Apple is reportedly developing a Smart Battery Case for the brand-new iPhone 11 lineup.
According to iOS 13 code discovered by 9to5Mac, it looks like Apple is planning on launching new Smart Battery cases for its newest iPhone models.
The new model codes discovered in the code are A2180, A2183 and A2184, which presumably indicates a new Smart Battery case for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Similar model codes were found last year for a new Smart Battery Case for lat year’s iPhone XS, XS Max and XR, weeks ahead of their official launch.
At this point it is still unclear when Apple will release the Smart Battery case for the iPhone 11 series. The Smart Battery Case for the iPhone XS lineup and iPhone XR launched almost four months after their release. However, since the code for the battery case has been found inside iOS 13.1, it is possible that Apple will release it before this holiday season.
Last year’s Smart Battery Cases more than doubled the battery life of the iPhone XS lineup. The battery life improvement did come at the cost of thickness and additional weight, but most power users always on-the-go tolerated the tradeoffs for more juice.