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Technology X-rays reveal how the shutter button works on the iPhone Smart Battery Case

09:55  27 november  2019
09:55  27 november  2019 Source:   theverge.com

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

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Apple’s new Smart Battery Cases have a new shutter button , and now we know a little more about how that button works , thanks to an X - ray of one of the cases done by Last week, Apple surprise-launched its lineup of Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max, and the

Apple's Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 11 has a slightly refined design to add the dedicated camera button , x - ray images of the case reveals The addition of a button is an interesting choice for Apple, as previously users had the ability to use the volume buttons to trigger the shutter instead

Last week, Apple surprise-launched its lineup of Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max, and the cases have an intriguing new addition this year: a physical camera button. How the new button works was a bit of a mystery, as iPhones themselves don’t have a button dedicated entirely to being a camera shutter. But now we know a little more about the mechanism, thanks to an X-ray of one of the cases done by iFixit and Creative Electron.

  X-rays reveal how the shutter button works on the iPhone Smart Battery Case © Image: iFixit via Creative Electron

If you look closely at the picture at the top of this post, you can see two thin circuits running down from the button toward the battery before they take a right turn to the circuit board, which connects to the Lightning port, which transmits data to and from the iPhone connected to the case. Presumably, when you push the button, those circuits are telling the circuit board to tell the iPhone to open up the camera app so you can snap photos. Here’s an even closer look:

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Apple launched its official Smart Battery Case lineup for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max earlier this month. That’s news in itself But that didn’t stop Apple from putting a dedicated camera button on the new Smart Battery Case anyway, and now the folks over at iFixit and Creative

The Smart Battery Case for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max comes with a dedicated camera button . This is a pretty big deal since iPhones don’t offer a dedicated camera button . iFixit has used X - ray to understand how the camera button works on the Smart Battery

a close up of a screen© Image: iFixit via Creative Electron

Other cases offer dedicated camera buttons, like Moment’s Battery Photo Case, so if you don’t want to use an Apple case, you have options. But since Apple makes the phone that goes into the case, it can offer tighter integration between the two, like showing you the battery level of both the iPhone and the case in the battery widget, for example. And with that tight integration, there’s always the chance Apple will add more functionality into the shutter button in the future.

These X-rays also seem to rule out the possibility of the camera button coming to Apple’s non-battery cases for now, since those cases don’t have integrated circuit boards that could be used to relay a message from the shutter button.

Here’s the full X-ray of the Smart Battery Case, if you’re curious:

  X-rays reveal how the shutter button works on the iPhone Smart Battery Case © Image: iFixit via Creative Electron

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

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