iPhone XS vs. iPhone X — The Camera Hardware Changes
We released Halide 1.9 on Monday, with a powerful new feature called Technical Readout. Reviewers with advance access to the iPhone XS have been kind enough to share these readouts with us, detailing several camera hardware specs. After some analysis, we can now give you an overview of what’s new in the iPhone XS camera hardware and its technical capabilities beyond what Apple stated at their keynote. Note that these are the hardware specs — Apple focused strongly on software enhancements like Smart HDR and the new Portrait mode, which are not covered by the technical specifications. Skip to the end for the comparison table. What’s new? Redesigned wide-angle lens The lens on iPhone XS and XS Max that is used for most shots* has had an overhaul with a new 26mm equivalent focal length. This is a change of 2mm—shaved off the previous iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X which have 28mm wide-angle lenses. Rafael Zeier, a journalist and Halide and iPhone XS user was kind enough to share a comparison: A new sensor While we can’t check the size of the sensor with our Technical Readout, all data points to a new sensor in the iPhone XS. John Gruber confirmed that the new..