Information uncovered by 9to5Mac‘s Guilherme Rambo indicates Apple is readying a new Smart Battery Case for the iPhone XS, and possibly versions for the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.
Yesterday, we wrote about a new icon found on watchOS 5.1.2 showing a new model of Apple’s Smart Battery Case designed for new iPhone models such as the iPhone XS, XR and XS Max, which have no home button and the back camera in a vertical arrangement.
Today, we have obtained images that show a more clear picture of the new Smart Battery Case and also new information found in iOS that gives us an indication of Apple’s planned release schedule. There are images for three different models of the battery case: A2070, A2071 and A2171.
The first Smart Battery Case ever offered by Apple was for the iPhone 6/6s, and offered a 1,877 mAh battery. The Cupertino firm later offered an iPhone 7 version with a similar design, but a larger 2,365 mAh battery. Both model cases sold for $99 in the United States.
We’ll keep you posted on any further developments, especially if Apple makes an official announcement.