Apple today launched brand-new Smart Battery Cases designed for its 2018 iPhone lineup, including the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR.

Offered in black or white, each Smart Battery Case is priced at $129 and is created to add extra battery life to the iPhone. The cases are similar in style to the previous battery case option Apple used for the iPhone 7, with a bump at the back to house a battery pack.

Each case provides a differing quantity of battery life depending on gadget. The iPhone XS Battery Case, when coupled with the iPhone XS, provides to 33 hours of talk time, approximately 21 hours of internet usage, and

approximately 25 hours of video playback. The iPhone XS Max with the XS Max Smart Battery Case provides up to 37 hours of talk time, approximately 20 hours of web usage, and

approximately 25 hours of video playback. The iPhone XR with the XR Battery Case provides up to 39 hours of talk time, approximately 22 hours of internet use, and as much as 27 hours of video playback.

Apple has actually not offered a Smart Battery Case alternative for the iPhone since the introduction of the iPhone 7, probably due to the wireless charging function in the iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. There has actually likewise never ever been a battery case for larger iPhones, with previous cases limited to the iPhone 6/6s and iPhone 7.

Reports in December, however, suggested that a version compatible with Qi-wireless charging remained in the works, and Apple’s item listings validate that the new Smart Battery Cases are certainly suitable with Qi-certified wireless battery chargers.

Similar to the previous versions of the Smart Battery Case, the brand-new options supply a smart battery status on the iPhone’s Lock screen and in Notification Center so you understand the remaining charge of the gadget.

The cases charge wirelessly as discussed above or by means of Lightning and Apple says faster charging is readily available utilizing USB-PD suitable battery chargers. Lightning accessories, like the EarPods with Lightning Adapter, are also suitable.