Surprising almost everyone, Apple today launched its first official battery case for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6.
Dubbed the Smart Battery Case, Apple boasts that it will improve the
talk time of the iPhone 6s to up to 25 hours, allow you to browse the
internet for 18 hours straight or playback videos for up to 20 hours.
Unlike other third-party battery cases, the Smart Battery case integrates nicely with iOS as well. When connected to the device, the remaining battery percentage of the case itself is shown on the iOS lock screen alongside the battery percentage of the phone. This functionality is not present in any other battery case for the iPhone.
From the official pictures, I don’t particularly like the hump that the battery case introduces on the iPhone 6s, and it makes the whole phone look ugly. I am actually surprised that Apple decided to launch a smart battery case for the iPhone that spoils its beautiful design. But at least, by launching this case, Apple does accept that the battery life of the iPhone 6s is inadequate.
The $99 Smart Battery case works with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, and is available in Charcoal Gray and White color. It is already available for purchase through Apple’s online store. There is no version of the case that works with the iPhone 6 Plus presumably because it already offers an all-day battery life.
➤ iPhone 6s Smart Battery case