At Apple’s Gather Round event in Cupertino today, the company announced its iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max, successors to the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X. Apple’s 12th-generation phones are now official.

Preorders for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max begin September 21, and the devices will begin shipping September 28. Like with the iPhone X, you’ll have to wait longer for the iPhone XR: until October 19 to preorder and until October 26 for it to ship.

Before you get your credit card ready, and assuming you’re not enthused about Android 9.0 Pie (that’s really your only option, as Windows 10 Mobile and BlackBerry are dead), you might want to see exactly what you’re getting. The tables below show you what Apple has changed — we’ve decided to compare the iPhone 8 and iPhone XR, iPhone X and iPhone XS, as well as the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone XS Max, at the time of each of their respective launches.

iPhone 8 iPhone XR
Price $699, $849 $749, $799, $899
Storage 64GB, 256GB 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
Display 4.7-inch, 1334×750, 326 ppi 6.1-inch, 1792×828, 326 ppi
Contrast ratio 1400:1 1400:1
Processors A11 Bionic 64-bit, M11 motion A12 Bionic 64-bit
Identification Touch ID Face ID
Rear camera 12MP, ƒ/1.8 12MP, ƒ/1.8
Video recording 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 60fps 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 60fps
Front camera 7MP photos, 1080p video 7MP photos, 1080p video
FaceTime Over Wi-Fi or cellular Over Wi-Fi or cellular
Assistant Siri Siri
Navigation GPS and GLONASS GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS
Connectivity Bluetooth 5.0, NFC Bluetooth 5.0, NFC
Talk time Up to 14 hours Up to 25 hours
Internet use Up to 12 hours Up to 15 hours
Video playback Up to 13 hours Up to 16 hours
Audio playback Up to 40 hours Up to 65 hours
Height 5.45 inches (138.4 mm) 5.94 inches (150.9 mm)
Width 2.65 inches (67.3 mm) 2.98 inches (75.7 mm)
Depth 0.29 inch (7.3 mm) 0.33 inch (8.3 mm)
Weight 5.22 ounces (148 grams) 6.84 ounces (194 grams)
SIM card Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
Connector Lightning Lightning
Colors Silver, Gold, Space Gray Red, Yellow, White, Coral, Black, Blue

 
If you’re trading in an iPhone 8 for an iPhone XR, you’re paying more for a bigger phone, larger display, and heavier device, with better specs.

Here’s the iPhone X versus the iPhone XS:

iPhone X iPhone XS
Price $999, $1,149 $999, $1,149, $1,349
Storage 64GB, 256GB 64GB, 256GB, 512GB
Display 5.8-inch, 2436×1125, 458 ppi 5.8-inch, 2436×1125, 458 ppi
Contrast ratio 1,000,000:1 1,000,000:1
Processors A11 Bionic 64-bit, M11 motion A12 Bionic 64-bit
Identification Face ID Face ID
Rear camera 1 12MP, ƒ/1.8 12MP, ƒ/1.8
Rear camera 2 12MP, ƒ/2.4 12MP, ƒ/2.4
Video recording 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 60fps 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 60fps
Front camera 7MP photos, 1080p video 7MP photos, 1080p video
FaceTime Over Wi-Fi or cellular Over Wi-Fi or cellular
Assistant Siri Siri
Navigation GPS and GLONASS GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS
Connectivity Bluetooth 5.0, NFC Bluetooth 5.0, NFC
Talk time Up to 21 hours Up to 20 hours
Internet use Up to 12 hours Up to 12 hours
Video playback Up to 13 hours Up to 14 hours
Audio playback Up to 60 hours Up to 60 hours
Height 5.65 inches (143.6 mm) 5.65 inches (143.6 mm)
Width 2.79 inches (70.9 mm) 2.79 inches (70.9 mm)
Depth 0.30 inch (7.7 mm) 0.30 inch (7.7 mm)
Weight 6.14 ounces (174 grams) 6.24 ounces (177 grams)
SIM card Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
Connector Lightning Lightning
Colors Silver, Space Gray Gold, Silver, Space Gray

 
The iPhone XS isn’t much of an upgrade over the iPhone X. You’re getting a slightly more powerful phone, with one-hour worse battery life — thankfully you don’t have to pay more for it. No wonder Apple killed off the iPhone X — it really has no place in the lineup.

And now finally, the Plus/Max comparison:

iPhone 8 Plus iPhone XS Max
Price $799, $949 $1,099, $1,249, $1,449
Storage 64GB, 256GB 64GB, 256GB, 512GB
Display 5.5-inch, 1920×1080, 401 ppi 6.5-inch, 2688×1242, 458 ppi
Contrast ratio 1300:1 1,000,000:1
Processors A11 Bionic 64-bit, M11 motion A12 Bionic 64-bit
Identification Touch ID Face ID
Rear camera 1 12MP, ƒ/1.8 12MP, ƒ/1.8
Rear camera 2 12MP, ƒ/2.8 12MP, ƒ/2.8
Video recording 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 60fps 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 60fps
Front camera 7MP photos, 1080p video 7MP photos, 1080p video
FaceTime Over Wi-Fi or cellular Over Wi-Fi or cellular
Assistant Siri Siri
Navigation GPS and GLONASS GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS
Connectivity Bluetooth 5.0, NFC Bluetooth 5.0, NFC
Talk time Up to 21 hours Up to 25 hours
Internet use Up to 13 hours Up to 13 hours
Video playback Up to 14 hours Up to 15 hours
Audio playback Up to 60 hours Up to 65 hours
Height 6.24 inches (158.4 mm) 6.20 inches (157.5 mm)
Width 3.07 inches (78.1 mm) 3.05 inches (77.4 mm)
Depth 0.30 inch (7.5 mm) 0.30 inch (7.7 mm)
Weight 7.13 ounces (202 grams) 7.34 ounces (208 grams)
SIM card Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
Connector Lightning Lightning
Colors Silver, Gold, Space Gray Silver, Gold, Space Gray

 
This is probably the least obvious comparison, but that’s largely because the iPhone XS Max is supposed to stand out as in its own class. And if you want the best iPhone, as always, it will cost you.

One last thing: Touch ID is not available in any of these new phones. Keep that in mind if you’re not a fan of Face ID.