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iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 8, and iPhone 7: Which iPhone should you buy?

iPhone XS Max vs. iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8

It’s official, folks, for the second straight year, Apple unveiled three new iPhones during its usual mid-September media event yesterday. Unlike last year, however, all three new iPhones look the same. They all have the all-screen design with the iconic notch at the top, and the home button is gone for good. That is, if you’re looking for a 2018 iPhone right now.

Because Apple will still sell older models right alongside the brand new ones. The iPhone SE, 6 and iPhone 6s have reached the end of life, while last year’s iPhone X will also be discontinued. No point keeping it around with a better iPhone XS already official.

That said, here’s Apple’s fall 2018 iPhone lineup, complete with all the new prices:

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

  • 32GB iPhone 7: $449
  • 128GB iPhone 7: $549
  • 32GB iPhone 7 Plus: $569
  • 128GB iPhone 7 Plus: $669

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

  • 64GB iPhone 8: $599
  • 256GB iPhone 8: $749
  • 64GB iPhone 8 Plus: $699
  • 256GB iPhone 8 Plus: $849

iPhone XR

  • 64GB iPhone XR: $749
  • 128GB iPhone XR: $799
  • 256GB iPhone XR: $899

iPhone XS

  • 64GB iPhone XS: $999
  • 256GB iPhone XS: $1,149
  • 512GB iPhone XS: $1,349

iPhone XS Max

  • 64GB iPhone XS Max: $1,099
  • 256GB iPhone XS Max: $1,249
  • 512GB iPhone XS Max: $1,449

Price comparison at a glance

Just like in previous years, Apple is selling a wide-variety of iPhones, starting at $449 and going all the way up to $1,449. Regardless of your budget, if you want to purchase a brand new iPhone, this cheat-sheet should come in handy — obviously, if you’re comfortable getting used iPhones, you’re going to get an even better model for your money. What’s worth noting is that the 32GB storage tier is almost gone and that the iPhone 8 phones are still more than decent devices a year after their launch — we’re practically looking at iPhone X specs into a form factor that still retains that beloved Touch ID sensor. We’ve highlighted the 2018 iPhones below:

  • $449: 32GB iPhone 7
  • $549: 128GB iPhone 7
  • $569: 32GB iPhone 7 Plus
  • $599: 64GB iPhone 8
  • $669: 128GB iPhone 7 Plus
  • $699 64GB iPhone 8 Plus
  • $749: 256GB iPhone 8, 64GB iPhone XR
  • $799: 128GB iPhone XR
  • $849: 256GB iPhone 8 Plus
  • $899: 256GB iPhone XR
  • $999: 64GB iPhone XS
  • $1,099: 64GB iPhone XS Max
  • $1,149: 256GB iPhone XS
  • $1,249: 256GB iPhone XS Max
  • $1,349: 512GB iPhone XS
  • $1,449: 512GB iPhone XS Max

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.