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Apple launches official iPhone 6s Smart Battery Case

by Parm Mann on 8 December 2015, 15:01

Tags: Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)

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The iPhone has revolutionised the smartphone as we know it today, but despite constant innovation and a new model each year, battery life remains a weak point for many users.

It's a compromise that Apple has thus far been willing to accept in favour of supremely-thin hardware, but the industry giant has quietly presented an in-house remedy in the form of an optional Smart Battery Case.

Now available from the Apple store priced at £79, the Smart Battery Case is available in a choice of charcoal grey or white and promises improved talk time of up to 25 hours. The near 80 per cent increase is a welcome boost, and there are similar gains in other scenarios - Internet use is up to 18 hours on LTE while videos will reportedly run for up to 20 hours.

Supporting the current iPhone 6s and last year's iPhone 6, the Smart Battery Case is said to feature soft microfibre lining to help protect your device and a silicone exterior that should feel comfortable in the hand. Charging continues to take place via a standard Lightning port and when in use an "intelligent battery status" is displayed on the iPhone lock screen.

Unsurprisingly, the official Apple accessory is pricier than than most third-party solutions, but the £79 fee is unlikely to deter iPhone enthusiasts. Question is, would you be willing to live with that hump?

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It's certainly more convenient than carrying a separate battery pack. Although I don't own an iPhone, my Motorola has pretty poor battery life if I'm listening to music, tethering or any activity other than in standby, so if im away from home I usually take an external battery pack. Something like this would be ideal.
Really they release a new phone with rubbish battery life then expect you to pay extra to get the battery life you should have got anyway LOL. And the apple sheep will pay #giveappleallyourmoney
Pretty sure it's a universal complaint for the majority of smartphones regardless of manufacturer. Hardly limited to Apple.
Wow - Not sure what surprises me more - the horribly designed lump (why not just make it bulge the whole phone size minus the camera? It would look better and be easier to hold) or the price £79! I thought some of the android battery cases where a rip off at ~£20!
Good idea, though hardly original, but I'm not sure how they expect a stack of shrink-wrapped business cards to help.