iFixit have performed an X-Ray teardown of the new Smart Battery Case along with Creative Electron to find out what was inside the device.
The new battery cases for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max come with a dedicated camera button, so iFixit wanted to find our how it worked.
There are no buttons on the iPhone 11 that match up with the camera on the case. Our first guess was some kind of wireless transmission to the phone, but then we saw our patient’s X-rays. It turns out there’s a little circuit board inside the case, which has a thin, flexible circuit running out to connect to the photo button. That circuit board connects the camera button to the phone through the Lightning port “chin” at the bottom of the case. Not totally unexpected, but interesting to see how much hardware design goes into adding just one thing to a battery case.
You can find out more details about what was found insisde Apple’s Smart Battery case for the iPhone 11 at the link below. The case is available for the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max and it retails for $129.
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