Though the Apple family has a plentiful of accessories for its products, most of them are manufactured by third-party vendors. But now the company has decided to step into the worthwhile accessories market by unveiling a new battery case for the current models iPhone 6 and 6S. The case doesn’t look so different from the current iPhone cases except the bump on its back. It’s all new Smart Battery Case For iPhone.
The $99 smart case reckons Apple take over other popular manufacturers in the battery-case market, such as Mophie, which has been providing juice-packs for previous and current iPhone models. Similar to the current series of third-party iPhone cases, the juice-packed version from Apple is made using soft-touch silicone and micro-fiber lining on the inner side. The soft-touch silicon will offer added grip than aluminium or plastic cases and the elastomer pivot makes it easier to insert & remove the phone from the case. The case is compatible only with the Apple’s official Lightning dock.
The kyphosis smart case comes only in two colors, White and Charcoal, which will be a bit disappointment for some people. Apple claims that the smart case can stretch the device’s battery life up to 25 hours of added talk time, 20 hours of video playback time, and as much as 18 hours of 4G browsing time.
The smart battery case eliminates the need of carrying chargers around and looking for a power dock. An added advantage of this battery case over the third-party products is that you can check the status of the battery case in the notification center and on the lock screen as well. Apple says that you can charge your iPhone and the smart case simultaneously.