All "X" branded iPhone models ship with Face ID starting with the iPhone X. This also means that the iPhone XS and XS Max have no physical Home Button. Users can unlock their device using their face or 6 digit passcode. Apple claims Face ID is the "most secure facial authentication ever in a smartphone," and faster and better than Touch ID. Face ID also can be used with Apple Pay and log ins.
iPhone XS Max
The iPhone XS Max is the same thickness as the iPhone XS and iPhone X. It is 0.30 inches (7.7 mm) thick and 3.05 inches wide, compared to the iPhone XS which is only 2.79 inches wide. It weighs 7.34 ounces or 208 grams.
Apple AirPods are sold separately for $159.00 through apple.com.
The iPhone XS Max does not ship with a pair of AirPods. Instead it ships with a pair of EarPods with Lightning Connector. These can be connected through the Lightning port on your device since the XS Max is not equipped with a 3.55mm headphone jack.
The iPhone XS Max also ships with a Lightning to USB Cable and 5W USB Power Adapter for charging your device.
The iPhone XS Max is equipped with the same dual 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras as the iPhone XS. The camera system features dual optical image stabilization with 2x optical zoom, a faster sensor, ortrait mode with advanced bokeh, Depth Control and Portrait Lighting with five effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono).
The rear 12MP camera is capable of shooting 4K video at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps.
The front-facing 7MP TrueDepth Camera features Animoji and Memoji technology and 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps.
No, even with its large almost iPad mini-like display, the iPhone Max does not support the Apple Pencil. The iPhone XS Max boasts the largest iPhone display ever at 6.5-inches, making it only slightly smaller than the iPad mini at 7.9-inches. There have been rumors that Apple is working on a smaller stylus that will work with future iPhone models. Many industry insiders believe that the next-generation iPhone Max will replace the iPad mini, and be the first Apple handset to feature Apple Pencil support.