Apple just launched its cases for the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max. Similar to last year’s lineup, the cases come in black, white, and pink color schemes and also maintain wireless charging support. However, this year the cases boast a subtle, yet very handy update.
For 2019, Apple placed a camera button towards the bottom of the case. When pressed, it gives users instant access to the iPhone camera app, regardless of whether the phone is locked or unlocked. Once the camera app is open, simply pressing the button will take a photo while holding it down will start recording a video using the new QuickTake feature available on this year’s iPhones.
Apple claims the case’s built-in battery will also boost the iPhone 11’s already impressive battery by “up to 50 percent.” Aside from wired charging, the case is also compatible with Qi wireless chargers, allowing you to charge your phone and case at the same time. Apple has also enabled a new feature which allows users to check their case’s battery life on the lock screen.
Apple’s Smart Battery Cases cost $129 for all iPhone 11 models, and are now available to purchase on Apple’s website.