1. SnapThrow's Avatar
    Well looks like Apple has finally acknowledged that the 6 and 6s are lacking in battery life and came up with their own solution, a "smart" battery case. I just hope they give up on their obsession with thinness and put this extra battery INSIDE the iPhone 7 next Fall...
    12-08-2015 10:07 AM
  2. doogald's Avatar
    I agree. If they needed to make the camera lens as thick as it is, they should have just made the case the same size rather than have that dumb wart and added a few more mAh battery.

    That humpback case is just plain ugly BTW. Although having a lightning connector rather than micro USB, like many other battery cases do, is smart.
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    12-08-2015 10:17 AM
  3. SnapThrow's Avatar
    ...having a lightning connector rather than micro USB, like many other battery cases do, is smart.
    I HATE micro USB and the lightning port and iOS integration are the best parts of this case for sure
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    12-08-2015 10:38 AM
  4. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    I am glad to have my battery pack =)
    12-08-2015 11:37 AM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I am glad to have my battery pack =)
    I don't have a pack the phone wears, but do have a portable iFrogz charger. It probably has enough mAh for one full charge on my 6s Plus.
    12-08-2015 11:48 AM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I agree. If they needed to make the camera lens as thick as it is, they should have just made the case the same size rather than have that dumb wart and added a few more mAh battery.

    That humpback case is just plain ugly BTW. Although having a lightning connector rather than micro USB, like many other battery cases do, is smart.
    It does look odd, but in use it may work better than those that thicken the entire case and are rounded on the back. Looking at it, I doubt the "Hump" would touch my hand while using it. Although it looks odd, it might just feel better that way.
    12-08-2015 11:52 AM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The adhesive bandage version!
    12-08-2015 12:42 PM
  8. SugarMagnolia79's Avatar
    I 6s Smart Battery Case-imoreappimg_20151208_131106.jpggot this yesterday in the mail and it works good and looks fine for the rare occasions I'll need it. We have lots of android devices so a micro usb charger is not a big deal. And I won't it so it was basically free
    12-08-2015 01:12 PM
  9. doogald's Avatar
    What's especially nice about having a lightning connector is that I can use the same cable to connect in my car, rather than have to swap cables. Coincidentally I received the Tylt Energi sliding case yesterday after their black friday deal. It's nice that it has an inner soft touch sleeve case that I can use every day that slides into the battery shell if/when I ever need it, but I'll have to charge the case with microUSB otherwise, and I'm not sure if the micrUSB is pass through for data to the lightning connector on the phone or if I'll have to detach it when I want to connect by USB for data.

    Rather than rely on photos, I should really judge this case by looking at it. Maybe it's better in use than it looks.

    The good news for me is that I rarely will need to use a battery case anyway.
    12-08-2015 02:03 PM
  10. w00cash1020's Avatar
    Oh god that looks ugly.... Mophie >>> that thing .
    12-08-2015 02:27 PM
  11. Ariel Babalao's Avatar
    If Yves arrive to validate that thing and let it go out for sell, well I for see the future of design in apple house. That's pure regression in design. Really it could feel fine in hand but it's a totality of ugliness for design concept today.
    12-08-2015 02:40 PM
  12. akutch34's Avatar
    I'm in love with the adhesive bandage one!! Very strange. I actually like the hump in the case though.... Reminds me of my old Droid Incredible back.
    12-08-2015 08:36 PM
  13. SnapThrow's Avatar
    I don't have a pack the phone wears, but do have a portable iFrogz charger. It probably has enough mAh for one full charge on my 6s Plus.
    Yes I have an Anker brick that I carry in my bag to trickle charge if necessary out-and-about
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    12-08-2015 10:28 PM
  14. robertk328's Avatar
    I HATE micro USB and the lightning port and iOS integration are the best parts of this case for sure
    That's what I'm thinking. Not sure I'd buy the case (I usually have a portable charger available if I'm not near wall charging). The only other issue I saw with it (besides the lump) is the fact that it's silicone. Makes sense, since you need to bend it, but my silicone cases always attract pocket lint.
    12-09-2015 05:42 AM
  15. w00cash1020's Avatar
    MKBHD did a nice video about it on YouTube . If I ever wanna buy a battery case, this aint gonna be it.
    12-09-2015 08:17 AM
  16. john_v's Avatar
    I Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	99311got this yesterday in the mail and it works good and looks fine for the rare occasions I'll need it. We have lots of android devices so a micro usb charger is not a big deal. And I won't it so it was basically free
    Did you win that from Techaeris? I won the same one in a giveaway. I don't keep it on my phone all the time, just if I need a battery bump and can't be tied down to my desk. Or for the rare ball game or trip to downtown Chicago.
    robertk328 likes this.
    12-09-2015 09:16 AM
  17. xanadome's Avatar
    If Yves arrive to validate that thing and let it go out for sell, well I for see the future of design in apple house. That's pure regression in design. Really it could feel fine in hand but it's a totality of ugliness for design concept today.
    I do not understand why Jonny Ives, with his enormous take home pay, is still reigning over Apple's design effort.
    His obsession of never ending pursuit of thinness hit the wall of practicality, and this ugly baby is the proof.
    The UI makeover (not feature addition or hardware spec improvement etc ) since iOS 8 when Ives stuck his nose into it has been horrible.

    It appears that he is now in somewhat of a transitional position, but perhaps ready to be courteously ousted?

    Anyway, this horrible battery case is a proof that Apple recognized that they went too far of this thinness obsession.
    12-10-2015 09:20 AM
  18. Grabber5.0's Avatar
    I too am sick of the thinness obsession. They're uncomfortable to hold without a case, and as already stated, it means a smaller battery, and then there's the camera lense protruding issue, which is sadly not unique to the iphone.
    12-10-2015 10:39 AM
  19. jrdfox's Avatar
    Just received my charcoal grey case today. I must say, very impressed so far as it fits perfectly on the phone and in my hand.
    lift and newsman787 like this.
    12-10-2015 04:49 PM
  20. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I'm not a fan of the hump design but if it's that or making the case stick out more from the bottom of the phone I choose the hump. Still, I get by just fine with the stock battery so I'm not too concerned either way.
    akutch34 likes this.
    12-10-2015 05:01 PM
  21. tdelfie03's Avatar
    I just found this case today! Lifeproof and extra power, best of both worlds!
    robertk328 likes this.
    12-11-2015 03:56 PM
  22. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I too am sick of the thinness obsession. They're uncomfortable to hold without a case, and as already stated, it means a smaller battery, and then there's the camera lense protruding issue, which is sadly not unique to the iphone.
    I think they're more obsessed with lightness and not thinness.
    12-14-2015 02:53 PM
  23. w00cash1020's Avatar
    I've been looking at the 1by case and it costs 40 something dollah in the US store and over 80 pounds in the UK one ? !!!! WHAT THE FUDGE ?
    12-15-2015 08:29 AM
  24. TLD1's Avatar
    I've had many extended battery cases with devices in the past, and they always (out of necessity) make the phone more bulky and heavy. I recently got the Mophie Juice Pack Reserve, which is the slimmest I've seen thus far...although I haven't see the Apple Smart Case in person yet. I'm not rocking it on my iPhone 6s as a daily combo because of the bulk...but it'll come in handy at a ball game or late night out when the stock battery will be at 20% or less before the end of the evening.
    krazyatom likes this.
    12-15-2015 09:53 AM
  25. phreddyl's Avatar
    I've had many extended battery cases with devices in the past, and they always (out of necessity) make the phone more bulky and heavy. I recently got the Mophie Juice Pack Reserve, which is the slimmest I've seen thus far...although I haven't see the Apple Smart Case in person yet. I'm not rocking it on my iPhone 6s as a daily combo because of the bulk...but it'll come in handy at a ball game or late night out when the stock battery will be at 20% or less before the end of the evening.
    How do y'all u like the reserve? I picked it up Black Friday weekend for $40 but haven't tried it yet.
    12-15-2015 09:55 AM
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