Smart Battery Case supply for iPhone XR, XS and XS Max dwindles as shipments pushed back i...

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in iPhone edited May 31
Apple is experiencing a supply shortage of Smart Battery Cases for its latest iPhone models, with online purchases for all makes and colors showing a ship-by date pushed back as late as July 18.




Many brick-and-mortar Apple stores are sold out of the latest Smart Battery Case models, while the company's online store displays an unusually wide expected delivery date range between July 3 and July 18.

The apparent stockout impacts all iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Smart Battery Case color options, including a new Pink Sand version for XS Max that launched in March.

Apple does not offer an explanation for the shipping delays, though it can be surmised that key components are in short supply.

Considering the older iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case is still widely available, the shortage could be related to new parts used in Apple's most recent design. For example, the iPhone XR, XS and XS Max Smart Battery Cases integrate Qi wireless charging compatibility and larger battery cells.

MacRumors reported on the stockout earlier today.

While Apple is showing signs of a stockout, the Smart Battery Case is still available through online resellers like Amazon and B&H Photo.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 6
    christophbchristophb Posts: 1,462member
    Feeling the pain.  I had my XS battery case fail 2 weeks back and no replacement in sight.
  • Reply 2 of 6
    toysandmetoysandme Posts: 223member
    The popularity of these cases makes it clear that iPhones are underpowered. 
  • Reply 3 of 6
    toysandme said:
    The popularity of these cases makes it clear that iPhones are underpowered. 
    Or it could be the most obvious reason, they’re out of supplies to make more. 

    If mophie sells out of Samsung battery cases, does that mean they’re underpowered??
  • Reply 4 of 6
    LatkoLatko Posts: 398member
    toysandme said:
    The popularity of these cases makes it clear that iPhones are underpowered. 
    That’s a very modest definition of Joni Ive’s Heritage.
  • Reply 5 of 6
    LatkoLatko Posts: 398member
    toysandme said:
    The popularity of these cases makes it clear that iPhones are underpowered. 
    That’s a very modest interpretation of Joni Ive’s Heritage.
  • Reply 6 of 6
    christophbchristophb Posts: 1,462member
    toysandme said:
    The popularity of these cases makes it clear that iPhones are underpowered. 
    So envious of those who weren't around pre-2007 when people that had to carry two and three charged batteries and considered it the cost of doing business.  Oh and the memory of Apple getting ripped for eliminating the removable battery...  

    While the Internet has a virtually infinite memory, its users sure don't exploit it.
    edited May 31 badmonk
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