Apple seems to be readying the discharge of a brand new Smart Battery Case for the iPhone XS, and in all probability variations for the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR too, in line with knowledge exposed via 9to5Mac‘s Guilherme Rambo.
Rambo exposed references to three style identifiers for the case in iOS code, together with A2070, A2071 and A2171, suggesting that Apple may free up the case in three other sizes for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Another identifier discovered within the iOS code reportedly issues in opposition to a 2018 free up.
Apple’s first Smart Battery Case used to be for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, and used to be provided with a 1,877 mAh battery that protruded out of the again of the case. Apple later launched an iPhone 7 model with a an identical design however greater 2,365 mAh battery. Both value $99 within the United States, with the latter nonetheless to be had.
9to5Mac previous discovered an icon within the watchOS 5.1.2 beta that looks to correlate to the brand new Smart Battery Case. The icon suggests the case can have a Lightning connector, however it is unclear if wi-fi charging will probably be supported. It additionally looks as if the brand new circumstances would possibly now not have a “chin” extending previous the ground of the iPhone.
It’s now not out of the extraordinary for Apple to free up new equipment in December, with the unique Smart Battery Case launching this month in 2015 and AirPods launching in December 2016 after a multi-month extend.
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