Apple Expected to Release iPhone XS Battery Case Soon, Possibly iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR Versions Too

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    Apple appears to be readying the release of a new Smart Battery Case for the iPhone XS, and possibly versions for the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR too, based on information uncovered by 9to5Mac's Guilherme Rambo.

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    Rambo uncovered references to three model identifiers for the case in iOS code, including A2070, A2071 and A2171, suggesting that Apple could release the case in three different sizes for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Another identifier found in the iOS code reportedly points towards a 2018 release.

    Apple's first Smart Battery Case was for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, and was equipped with a 1,877 mAh battery that protruded out of the back of the case. Apple later released an iPhone 7 version with a similar design but larger 2,365 mAh battery. Both cost $99 in the United States, with the latter still available.

    9to5Mac earlier found an icon in the watchOS 5.1.2 beta that appears to correlate to the new Smart Battery Case. The icon suggests the case will have a Lightning connector, but it's unclear if wireless charging will be supported. It also looks like the new cases might not have a "chin" extending past the bottom of the iPhone.

    It's not out of the ordinary for Apple to release new accessories in December, with the original Smart Battery Case launching this month in 2015 and AirPods launching in December 2016 after a multi-month delay.

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    Moderators: Why is this marked PRSI? Just curious b/c there really isn't anything PRSI about the topic.
     
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  4. Ebok macrumors 6502

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    I see it now:

    New cases start from $149

    2 months later

    “Apple cases are not selling cause Apple just doesn’t wanna sell them anymore and it has NOTHINGGG to do with the price!!!!!11!!!”
     
  5. Glockworkorange macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, you guys beat me to it.

    I want one for my XS Max.
     
  6. Capeto macrumors regular

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    I wrote to my senator about the alarmingly important political issue of iPhone battery cases. Contact your representatives!
     
  7. rmoliv macrumors 6502a

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    Rambo, the guy who said changing your country to US would enable ECG?
     
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    Because Tim Cook is God and he has bestowed upon us a new case. Be fruitful and multiply.
     
  10. twocents macrumors regular

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    I really hope so for my XSM! Been waiting for the day that I can just use my iPhone as much as I wish without any worries of battery life or finding a nearby charger
     
  11. Porco macrumors 68030

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    The original looked pregnant, this one looks set to give birth any day now. Congratulations. I hope it’s an SE 2 myself, but as long as it’s healthy and has no antenna or screen issues...
     
  12. AngerDanger, Dec 7, 2018
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    Apple, please invest in some cortisone cream. That stuff works wonders on welts.

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  13. Mizouse macrumors regular

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    I hope they make one for the XS Max.


    I’ve wanted one for my 7 Plus, but they never made one for it.
    And I don’t want a 3rd party one with Micro USB.
     
  14. jent macrumors 6502a

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    I hope they come out with one made for the iPhone 8 as well.
     
  15. Naraxus macrumors 6502a

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    Cheap silicon and an ugly hump. So much for Ive's design acumen....
     
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    You have too much time on your hands dude, MR should be paying you
     
  17. j_wong59 macrumors newbie

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    Like what I said in the previous post...
    They better make separate ones for X and Xs. I don’t want that unsightly 1mm gap under the camera because of having to use a Xs one on my X.
     
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    Boom tish. Second time in a day you got to crack the same joke!
     
  20. farewelwilliams macrumors 68000

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    i could easily explain the reasoning behind: charging the magic mouse, charging the first apple pencil, the notch, removal of a headphone jack, and etc...

    but the first Apple iPhone battery case design is something i cannot figure out.
     
  21. Starship67 macrumors 6502a

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    Talk about a brick.
     
  22. mdntcallr macrumors 65816

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    long overdue. apple forgets to update so many products regularly. but at least it is coming soon
     
  23. IbisDoc macrumors 6502

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    Because Trump already slapped a tariff on the new hump case.
     
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