Apple Potentially Working on Smart Battery Case for Latest iPhones

It’s been three years since Apple first debuted the $99 Smart Battery Case for iPhone 6, 6s, and ultimately 7, which integrated a rear-facing protrusion that held a 1,877 mAh battery. Apple is also running on a identical accent for more moderen iPhone fashions, consistent with a discovery made through 9to5Mac in the second one beta of watchOS 5.1.2.

In earlier variations of watchOS, Apple Watch had an icon that displayed a battery case with a backside chin and horizontal digital camera, indicating this because the Smart Battery Case for iPhone 6, 6s, and 7. In the most recent beta of watchOS 5.1.2, issues had been modified and this icon now presentations a battery case without a backside chin and a vertical digital camera.

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While some distance from a affirmation, this means that Apple might be running on a Smart Battery Case for the most recent set of iPhones with vertically aligned cameras, which would come with iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. For earlier generations, Apple by no means made Smart Battery circumstances for “Plus” iPhones, possibly as a result of a significant promoting level for the ones units used to be greater battery existence sans battery case.

Unless Apple adjustments track, this implies we might most probably see a Smart Battery Case for iPhone X/XS. Still, the release window for such an adjunct — if there even is one — stays unclear.

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