Apple’s new iPhone 11 battery case includes a dedicated camera button

Ruben Fields
November 21, 2019

The iPhone Smart Battery Cases are are coming to, the Apple Store App, and selected Apple Authorised Resellers. The Smart Battery Case supports fast charging with compatible USB-PD charging adapters. There are three color options for the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max case: Pink Sand, White, and Black. Once that happens, the phone switches to using its own battery. Regardless of the iPhone you have, it's touting up to 50 percent longer battery life in a non-stop video playback test.

Apple isn't too specific about the battery life claims for each case. While it's certainly late, it's nice to see Apple bringing over a feature that will certainly be appreciated by iPhone uses-provided they're willing to fork over a sizeable price first. Then a year ago, Apple released the second generation version for the iPhone XS series. On most Android phones, a double press of the power button launches the camera app.

According to the product description, a quick press of the button will take a photo, while a long-press will take a video.

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Aside from this new camera button, the Smart Battery Case is made with a soft-touch silicone material on the outside, and a microfiber lining interior to keep your iPhone safe from scratches and scuffs while in the case.

We've made fun of Apple's funky-looking battery cases here at TNW in the past, but they seem to be popular enough that Apple has chose to keep on making them since the iPhone 6s. All versions are priced at $129.

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