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Dedicated Camera Button in the Smart Battery Case: Works?

Written by Hassan Abbas

Apple released its official Smart Battery Case lineup for the iPhone 11/ iPhone 11 Pro/ iPhone 11 Pro Max, earlier this month. But Apple had a surprise in store for the newest accessories: a dedicated camera button.

That sounds not good because, as we all know, the iPhone lineup has never featured a dedicated camera button. Sometimes it’s certainly not a feature present on the newest models. But it does not stop Apple from putting a dedicated camera button on the new Smart Battery Case anyway. Now the users over at iFixit and Creative Electron have teamed up to check how it works.

Creative Electron put the new Smart Battery Case under an X-ray to get a closer look at its internals without having to pull it apart. The X-rays uncover that there is a small circuit board inside the case that is attached to a thin, flexible circuit that runs out to connect the photo button. The circuit board connects to the camera button in what’s called the Lightning port “chin”, which is at the bottom of the case.

Here’s the ultimate close-up:

According to Apple, it’s interesting that the Smart Battery Case can add up to 50 percent more battery life for your iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro. But that dedicated camera button is a nice addition that makes it a bit more pricy in my eyes. I didn’t think that I want Apple to release an iPhone with a dedicated camera button anytime soon. But having the option in an optional accessory is a nice touch.


Suppose if you buy a new Smart Battery Case, are you using that dedicated camera button at all? Waiting for your reply! Let us know in the comment section below!

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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