TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TELUS today announced it will offer the most advanced iPhones ever, iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular), beautifully redesigned with breakthrough communication, fitness and health capabilities. Customers will be able to pre-order iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max beginning today at and TELUS stores, and all will be available in stores starting on Friday, September 21. For complete pricing details, please visit

iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max are the most advanced iPhones ever, taking the vision for the future of the smartphone to a new level, featuring stunning 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch Super Retina displays that offer remarkable brightness and true blacks while showing 60 percent greater dynamic range in HDR photos. iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max bring an improved dual camera system that offers breakthrough photo and video features, A12 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine, faster Face ID, wider stereo sound, longer battery life, splash and water resistance,i the most durable glass ever in a smartphone, a beautiful new gold finish that joins silver and space gray, and introduce Gigabit-class LTE for even faster download speeds.ii iPhone Xs Max offers a more immersive experience with over 3 million pixels for videos, movies and games, offering the largest display ever in an iPhone. Both phones introduce Dual SIM to iPhone through the use of a nano-SIM and digital eSIM.iii

Additionally, iPhone Xr, bringing the latest iPhone innovations to more people, will be available to pre-order at TELUS on October 19. iPhone Xr features an all-screen glass and aluminum design with a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display — the most color accurate in the industry, with wide color support and True Tone for a more natural viewing experience. iPhone Xr features A12 Bionic with next-generation Neural Engine, the TrueDepth camera system, faster Face ID, an advanced camera system that creates dramatic portraits using a single camera lens, LTE Advanced for fast download speeds and six beautiful finishes.

Apple Watch Series 4 is redesigned and re-engineered to help users stay connected, be more active and manage their health in powerful new ways. It features a stunning 30 percent larger display, a thinner, smaller case and a new interface with more information and richer detail. Apple Watch Series 4 with watchOS 5 brings advanced activity and communications features, along with revolutionary health capabilities including a next generation accelerometer and gyroscope which are able to detect hard falls.

“TELUS offers the latest technology on Canada’s largest and fastest network, which is why we can’t wait to bring iPhone Xs, IPhone Xs Max and Apple Watch Series 4 to our customers.“ said Dan Quick, VP Mobility Solutions, TELUS. "Our passion for putting our customers first drives our team to deliver positive outcomes for Canadians. When you combine our award winning network with value-added options and services, we stand out as the best national carrier for iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and Apple Watch Series 4.”

Value-added services such as AppleCare+ are available at TELUS with flexible payment options, in-store diagnostics and replacements. TELUS customers will be provided one-on-one support from dedicated personal representatives, while also being able to take advantage of personalized one-on-one TELUS Learning Centre sessions lead by our Apple Masters. Additionally, existing TELUS customers are eligible to upgrade to the latest Apple iPhone and receive a discount of up to $500 through the new Bring-It-Back™ program, which offers a lower upfront cost when they agree to return their device in good working condition to TELUS or by paying back the program amount at the end of their two-year term. These options and services are all designed to provide the best iPhone experience at TELUS. Most importantly, our customers can experience Canada’s largest and fastest networkiv, which has recently been recognized through awards from industry trusted bodies including Ookla Speedtestv, J.D. Powervi and OpenSignalvii.

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TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $13.8 billion of annual revenue and 13.1 million subscriber connections, including 9.0 million wireless subscribers, 1.8 million high-speed Internet subscribers, 1.3 million residential network access lines and 1.1 million TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment, video and home security. TELUS is also Canada's largest healthcare IT provider, and TELUS International delivers business process solutions around the globe.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed over $525 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 8.7 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Created in 2005 by President and CEO Darren Entwistle, TELUS’ 13 Canadian community boards and 5 International boards have led the Company’s support of grassroots charities and have contributed more than $67 million in support of 6,283 local charitable projects, enriching the lives of more than 2 million children and youth, annually. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition. For more information about TELUS, please visit

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i iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max are splash-, water- and dust-resistant, and were tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP68 under IEC standard 60529 (maximum depth of 2 meters up to 30 minutes). Splash, water and dust resistance are not permanent conditions, and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage not covered under warranty.
ii Speeds vary based on site conditions and carrier. For details on LTE support, see
iii Dual SIM support will be available via a free software update later this fall. Use of Dual SIM requires two wireless service plans (which may include restrictions on roaming). Certain restrictions apply to use.
iv As ranked by PCMag. Visit for details.
v Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data for Q1–Q2 2018. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.
vi TELUS received the highest score in Ontario in the J.D. Power 2015-2018 Canada Wireless Network Quality Studies of customers’ satisfaction with their wireless carrier. Visit
vii OpenSignal Awards - State of Mobile Networks: Canada report February 2018, based on independent analysis of 405,501,060 on-device measurements recorded by 20,474 users during the period October 1st - December 30th 2017. © 2018 OpenSignal Inc.