Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS Might Be Coming According to watchOS 5.1.2 Beta

If you’re hoping for an Apple Smart Battery Case for your iPhone XS, it could be in the works, if watchOS 5.1.2 beta 2 is to be believed.

Apple iphone 6 battery case

9to5Mac’s Guilherme Rambo, known for his code sleuthing skills, has uncovered new imagery which apparently depicts an updated iPhone battery case:

This could change soon, based on an icon found in the latest watchOS beta (scroll down for icon). The icon, which can be found on watchOS 5.1.2 beta 2, is used to display the charging status for the battery case within the battery widget. This component has been responsible for other leaks before, including the icon depicting an iPad Pro without a home button.

Check out the icon discovered below on the right, which shows a case without a chin, compared to the older style on the left:

Iphone xs battery case

Apple’s Smart Battery Case has an interesting design because there’s a random huge ‘hump’ on the back, which isn’t as seamless as one would think when it comes to the company’s design. Apple still sells its Smart Battery Case for iPhone 6/6s/7 at the price of $149 in Canada.

Are you looking forward to an updated Smart Battery Case for your iPhone XS or iPhone XR? The iPhone XR probably doesn’t need one since it has the best battery life out of any iPhone.

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