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Technology Apple's iPhone 11 battery case includes a dedicated camera button

21:55  20 november  2019
21:55  20 november  2019 Source:   engadget.com

Apple might release new Smart Battery Cases to make iPhone 11 battery life even better

  Apple might release new Smart Battery Cases to make iPhone 11 battery life even better A photo of one was found in iOS 13.2The newest iPhones already have pretty solid battery life, largely because the phones are thicker so they can house larger batteries. A new Smart Battery Case would, in theory, make the devices’ battery life even better.

Apple has introduced new versions of its Smart Battery Cases for the latest iPhones, but this time there's a better reason to buy than just the extra longevity. Its newly-released cases for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max all include a dedicated camera button that can launch the Camera app, take a photo or (if you hold it) record video. The concept of a camera button on an iPhone case certainly isn't new, but this is an official option -- and it's hard to find a case that also extends your battery.

  Apple's iPhone 11 battery case includes a dedicated camera button

Apple isn't too specific about the battery life claims for each case. Regardless of the iPhone you have, it's touting up to 50 percent longer battery life in a non-stop video playback test. Your experience is likely to vary if you're using more interested in other tasks. Having said that, the iPhone 11 series already has healthy battery life -- this might be enough to get you through a weekend if you're not particularly demanding.

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The trio supports wireless charging and will top up quickly if you use a USB-PD wired charger (such as the 18W charger included with the iPhone 11 Pro).

Cases for all three models cost $129, and come in black, white and (for the 11 Pro/Pro Max) pink. That makes them more expensive than options like Mophie's $80 Juice Pack Access, and you're covering up the phone's built-in Lightning port where options like Mophie's offer access to both. Few modern alternatives have dedicated camera buttons, though, and Apple is no doubt counting on that, an iOS-native battery meter and the official status to win you over.

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Apple will replace some faulty iPhone XS battery cases for free .
If you have an Apple smart battery case that's no longer working correctly, don't toss it yet: Apple might replace it free of charge. The tech giant has launched a replacement program for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR battery cases manufactured between January 2019 and October 2019. In particular, it will replace cases that won't charge or only charges intermittently when plugged in, as well as cases don't properly charge the iPhone.Apple's battery cases can keep your iPhone running longer, though they do add quite a bit of bulk to the devices.

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