Evidence of New Smart Battery Cases for iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max Found in iOS 13 Code

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References to three new Smart Battery Cases made by Apple have been found inside the code for iOS 13.1, appearing to confirm that the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max will all be getting Smart Battery Cases in the future (via 9to5Mac).

iPhone XS Smart Battery Case


The model codes for the cases are A2180, A2183, and A2184, which are believed to represent Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max, respectively. Similar discoveries for a new Smart Battery Case line for the iPhone XS and XS Max were made last year, weeks ahead of an official launch.

One of the main upgrades on the iPhone 11 line, particularly for the "Pro" models, is the battery life of each smartphone. The iPhone 11 Pro is said to have 4 more hours of battery life than the iPhone XS, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max has 5 hours more battery life than the iPhone XS Max.

This has translated into reviews for the 2019 iPhones praising all-day-long battery life. Smart Battery Cases would guarantee even longer battery life for the iPhone 11 family, for anyone who truly doesn't want to have to worry about charging their iPhone.

Article Link: Evidence of New Smart Battery Cases for iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max Found in iOS 13 Code
 
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zorinlynx

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Like the max pro will need one...
Most of us wouldn't, but people who work in remote locations without reliable power to charge with can still use this. It's also handy for heavy commercial users; for example companies that use iPhones as barcode scanners, inventory terminals, real estate photographers, etc... It's nice to not have to worry about battery charging at all for an entire day of extremely heavy usage.
 

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Yes I am going to buy one for my iPhone 11 Pro Max, so I don’t have to worry if I will run out of power before going to bed.
Wonder if cutting a larger hole for the camera in my existing Xs Max Smart Battery case will work with the software for the iPhone 11 Pro while waiting for an official case.
 

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Yes I am going to buy one for my iPhone 11 Pro Max, so I don’t have to worry if I will run out of power before going to bed.
Wonder if cutting a larger hole for the camera in my existing Xs Max Smart Battery case will work with the software for the iPhone 11 Pro while waiting for an official case.
I think the volume buttons are slightly lower on the new phones
 
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I was excited when the XS got one but then it absolutely crushed my battery from 99% to 94% in a few weeks. Never used it again after that. And two, knowing what I know now.. waiting a few months after release on this particular product gives you a nice price drop. So if I were to get one... I'll wait it out. But I really can't see me purchasing based on my experience last time.
 
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Sasparilla

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This would be great for trips.

Apple should have a mode where it only takes the phone charge to 80% and just keeps it there till the battery case is depleted - so it doesn't keep your phone battery pack at 100% (which is bad for battery capacity life).
 
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JustForward

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Most customers wouldn't like to buy a smart battery case that’s kinda cumbersome and unfortunately, the lithium-ion battery isn't really up to the task for providing all-week battery life.
 

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I really love the Apple battery case on my iPhone X. Honestly the current lack of batter case is one of the biggest sticking points that I have with upgrading to the 11 Pro.

I probably won't upgrade this year, but adding the battery case would at least remove a deal-breaker for me.
 

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For those of us that travel on business regularly I wouldn’t consider upgrading until these cases come out. The most important feature of a mobile device is battery life i.e. it stays mobile when you need it to.
 

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Like the max pro will need one...
Most of us wouldn't, but people who work in remote locations without reliable power to charge with can still use this. It's also handy for heavy commercial users; for example companies that use iPhones as barcode scanners, inventory terminals, real estate photographers, etc... It's nice to not have to worry about battery charging at all for an entire day of extremely heavy usage.
Or in my case where I may be out walking all day with strava live beacon on, OS maps running and streaming music/audio books. I only use my mophie battery case when I need to with my 8+ But means I only need to then recharge it once or twice on an ultra event, and should be less with this generation.
 

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Most of us wouldn't, but people who work in remote locations without reliable power to charge with can still use this. It's also handy for heavy commercial users; for example companies that use iPhones as barcode scanners, inventory terminals, real estate photographers, etc... It's nice to not have to worry about battery charging at all for an entire day of extremely heavy usage.
Good point. I just wish they made one that wasn’t so darn ugly.
 

macduke

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Personally the iPhone XS was way more battery than I need most of the time, except for a couple times per year. With the iPhone 11 Pro I doubt I will ever run out of battery again.