The Apple Post reported last month that Apple was readying new Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Now, unreleased images of the accessories have been uncovered within the recently released iOS 13.2 software update, giving us or first glimpse at the accessories.
Apple’s new Smart Battery Cases retain the design of the previous models, with the exception of this year’s accessories featuring a large cut-out on the rear for the square camera housing found on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro.
We could see the new cases launch as soon as later this week, with iOS 13.2 also revealing details about Apple’s rumored item tracker, “AirTag”. The discovery suggests we may see a week full of releases by Apple.
Improved battery life is heavily touted by Apple for both the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro range, with the iPhone 11 Pro said to offer 4 more hours of battery life than the iPhone XS, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max offering 5 hours more battery life than the iPhone XS Max.
For its previous-generation iPhone XS Max, Apple claimed using a Smart Battery Case would add 37 hours of talk time, 20 hours of internet, and 25 hours of video playback, on-top of the battery power from the iPhone itself.
The range of Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max all feature Qi charging support, allowing users to recharge the battery case by placing it on any wireless charging pad, priced at $129.