An x-ray showed how the camera button works in the Smart Battery Case for iPhone
30.11.2019 0 Comments
Last week, Apple introduced its Smart Battery Case line for the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. And this year, an innovation appeared in the covers – a physical button for the camera. How the new button works was a mystery, since the iPhone 11 itself does not have a button designed solely to release the camera shutter. But thanks to x-rays from iFixit and Creative Electron, you can learn more about the operation of the button mechanism.
With a close look at the top image, you can see two thin chains running down from the button to the battery. Then they turn right to the board that connects to the Lightning port. It serves to exchange data between a smartphone and a case. Presumably, when the user presses the button, a command to open the camera application on the iPhone is transmitted through these schemes.
Based on these X-ray images of the Smart Battery Case, it can be concluded that the camera button in Apple cases without a battery is currently excluded, since they do not have built-in cards that could be used to send a message from the shutter button.
Source: The Verge