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Apple releases new Smart Battery Cases for iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max

By Cookie Monster - on 16 Jan 2019, 7:44am

Apple's new Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone XR/XS/XS Max support Qi charging

The new Smart Battery Cases for the 2018 iPhone lineup.

Apple just unveiled the Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

Priced at S$199, the Smart Battery Case is stated to provide an additional of at least 20 hours for different usage cases: 

  Talk time  Internet use Video playback
iPhone XR Up to 37 hours Up to 22 hours  Up to 27 hours 
iPhone XS Up to 33 hours Up to 21 hours  Up to 25 hours 
iPhone XS Max Up to 37 hours Up to 20
Up to 25 hours 

Available in black and white colors, the new Smart Battery Cases are also compatible with Qi-certified chargers, which means you can charge the iPhone and the case at the same time. The intelligent battery status will be displayed on the iPhone Lock Screen and in the Notification Centre when you have the Smart Battery Case on. It can be charged faster using USB-PD compatible chargers and supports Lightning accessories such as the EarPods with Lightning Connector. 

Finally, whether you're getting it for the iPhone XR, XS, or XS Max, the new Smart Battery Case costs S$199. In the U.S., the cases will start shipping tomorrow, so it should only be a matter of days before you can order one through the Apple Store Singapore or pick one up at Apple Orchard.

Is AirPower next?

The new Smart Battery Case.

Source: Apple