On November 20th, Apple released a battery case for the iPhone 11 Pro series and iPhone 11. It has a camera button that allows you to take photos and videos quickly with the case attached.
- For iPhone 11 Pro: iPhone 11 Pro Smart Battery Case with Wireless Charging
- For iPhone 11 Pro Max: iPhone 11 Pro Max Smart Battery Case with Wireless Charging
- For iPhone 11: iPhone 11 Smart Battery Case with Wireless Charging
The price is 14,800 yen each (excluding tax). The iPhone 11 Pro series is available in three colors: pink sand, white and black, and the iPhone 11 is available in soft white and black.
When the Smart Battery Case's built-in battery is fully charged, it can be up to 50% longer. When the case is attached, a display showing the status of the iPhone and the battery of the case appears on the iPhone lock screen and the notification center, so you can accurately grasp the battery level.
You can charge the iPhone and the case at the same time while wearing the Smart Battery Case. The case is equipped with a Lighting port, allowing fast charging using a USB‑PD compatible charger. Accessories such as “EarPods with Lightning Connector” and “Lightning to Digital AV Adapter” with Lightning connector can also be used while attached to the case. It also supports wireless charging using Qi standard chargers.
The case uses soft silicon on the outside and microfiber on the inside that protects the iPhone. An elastomer is used for the hinge part so that the case can be easily attached and detached.
In addition to the volume buttons and the side buttons used to turn on / off the power and call Siri, a new camera-specific button has been prepared. Even when the iPhone is locked, you can quickly launch the “Camera” app by pressing the camera button. Press the button to take a photo, and press and hold to start video recording. It supports SELPHY photography.