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Apple's new iPhone 11 battery case includes a dedicated camera button

We made fun of Apple's funky looking battery case here at TNW previously, but they seem to be popular enough that Apple has decided to continue making them since the iPhone 6s. For the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, Apple does something a little different: it adds a special camera button.

It is somewhat surprising for Apple to add functionality to an external accessory like this, but if there is any phone for which it makes sense, it is the iPhone 11; it is probably the biggest leap in iPhone image quality since portrait mode was introduced.

The button can instantly launch the camera app, whether the phone is locked or unlocked. A quick press takes a photo once in the app while holding down the button to capture a video.

Apple does not specify exactly how big the batteries are in the cases, but says everyone should provide "up to 50 percent longer battery life." This is especially noteworthy given that Apple made big gains in battery life this year – finally challenging Android flagships in this regard.

Otherwise, it retains all your iPhone functionality, including flash accessory support, wireless charging and fast charging. The cases will get you back $ 129.

Via MacStories

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Published November 21, 2019 – 2:42 UTC

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