Some good news, if you've invested in an iPhone XS and are worried that it might get damaged before the end of the day or the battery is exhausted: Apple's official Smart Battery Case range for the new 2018 iPhones seems to be
This is based on some leaked 9to5Mac images that have a slightly refined design and three different variations (the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max, and perhaps the iPhone XR?). The images were found in the code for watchOS and iOS, so we could approach the more credible end of the rumor scale.
Three models are mentioned – A2070, A2071 and A2171 ̵
Long Live the iPhone Battery
Since 2016 Apple has no own Smart Battery Cases and no more iPhone 7 phones made it back on the market (probably). It looks like a bigger part of the battery will be used this time, possibly resulting in a higher battery capacity.
For video playback over Wi-Fi, Apple gives the iPhone XS a battery life of up to 14 hours (with a battery of 2,658 mAh), up to 15 hours for the iPhone XS Max (with a battery of 3,174 mAh) and up to 16 hours for the iPhone XR (with a battery of 2,942 mAh). We have to wait and see how much lift these new cases can give you.
The iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case that Apple is still selling is yours for $ 99 / £ 99 / AU $ 149, so expect the new cases. Go for a similar price (and maybe a bit higher if we did Know Apple). As soon as they are official we will inform you.