References in iOS 13.1 point to Smart Battery Cases for iPhone 11, Pro

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Apple is planning to bring out a new version of its Smart Battery Case for the 2019 iPhone lineup, with updated versions thought to be on the way for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

The iPhone XS Smart Battery Case
The iPhone XS Smart Battery Case

The Smart Battery Case is an Apple-produced accessory for the iPhone lineup, one that houses an extra battery within the case's back to provide more power to the iPhone throughout the day. While unusual in its design, the accessory has been popular enough for Apple to produce multiple versions, and seems to be preparing to introduce more for the latest iPhone launches.

References to three new models of Smart Battery Case were found within the code of iOS 13.1, Apple's update arriving on September 24 alongside iPadOS. The model numbers found in code of the under-beta operating system are A2180, A2183, and A2184.

While there is no indication of what models they relate to, the closeness of the numbers found by 9to5mac suggest they are all related, and could be for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, though which model number relates to which iPhone variant is still a mystery at this time.

There isn't any sign of when Apple will introduce the next wave of Smart Battery Case models, but given Apple introduced the previous versions for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR in January of this year, it could be quite a while before the cases are available to purchase.


  • Reply 1 of 3
    MplsPMplsP Posts: 1,729member
    But wait - the batter life is so much bette red shouldn’t need a batter case, right? ;)

    i think it’s only logical to expect Apple to make a similar battery case to the one the have for previous models. It’s probably only a matter of changing the case specs anyway. They should be able to use the same battery and other circuitry without much if any modification. 
  • Reply 2 of 3
    Now, how do I get rid of my smart battery case for the iPhone XS?

    The iPhone 11 Pro is just a few tenths of mm larger in height, width, and depth. Of course, the camera cutout would need to be enlarged to accommodate the 11 Pro -- an ecto knife and a surgeon's skills would do the trick. 
  • Reply 3 of 3
    Cool. Now how about a new dock with fast charging?
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