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This article was published on January 16, 2019

Apple launches battery cases for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR at $129

Nearly twice the battery life - and they're not much pricier than other brands

Apple launches battery cases for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR at $129
Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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Apple is now selling battery cases to help you avoid running out of juice with youriPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, at $129 a pop.

The cases are available in black and white silicon finishes, and support wireless charging. The company hasn’t specified the cases’ battery capacity, but it claims you’ll get an additional 21 hours of internet use on the XS, 20 hours on the XS Max, and 22 hours on the XR.

As with previous Apple-designed battery cases, you’ll be able to see how much power these have left in Notification Center and on your lock screen. Plus, you can juice them up quicker than usual with a USB-PD charger. These seem like a decent deal, given that Mophie’s cases are only about $10 cheaper, and are currently not in stock on the company’s site.

It looks like the cases are currently available only in the US right now, so customers elsewhere might have to wait a bit.

Update: MacRumors reports that some folks have had luck charging their iPhone X handsets with the XS case – but that depends on the version of iOS you have installed. The speaker and mic cutouts won’t line up correctly for the older model, but it’d be cool to have backward compatibility with these cases.

Via The Verge

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