Leaked documentation supplied to Apple resellers has confirmed a new Smart Battery Case will soon be available for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, featuring a new design first seen in the form of an icon within a watchOS 5.1.2 beta earlier this month.
Shared by Appleosophy, the new iPhone XS Smart Battery Case is pictured within Apple’s fall merchandising guidelines for resellers. Although the image resolution is low, it’s clear that the cases found in cells named ‘black leather XS Max’ and ‘black leather XS’ are new, unreleased accessories currently unavailable to purchase.
The documentation doesn’t have any mentioning of a silicone version of the Smart Battery Case, with Apple only mentioning a black leather version of the case.
Apple’s release date for the case is unknown, but given that the company is now distributing documentation which includes images of the case it’s likely an official launch isn’t far away.