Do you own an iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max or an iPhone XR? If that answer is yes, we have some good news for you. The Cupertino based technology giant has launched a much-awaited Smart Battery Case for its latest iPhone lineup. The newly launched Smart Battery Case by Apple is said to extend the talk time by up to 39 hours. Yes, you read that right.
Apple has used a soft-touch silicone exterior coupled with a soft elastomer hinge design. The insides of the case have a lining of microfiber. The battery pack is hidden in the new Smart Battery case. But one can easily figure out where it is because the case protrudes out where the battery is placed.
You can use the Smart Battery Case with an iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. Customers can choose from Black and White coloured variants of the battery case. According to Apple, the Smart Battery Case can increase the talk time of iPhone XS by up to 33 hours and that of iPhone XR (review) by up to 39 hours. It is also worth noticing that the Smart Battery Case has support for iOS, so you will be able to check its battery status on the iPhone lock screen as well as in the Notification Centre of your device.
The Smart Battery Case has been designed in a way that it won’t create any hindrance in case the user wishes to use the Lightning port for charging their iPhone or for connecting their headphones to listen to music. It has also support for Qi-certifies chargers, which basically means that the Smart Battery case can be charged using a compatible wireless charger. Users may also opt for fast charging by using a USB-PD compatible charger.
The Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR costs $129 which, on conversion becomes approximately Rs 9,200. While it has already gone on sale in the United States, as of now, there is no word on its India pricing or availability.
We should mention that this isn’t the first time that Apple has launched a Smart Battery Case for its iPhones. Back in 2015, the company had rolled out the case for its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s smartphones. However, the design of the case attracted a lot of criticism. The company’s CEO Tim Cook even defended the design of the case saying that accessory wasn’t something that was meant to be used on a daily basis.