Gadget Lab Podcast: Breaking Down the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR

It’s probably the most great time of the 12 months, when you love glass slabs and linked watches. Apple revealed three new iPhones this week – the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR – together with a brand new Apple Watch that has extra health-tracking options than it ever has earlier than.

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But this was additionally an “S” 12 months for iPhones, which suggests probably the most important updates to the telephones are inner ones, reasonably than radical exterior redesigns. Sure, the iPhone XS Max has the largest cellphone show Apple has ever shipped; however its physique is similar dimension as an iPhone 8 Plus. That signifies that Apple has to work a bit of bit tougher to show to shoppers that its brand-new A12 Bionic chip, its digicam enhancements, and its tightly built-in {hardware} and software program are well worth the $1,000-and-up price ticket for its flagship telephones. Arielle, Lauren, and Mike talk about the {hardware} occasion and the brand new wares themselves on this week’s podcast.


Check out our protection from the occasion; we even have all the main points on the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, the iPhone XR, and the Apple Watch Series 4.

Recommendations this week: Lauren recommends shopping for a cellphone case – any cellphone case – so your cellphone doesn’t find yourself shattered like hers. Arielle recommends these new sneakers from Rothy’s, which you’ll be able to learn extra about in her unique deep dive on the making of the brand new kicks. Mike recommends a podcast referred to as Stoner. It’s about uncommon gem stones. Just kidding.

Send the Gadget Lab hosts suggestions on their private Twitter feeds. Arielle Pardes is @pardesoteric. Lauren Goode is @laurengoode. Michael Calore may be discovered at @snackfight. Bling the principle hotline at @GadgetLab. Our theme music is by Solar Keys.

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