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Time to talk cameras! The S-year often comes with a camera upgrade, and Apple had a lot to say about these new sensors.

The wide-angle sensor size has been increased by 32%.

Pixel size has also been bumped, bringing better low-light performance and contributing to the new "Smart HDR" feature.

Only time will tell if bigger pixels can help beat last year's impressive Pixel 2 camera.

There was one thing Apple forgot to mention about the new camera: all that 32% had to go somewhere, and it turns out the camera bump had to grow a little—your iPhone X case may not fit your iPhone XS.

Teardown Update: We did a little testing, and the XS and XS Max camera modules appear to be identical—meaning you can swap the same camera between models with no problem.

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