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iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR: See Apple's biggest phones ever

Take a good look at all the three iPhones announced on Sept.12 at Apple's big event.

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Apple's new iPhone lineup for 2018

On Wednesday, Apple unveiled a trio of new iPhones during a press event in Cupertino, California. The lineup includes the iPhone XS,  iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR, and they are the company's biggest and most expensive offerings to date.

Editors' Note: This gallery was originally published on Sept. 12 and has been updated with specs and pricing.

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iPhone XS Max, XR and XS

From left to right (and biggest to smallest), the new iPhones are the 6.5-inch XS Max, the 6.1-inch XR and the 5.8-inch XS.

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Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

The iPhone XS (pronounced "10-S", not "excess") features an OLED HDR display, a faster and more efficient A12 Bionic chip along with improved photos and video technology. Preorders have already begun and the phone goes on sale Sept. 21. 

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Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

The iPhone XS and XS Max come in three colors: gold, black and grey.

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Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

With iOS 12 and ARKit 2 the iPhone XS now supports immersive multiplayer AR and VR gaming. 

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Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

On the back, the phones sport two 12-megapixel cameras including a telephoto lens that can take portrait shots.

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Some rear camera specs

A breakout of the dual rear cameras tech.

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Adjusting the bokeh effect

With the new iPhone, you can now adjust how strong the blurred effect can be in the background even after you snap a picture.

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Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

The front houses a 7-megapixel camera with Face ID that enables users to unlock their phones and authorize mobile payments.

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A closer look at the front-facing camera

A breakout of the iPhone's front-facing camera and sensors

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Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

Just like past iterations, the iPhones do not have a headphone jack. Instead, users will have to use wireless headphones or connect through a Lightning port cable.

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Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

New to the phone is a dual-SIM capability, which include a nano-SIM and an e-SIM.

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Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

The phone is still water resistant and satisfies the IP68 standard of dust and water resistance.

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Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

Another look at the iPhone's AR and VR capabilities.

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Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

With its super-thin bezels, the iPhone does not have a physical home button. Instead, users have to employ navigational gestures and swipes.

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Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

Another look at the phone's thin bezels and on-screen notch.

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Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

With its 6.5-inch screen, the iPhone XS Max (left) is the biggest iPhone to date.

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Apple iPhone XS Max

A closer look at the XS Max and its bigger size.

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Apple iPhone XR

The third iPhone Apple announced was the iPhone XR. It features a 6.1-inch LCD display, a single 12-megapixel camera and comes in a variety of colors.

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Apple iPhone XS Max, XR and XS

As for pricing, the iPhone XS Max starts at $1,099, £1,099 and AU$1,799 for the 64GB model, while the XS begins at $999, £999 and AU$1,629 for the same capacity. Meanwhile, the slightly "cheaper" iPhone XR starts at $749, £749 and AU$1,229.

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Apple iPhone XS Max

Take a look at a few more photos of the new iPhones.

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Apple iPhone XS Max

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Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

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Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

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Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

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Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

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Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

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Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

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iPhone XR camera features

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Apple iPhone XR

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Apple iPhone XR

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Apple iPhone XR

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Apple iPhone XR

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Apple iPhone XR

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