Everything you need to know about the iPhone XS

Last night, Apple unveiled its latest handset, the iPhone XS, alongside a smartwatch which has a fall-detention function built in. It's the most high tech and expensive Apple phone yet, so what can you expect? Here's everything you need to know.

iPhone XS release date

The iPhone XS is available to pre-order from 8.01am on the 14th September from Apple, and it will be released on the 21st September 2018.

iPhone XS price

The iPhone XS is the most expensive handset yet, starting in at £999 (for the 64GB version), whilst the bigger version, the XS Max, will cost £1,099.

iPhone XS size and design

The iPhone XS is a similar size to the 8 handset, with a 5.8" screen, whilst the XS Max is bigger at 6.5". It will come in silver, space grey and gold.

iPhone XS specs

How is the iPhone XS better than the last handset? Thanks to a lot of new features, but the main difference is that the new iPhone is waterproof - up to a maximum of 2 metres deep and 30 minutes underwater. Both models feature technology that makes them more energy efficient, and include super retina display and OLED screen meaning you'll have a super high quality display.

The camera has also had an upgrade, permitting users to adapt the depth of field of photos thanks to a dual camera system. The XS should also last about 30 minutes longer than the previous model on a battery charge.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.