Rumors about new Smart Battery Cases for the XS, XS Max and XR iPhones painted at the end of 2018 [1, 2, 3, 4] and it was only a matter of time before Apple released the accessory. They are already available!
Created for the iPhone XS, the Smart Battery Case, in addition to protecting the device, increases battery life. Inside, a soft microfiber layer provides protection. On the outside, you can feel the softness of the silicone finish on the touch. The flexible elastomer hinge design makes it easy to attach and remove the cover.
Yes, in the plural: for the first time, we have a Smart Battery Case for each of the most current models of the Apple smartphone (XS, XS Max and XR), not limited to the smaller size. This means that you, the owner of an iPhone XS Max or XR (devices that have a stiffer battery – the XR, even the best ever seen on an iPhone), can also use one if you don’t want to worry about battery and recharges in the middle of the day (or until the next day).
In Brazil, the new accessories are already listed in the Apple Online Store but still unavailable for purchase. Regardless of the model chosen, the Smart Battery Case comes out R $ 1,200 (in the United States, for $ 130 – plus taxes). The battery cases are offered in black or white and, as the rumors have pointed out, have a “hump” that starts just below the camera and goes to the base of the device.
According to Apple, the batteries have the following specifications:
The Smart Battery Case is compatible with standard Qi chargers, so you can recharge your iPhone and Smart Battery Case at the same time in a wireless charger in a good way. The smart battery status is displayed on your iPhone’s Locked Screen and in the Notification Center, so you know exactly how much charge is left in the accessory.
In addition, it has a Lightning port on the bottom where you can use traditional chargers, fast recharging (USB ‑ PD), headphones with Lightning connector and even a Lightning adapter for Digital AV.