Apple iPhone XS And XR Smart Battery Case Features: What You Need To Know

By Amit Chowdhry ● January 16, 2019

Apple recently announced smart battery cases for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. The cases are available in black or white. And the cases are priced at $129. Essentially these cases adds a bit of extra life to your iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR so you do not need to have to reach for a charger as often.

The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR smart battery cases have a similar design that Apple used in the past with the iPhone 7 version. At the back of the smart battery case is a bump, which houses the battery pack.

Photo: iPhone XR Smart Battery Case / Credit: Apple

The amount of extra battery life depends on the device that you have. Here is a breakdown:

iPhone XS Smart Battery Case

– Qi-certified charger compatible

– Increased talk time up to 33 hours, Internet use up to 21 hours, and video playback up to 25 hours

– Smart Battery Case displays the battery status on the iPhone Lock screen and Notification Center

– Charge faster with USB-PD compatible chargers and supports Lightning accessories

iPhone XS Max Smart Battery Case

– Qi-certified charger compatible

– Increased talk time up to 37 hours, Internet use up to 20 hours, and video playback up to 25 hours

– Smart Battery Case displays the battery status on the iPhone Lock screen and Notification Center

– Charge faster with USB-PD compatible chargers and supports Lightning accessories

iPhone XR Max Smart Battery Case

– Qi-certified charger compatible

– Increased talk time up to 39 hours, Internet use up to 22 hours, and video playback up to 27 hours

– Smart Battery Case displays the battery status on the iPhone Lock screen and Notification Center

– Charge faster with USB-PD compatible chargers and supports Lightning accessories

All of these cases have a soft microfiber lining inside to help you protect your iPhone. And the outside features a silky soft-touch finish of silicone. To take the case off and put it back on, there is an elastomer hinge.

It’s worth reiterating that wireless charging will still work even if you put one of these cases on as the cases are Qi-certified. These cases will be available for purchase starting January 18th.

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