Apple has unveiled the details of the new iPhones—iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR—as well as the new Apple Watch Series 4.

We’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the new iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR in China:


The 5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max come with same features, just in two different sizes. Both models feature Super Retina displays, OLED screens, a “faster and improved” dual camera system. Both phones are powered by the A12 Bionic CPU, the first commercially available 7nm processor.

The “lower-end” XR features a 6.1-inch LCD ‘Liquid Retina’ screen, and like the other new iPhones, is powered by the A12 Bionic chip.

Almost all the new iPhones released worldwide will support two SIM cards, even though they have only one SIM card slot—the second SIM support comes from the eSIM technology. In China and Hong Kong, however, the XS Max and the XR will have the dual-SIM setup, meaning they will come with two physical SIM slots. The iPhone XS in China will only support one SIM card.

In China, all three iPhone models support GSM and CDMA-based carriers–the same as the iPhone models that will be available in the US. As for 4G standards, the XS and XS Max support Gigabit-class LTE while the XR supports 4G LTE Advanced.

Release date

In China, iPhone XS and XS Max will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, September 14 at 3:01 pm and in stores beginning Friday, September 21.

Pre-orders for the XR will begin on 19 October before the phone starts shipping on 26 October.

The Apple watch Series 4 will be available to pre-order from September 14th at 3:01 pm, with shipping to begin on 21 September.


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A comparison of prices, features, and carriers for the different models across regions (Image credit: TechNode)

The iPhone XS and XS Max will be offered in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB configurations. In China, the XS will be priced at RMB 8699, RMB 10099, and RMB 11899, while the XS Max will be priced at RMB 9599, RMB 10999, and RMB 12799, respectively.

The XR will be offered in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB capacities, which is priced at RMB 6499, RMB 6999, and RMB 7499, respectively.

The starting price for Apple Watch Series 4 is around RMB 3199.

Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email:

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