Last week Apple unveiled a smart battery case for the iPhone 11 series. Compared to the previous generation, a special camera button was added to the side of the body to quickly wake up the iPhone’s camera, tap and take photos, and tap and record video. Today’s well-known repair teams, iFixit and Creative Electron, x-rayed the new battery case to get a quick idea of how the inner paparazzi and the Camera Button work.
According to iFixit’s X-ray photo, the camera button works through a small circuit board in the housing, which has a thin, flexible circuit that can be connected directly to the camera button. The board is designed to connect to the camera button via the Lightning port at the bottom of the housing.
The button is only slightly recessed to prevent it from starting in a pocket or bag, so you do need to press and hold to open the camera app. All in all, this is a useful little feature that adds some nice utilities to the smart battery box.
No other interesting items were found in this X-ray, but the induction charging coil, 10.9V battery and other internal circuits can be seen. Launched last week for the iPhone 11 series, the smart battery case is available in white/black/powder color models for the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, and the white/black two-color model for the iPhone 11.
These three battery case accessories are currently available in other countries and regions, including mainland China, for $1071 domestically, and although purchased at the Apple Store online supports 24 interest-free installments, with a minimum monthly payment of $45, but for the back-clamp battery category, Thousands of prices are not cheap.