Launched in September 2018, the iPhone XS (along with the larger phablet-format iPhone XS Max) was the successor to the iPhone X, which had only been in production for a short time (10 months, a record for an iPhone). At the same product launch, the lower-priced iPhone XR was also unveiled. Visually similar to the iPhone X, the iPhone XS carried several hardware upgrades, including being fitted with the incredibly fast and powerful Apple A12 Bionic chip which enabled Face ID to operate more quickly. The iPhone XS was also rated IP68 for dust and water resistance (previous iPhones had only achieved IP67) which means this phone could be immersed in 2 meters of liquid for 30 minutes and still survive.
Another improvement over the iPhone X included an upgrade to the wireless charging coil, which was now made of copper – this made it more efficient, and able to more quickly charge the battery. The display was a 5.85” Super Retina OLED, and the phone had a 7MP front camera, and dual rear cameras (12MP) complete with both wide-angle and telephoto capabilities to help with shot framing and to produce more visually compelling images.
The iPhone XS has a strong and durable design, with a stainless-steel band surrounding the display, and comes complete with an enhanced resistance to liquid and dust incursion. You would imagine that this makes it pretty invincible, and to a degree you would be right. However, no matter how tough the materials and however well-made the phone, things can still go wrong. A scratched screen can make using your iPhone XS uncomfortable or even impossible, and all manner of things can go wrong with the internal workings of your phone, from dying batteries and camera issues to speaker faults and component failures. All these problems can be addressed by putting your iPhone XS into the hands of a genuine Apple repair expert – an iTech. You can drop in with your phone to your local repair shop, or call out an iTechnician to repair your iPhone wherever you happen to be – at work or at home. Quotes are free of charge, and you will be delighted by the service you receive when you call on an iTech for an on-demand iPhone XS repair.
iPhone XS repair costs vary and are constantly changing. We will keep updating this page so you can get an idea on what you should be paying for repairs in your area.