Having problems with a Smart Battery Case on the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR? You may be eligible for a new case from Apple. The company recently announced its official Smart Battery Case replacement program. While the program does not extend the standard warranty on battery cases, it covers affected units for up to two years after the original retail sale.
The iPhone XR is slightly larger than the iPhone X. Here are the dimensions for comparison:
iPhone XR Size and Weight
- 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm (5.94 x 2.98 x 0.33 in)
iPhone X Size and Weight
Apple already sells official cases for the iPhone XS and XS Plus. Much like other Apple-designed cases, these come in silicone and leather varieties. The iPhone XR launch is only two weeks away, and some Apple fans were wondering if the company would offer a special case for the mid-sized handset. As it turns out, Apple will sell its first-ever clear iPhone case to show off the colorful iPhone XR body.
Apple doesn't list the amount of RAM inside its devices, leaving us to depend on leaks and sites like iFixit to learn what is powering any newly released iPhone and iPad models. Regulatory filings in China, published by MyDrivers, have revealed two unknowns about the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR: RAM and battery size.
To buy, or not to buy, this is the question.
The reviews for Apple's new lineup of iPhone X models are out, and critics seems to agree that iPhone X owners should skip the iPhone XS and wait for the iPhone XR. I actually don't believe that I've ever seen so many critics agree on the same thing in my 12-years of writing. It seems that iPhone fatigue may have set in and that we're down to splitting hairs over what makes a good device. We've basically hit peak smartphone and deciding what device to buy has now come down to what type features you prefer. Perhaps Apple has figured this out and this year has decided to attempt to offer something for everyone.