The Verge on Facebook: https://goo.gl/2P1aGcFollow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/XTWX61Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvXRead More: http://www.theverge.comCommunity guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAvSubscribe to Verge Science on YouTube, a new home base for our explorations into the future of science: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl


  • The Verge
    The Verge  11 months ago+1920

    I misspoke! The iPhone XS Max has a 6.5-inch display, not 6.8. The XS has a 5.8, and the XR has a 6.1. — Nilay

  • Valentine
    Valentine 10 months ago+786

    Why am I watching this? I'm freaking poor?😂

    JAYAKRISHNAN H 10 months ago+93

    In India it costs 1500$ for XS base variant and 1900$ for 512GB
    It's not luxury. It's madness.

  • aLeX11272423
    aLeX11272423 10 months ago+215

    “That’s 2 swipes for one thing” first world problems. What ever will we do

  • Joza Diosa
    Joza Diosa 9 months ago+281

    I'm still wondering why there's no iPhone 9?

  • Learn More
    Learn More 11 months ago+585

    You truly know that Apple needs to step up their game next year when even The Verge and EverythingApplePro is underwhelmed with these new phones.

  • Shawn Brewington
    Shawn Brewington 10 months ago+307

    Funny how after about a month of usage, all these lil specs won't even matter to most users...

  • Mark O'Cain
    Mark O'Cain 10 months ago+331

    We've reached 'peak' Apple.... nothing satisfies now. I'm still on the iPhone 6 Plus and will be until Apple comes out with something impressive enough to justify the price. This hasn't been th case for me for the last 4 years.

  • L F
    L F 10 months ago+199

    not gonna throw money away my iphone 7 still works just fine

  • assasinstar1
    assasinstar1 7 months ago+9

    Just went from an Android to iPhone XS Max I honestly love how fast everything is. Wow have I been missing out

    HENRY THE RC CAR 11 months ago+1555

    I decided to sell my house and with the money, i will buy an Iphone! 💰

  • Azam Afzal
    Azam Afzal 10 months ago+115

    Hmm decisions decisions... 🤔
    Na I'll stick with my IPhone 6s for now as it really does everything I need it to do.

  • SJ Villegas
    SJ Villegas 10 months ago+4

    Im gonna use my iphonex for moreeee years until they brought up a new design!!!

  • zorglub667
    zorglub667 10 months ago+7

    those prices are just ridiculous. but im sure the fanbase will once again show apple that they can get away with everything.
    their loss.

  • קארטיוב
    קארטיוב 9 months ago+64

    Basically, 80% of people buy a new and a very expensive phone for a little more screen and little better camera while all they do it's browsing the net and using whatsapp. Amazing.

  • H. Kashyap
    H. Kashyap 11 months ago+319

    Tim doesn't know currency conversion properly. Buying an iPhone anywhere other than the US is ridiculously expensive.

  • Trying 2 Hard
    Trying 2 Hard 10 months ago+31

    Why people acting like the XS is such a disappointment compared to other S models..? Like chill it’s a spec bump year

  • Sarthak 4968
    Sarthak 4968 14 days ago+3

    Xs gang where you at?❤

  • Tyler Johnson
    Tyler Johnson 10 months ago+67

    The 8 plus will probably be the last iPhone I own for a while. I don’t understand why they couldn’t offer a phone with a fingerprint scanner. Samsung will probably offer 5 variable biometric parameters.

    AKFAN FORTYSEVEN 10 months ago+30

    Why do I like expensive stuff?....sigh..