Apple releases smart battery case for iPhone XR, XS and XS Max

Apple has released the smart battery case for the iPhone XR, XS and XS Max, the new Smart Battery Case is compatible with Qi certified chargers.

Just like the battery case Apple released for the iPhone 6 you can charge your iPhone and battery case simultaneously for increased talk time of up to 37 hours, Internet use of up to 20 hours, and even longer audio and video playback.

With the Smart Battery Case on, the intelligent battery status is displayed on the iPhone Lock screen and in Notification Centre, so you know exactly how much charge you have left. The new case comes in at a whopping £129 and is available in both Black or White.

Apple store is now open for pre-orders

Every year Apple takes down the Apple store before they launch pre-orders of their new products and today is no different.

The Apple store has been down for a few hours ready for the Apple Watch and iPhone Xs and Xs max pre-orders.

The store is now officially open for orders, let us know what you’ve ordered and what your shipping dates are like.

Edit: At the time of this article some U.K. users are reporting that the store is still down for them.

Apple “Gather round” Event round up 

Apple has just wrapped up their event and we show you the main announcements. Apple started the event with a James Bond theme tune of a woman running to the Steve Jobs theatre using hey Siri on the AirPods for directions, and Apple Watch  teleporting a man to the theatre and unlocking the door with his watch ready for Tim Cook to have his clicker delivered to him.

Tim went through his usual initial opening speech and talking about the store and iOS success. Apple is just about to pass 2 Billion iOS device sales. 

Tim says they would be talking about 2 of the personal devices and started with the Apple Watch, mentioning it’s not only the number one smart watch in the work but also the number one watch in the world. 

Jeff came on stage to talk about the watch, Jeff talked about how the cellular, fitness rings and heath using heart rate was three key elements. You can read about the full Apple Watch Series 4 announcement here.

Tim then unveiled how the iPhone X has become the number one smart phone in the world with a 98% customer satisfaction. Apple then unveiled the new iPhone Xs (10s) and iPhone Xs max (10s max), they went on to do some demonstrations of apps and then Tim unveiled the iPhone Xr (10r). You can read the full information on all three iPhones here.

At the end of the iPhone announcement the HomePod got a mention with better stereo sound with extra features being added included multiple timers and the ability to ping your iPhone to locate it just like you can from the Apple Watch, HomePod will now have the ability to start and end calls right on the HomePod. Interestingly Apple did not mention the Airpower mat or the AirPods version 2. Apple briefly mention that Dolby atoms sound will be coming to the Apple TV soon.

You can watch the Keynote here. Let us know will you be getting any of the products announced today.

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