Apple's Smart Battery Case, with its controversial design, was released back 2015 with support for iPhone 6 and 6S and…
Apple’s Smart Battery Case, with its controversial design, was released back 2015 with support for iPhone 6 and 6S and now supports iPhone 6, 6S and 7. With the release of iPhone X and iPhone 8, users will wonder if a new battery case should released for this new iPhone design, but so far nothing has been announced or released by Apple.
This can change soon based on an icon found in the latest watchOS beta (scroll down icon). The icon, which is located on watchOS 5.1.2 beta 2, is used to display the battery status battery charge status. This component has been responsible for other leaks before, including the icon that shows an iPad Pro without a home button.
It shows a battery case similar to Apple’s official Smart Battery Case, currently available only for iPhone 6, 6S and 7. The main difference seen in this new icon is the orientation of the iPhone rear camera, which is vertical, which indicates that this battery mode will be compatible with new iPhones without home button.
By looking at the software, it is not yet possible to determine which specific devices are supported by the new battery cover. There should be three different models to support all new iPhones, including iPhone X, XR, XS and XS. Max.
The design-wise case resembles the existing Smart Battery Case, except that it does not have a big “heel” at the bottom and has a rear camera in the correct vertical orientation for the new iPhones. It is unclear when Apple plans to release the new cases, but the presence of this icon and other related code in the latest beta suggests that the release is imminent.
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