Apple officially releases smart battery case for iPhone XS/XR

Apple has officially released Smart Battery cases for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR with Qi charging support.

Apple touts that the new Smart Battery case for the iPhone XS adds 33 additional hours of talk time, 21 hours of internet use, and 25 hours of video. The iPhone XS Max case adds 37 hours of talk time, 20 hours of internet, and 25 hours of video playback. Finally, the iPhone XR Smart Battery case packs 39 hours of talk, 22 hours of web, and 27 hours of video.

The “Smart” portion comes mostly from its integration with iOS. As long as the case is plugged in, you’ll see its battery status on both your lock screen and in the Notification Center. You still have a Lightning port free for either wired charging (including fast charging if you have the right USB-C gear) or accessories like headphones.

The cases are priced at $129 for all three phones. Further, the iPhone XS/Max/XR Smart Battery cases are available in white and black.