Deals Spotlight: Apple's Smart Battery Cases for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR Discounted by $11

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Amazon and B&H Photo this week have introduced the first straight price discount on Apple's just-released Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. The sales are discounting the price of the new accessory by about $11.


    The cases are priced the same across Amazon and B&H Photo. Check out the full list below, and note that Apple sells each case for $129.00 on its website.

    Smart Battery Case (Black)
    [*]iPhone XS - $118.51 on Amazon / $118.51 on B&H
    [*]iPhone XS Max - $118.24 on Amazon / $118.24 on B&H
    [*]iPhone XR (pre-order) - $118.58 on Amazon / $118.58 on B&H
    Smart Battery Case (White)
    [*]iPhone XS (pre-order) - $118.58 at Amazon / $118.58 at B&H
    [*]iPhone XS Max (pre-order) - $118.58 at Amazon / $118.58 at B&H
    [*]iPhone XR (pre-order) - $118.58 at Amazon / $118.58 at B&H Head to our full Deals Roundup to track all of the latest deals going on this week.

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  2. HJM.NL macrumors 68020


    Jul 25, 2016
    Hurry while it lasts, it’s a bargain o_O
  3. travis64 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 18, 2008
    What a deal...They should’ve been priced $99
  4. djgamble macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2006
    Apple would have to pay me to use a hump case.
  5. WiiDSmoker macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2009
    Hermitage, TN
    More like $49
  6. coachgq macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Yes, they are overpriced. But the fit and finish far outclasses the competition. Others are much bulkier, don't fit together right when you snap them shut. If you really need the battery case, this is probably your best option.
  7. ricktat macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2013
    Any restrictions on how many I can order?
  8. dannyyankou macrumors G3


    Mar 2, 2012
    Scarsdale, NY
    As ugly as it looks, I love mine. It extends the battery life a lot more than I would’ve guessed it would.
  9. Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    Apple would have to hump me to make a case for payment.
  10. maxfromdenmark macrumors regular


    May 8, 2011
  11. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    Ya still don’t understand when a battery pack is 1/4 the price and 5x the capacity.
  12. Sasparilla macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2012
    For people that want one of these, its nice to see a discount out there.
  13. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    Same old strategy... Overprice your items in order to maintain your premium reputation.... Hope that suckers come in droves and pay your set price..... have third party sellers drop the price when they aren't selling as you expected. rinse. repeat.
  14. lyricthejoe Contributor


    Dec 7, 2011
    I'd buy one of these so fast if they were made out of anything other than silicone. Can't stand how everything sticks to them.
  15. Surfer13134 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2010
    I got the case and LOVE IT! For anyone that says I can get more battery life for much cheaper from eBay or amazon. I have gone through so many different battery case not because the case didn’t fit but because the batteries that are put inside the case are GARBAGE! Most of them are underrated than what they are advertised. Don’t get me wrong I’ve had a few cases last me a while but a majority of them the battery will die within 6 months and won’t even charge the phone for more than 20% before the battery pack shuts down. Another thing I don’t see anyone mention is Apple cases has attenas built into the case so it doesn’t degrade signal or Apple Pay. I haven’t found a single battery case that allowed me to use Apple Pay and I always found it degrade cell service as well (I live by a state park and only have 1 bar of LTE with ATT and with battery cases I will frequently see the “No Signal” appear,haven’t had it once with the Apple case).
  16. decypher44 macrumors 6502


    Feb 24, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    It goes away after like 2-3 days. Seriously.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 30, 2019 ---
    I absolutely LOVE my case that I got for my XSM!! Got it the Thursday before official launch. I’d usually have to top up my battery once or twice during waking hours. But now, it doesn’t hit a charger until I go to sleep. And even then, I still have about 70% battery left on the phone.

    Oh, and it works perfectly with my wireless charger (Mophie).
  17. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    If the case was $20 off, I would buy another one. I really like mine, even though it is plain black.
  18. Ca$hflow macrumors 6502


    Jan 7, 2010
    London, ON
    Interesting. I wonder how the much bulk it adds and how noticeable it is when in your pockets. Bought a third party battery then decided not to use it since it was way too bulky.
  19. decypher44 macrumors 6502


    Feb 24, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    Idk. For years, I hear so many people complain about bulk and not fitting in pockets. I’ve NEVER had any issue with fitting in a pocket. Every phone, every case. That includes my Max with this battery case. I just don’t know how guys can’t fit phones in their pockets. Now, for women it’s a different issue. Women’s pants have tiny pockets (my daughter complains about it all the time).

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