Apple's iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Smart Battery Cases have leaked

Apple's iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Smart Battery Cases have leaked
Apple has often been criticised for the poor battery life of its newest smartphones but this year’s iPhone 11 series finally puts a stop to it all with some huge improvements. Despite this, Apple is working on a set of Smart Battery Cases for its newest iPhones that’ll extend battery life even further.

Three new images spotted by MacRumors in the latest version of iOS 13 seemingly confirm Apple’s next-generation Smart Battery Cases will stick with the updated design that was introduced last year. The only difference from an external standpoint is the camera cut-out, which is now much larger due to the extra sensors included on Apple’s latest iPhones.

Apple itself hasn’t yet commented on the existence of new Smart Battery Cases but their announcement might not be too far away. Last year, the iPhone XS & XR Smart Battery Cases leaked in December and went official one month later, which means this year’s versions may appear at some point next month.

Alternatively, Apple may unveil them before Friday. Some people believe the company is planning daily announcements this week in a strategy that’ll replicate one it adopted earlier this year when it introduced the second-gen AirPods and seventh-gen iPod Touch. If this happens, the Smart Battery Cases may be joined by new MacBook Pros and updated Apple TV hardware.

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7 Comments

1. Macready

Posts: 1829; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Is that the reason for the widespread battery drain in the latest iOS 13.1.3 update? To sell battery cases? Or is the latter the solution for the former issue? https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2019/10/27/apple-iphone-battery-drain-problem-upgrade-iphone-11-pro-max-update/#67a3b09d2867

2. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2474; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I can personally say that I have updated my devices to iOS 13.1.3 and 13.2 today with no battery issues whatsoever and I use them heavily. Although truth be told a battery case causes more harm than good. I used a couple of them a few years ago and found in each case that they caused my internal battery to die quicker than not using them.

3. Alcyone

Posts: 533; Member since: May 10, 2018

Also, a battery case is a good way to ruin a charge port. Bought it from him for $40 knowing of issues plugging and staying connected. My bro used a zerolemon case, and over time it jacked up the internal connection. Even, qi cases have issues.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

5. Wazupmrg

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Hahahahaha. So instead of making a better battery, just make a case? Hahahahaha. My Note 10+ gets at least 16 hours of heavy use a day. No case needed. But I can charge someone's apple device if their battery can't last. Hahahahaha

6. zizo90

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 12, 2017

I’ve used both variants of the Note 10+ Snapdragon and Exynos, my iPhone 11 pro max has around 20% better battery life than the snapdragon variant which is better than the exynos, so really there is no need for this battery case unless you are travelling or if you use the iphone as your main computer.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I also own a Note 10+, and the Pro Max battery last a bit longer. Mine is an AT&T SD model. Also using your Note to charge someone else’s, kills your battery. I wouldn’t use it for more than charging earbuds, or an Active 2.

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