iPhone XS/XR Smart Battery Cases go official with Qi charging support

iPhone XS/XR Smart Battery Cases go official with Qi charging support
Following multiple suggestions that the accessory was indeed on the way, today Apple has announced its new line of Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.

Much like the original case, this new one won’t be winning design awards any time soon. Nevertheless, they are certainly a big improvement over the previous version. Gone is the odd-looking island and in its place is a new bulge that extends to the bottom and sides and occupies three-quarters of the rear.

In addition to the new design, each Smart Battery Case also supports Qi wireless charging. This means that users can simultaneously charge both the case and their 2018 iPhone of choice to extend their battery life further. Speaking of which, this is how Apple rates each case:

  • Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS: an extra 33 hours of talk time, 21 hours of internet use, and 25 hours of video playback.
  • Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS Max: an extra 37 hours of talk time, 20 hours of internet use, and 25 hours of video playback.
  • Smart Battery Case for iPhone XR: an extra 39 hours of talk time, 22 hours of internet use, and 27 hours of video playback.

All three Smart Battery Cases are available to purchase starting today at $129. Shipments begin this Friday, January 18.

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15 Comments

1. Yousefjaber206

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 09, 2018

Wtf $130 for that !! Wasn't the $100 one already expensive!?

3. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Its apple

11. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

It’s got zero chin design and fast wireless charging adeed and probably higher capacity and faster wired charging. And t seems like a good upgrade for just 30 bucks.

2. cmdacos

Posts: 4100; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

HahahaHahaha

4. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

XR with the case should get at least 50h of screen time, 3-4 days standby for a power user!!!

6. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Truly never ending battery life!

9. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

XR already has a “truly never ending battery life”; I mean it ends finally but I can go out in the morning with maybe 30% and still manage to get back at night with the phone on (albeit, with some heavy management), 50-60% is enough for an average day and 100% means I can use my phone without a single minute of pause through the entire workday.

5. cncrim

Posts: 1586; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Save $130 if you dont buy it.

7. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I'm glad to see that this was real but I'm guessing that the X isn't going to work so well with the XS case.

12. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

iPhone 6 worked with 6S case, iPhone 8 with 7 case. Dimensions and camera bumb being the only problem.

15. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

You have a great point. The camera bump is my concern. It's painful to pay so much and not have the bump be okay.

8. dimas

Posts: 3343; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Apple brought the camel case back lol! Even mophie can do better design than that.

13. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Yeah of course. They copied this design by the rumor - see their freedom case. (Which is worse btw)

10. shiv179

Posts: 150; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

It looks FUGLY

14. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Why ? It’s the best battery case money can buy.

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