Pronounced ‘iPhone ten-S’ – in case you’re discussing it with friends, family or colleagues – it’s the handset Apple CEO Tim Cook claims is “by far the most advanced iPhone ever created”.
It might seem like Apple’s only added some minor upgrades to the now-discontinued iPhone X, given the iPhone XS is encased in a surgical-grade stainless steel and glass body and still retains the quintessential iPhone X design.
But it’s what’s under the hood that matters. The iPhone XS is powered by Apple’s latest A12 Bionic chip, enhanced facial recognition technology, improved gaming smarts, and now also comes in a bigger-capacity 512GB storage version.
On the outside, the 2.7 million pixel 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED display is encapsulated by thin bezels – and that notch, of course – making it one of the best screens we’ve seen on a smartphone, delivering rich colours and strong contrast ratios.
iPhone XS plans
We don’t expect everyone to want to drop upwards of $1,629 on an outright handset, so there's a good chance you'll be keeping an eye out for a plan. Thankfully for you, we've done all the legwork for you, searching high and low to compare the best plans available.
While you can scroll down the page a little and use our handy comparison tool to weigh up your options, we've hand-picked out some of the best if you're looking for big data, best value, or cheapest overall option.
While Optus has this limited-time deal on (ends June 30), you should make use of this discounted plan and get a stupendous 200GB of data with your 256GB iPhone XS handset and a pair of Beats Solo 3 wireless headphones. Besides that, you'll get unlimited international calls and texts and 4GB of roaming data, as well as the host of standard Optus extras. Total cost over 24 months is $3,006
The least you'll be paying to join in on the iPhone XS fun is just over a hundred a month with Optus, netting you the 64GB handset and 4GB of data. You'll also get all the Optus perks to help with your data cap, such as streaming music via Spotify data-free. Total cost over 24 months is $2,472
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