While Apple’s tech specs for just-released Smart Battery Cases for the latest phones omit any mention of battery capacity, they do have larger capacities than the old ones when taking voltage into consideration.
Apple on Tuesday released a handful of new Smart Battery Cases for its latest line of iPhones. The Cases are priced at $129, available in both black and white colorways, and are available for the iPhone XR, the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max.
It’s been about a month since I purchased Apple’s highly-polarizing Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 6s. During this period of time, I’ve been using the case almost non-stop. I did remove the Smart Battery Case for a few days during the past month to see what life was like without the extra battery life, but I was happy to return to it not long after my experiment.
Most, if not all, of my initial impressions still hold up a month later. The Smart Battery Case might not be the best looking design to come out of Cupertino, but in real world usage, this thing is a winner.
It was only a matter of time before the folks over at iFixit got their hands on Apple’s newly-released Smart Battery Case for the proper teardown treatment, and today is the day that we get a peek inside of the case’s innards.
It goes without saying that the $99 Smart Battery Case will score low on iFixit’s repairability scale, as tearing down the case means peeling back the soft lining inside the housing and dealing with lots of sticky adhesive.