iPhone 6s fanboys and girls recharge with the Apple Smart Battery Case

Apple Smart Battery Case

Apple finally did it, they have jumped full-fledged into the iPhone battery case fray with the iPhone 6s Smart Battery Case. Made of durable silicone rubber, this case features a soft microfiber lining to protect your phone and boasts up to 25 hours of additional talk time. The case includes a Lightning to USB cable to charge your Smart Battery Case and is even compatible with the Apple iPhone Lightning Dock. With a status readout displayed on your iPhones lock screen, you will always know where you stand on your battery’s charge. One downside I have seen so far from recent photos is that the headphone jack may make the use of some headphones impossible. Available for $99 from the Apple, the iPhone 6s Smart Battery Case may be the battery case you are looking for.

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5 comments… add one
  • Sandee Cohen December 11, 2015, 10:19 am

    Interesting about the headphone port.

    Apple says that the case will work with Lightning accessories such as the cable and Lightning Dock.

    ifixit has done a tear-down of the case and reports:
    Audio is through a 3.5mm port. As expected, the pass-through hole is perfectly sized for your iPhone’s included Apple Earpods.
    However, for anything bigger, you’ll need some sort of adapter. No fancy studio-size jacks for this pack.

    They don’t mention if third-party 3.5mm headphone jacks will work. (Anyone remember the original iPod that couldn’t accept third-party jacks without an adapter?)

    And Apple says nothing.

    I carry a Mophie charger around so I don’t need this ugly case. (Sorry Mr. Cook, it’s a hump!)

    But if I did need a battery charging case I’d get one for half price, with more colors, and a better form factor from Otterbox. (Just slightly less extended battery life.)

    • Alan Claver December 12, 2015, 10:39 am

      And you’ve formed your opinion after using the product for some time? Nope. Your opinion is ill informed. This site has always been down on Apple but to post a review with “Fanboy” in it’s title is disgraceful.

      • Julie Strietelmeier December 12, 2015, 11:31 am

        I’m not sure where you’ve gotten the idea that this site “has always been down on Apple”. We feature a lot of Apple product reviews. And for your information, the person who wrote this news post is a self-described Apple fanboy. Also, it should be obvious that it is not a review because it does not have the word review at the end like ALL of our reviews do.

      • Larry Geisz December 12, 2015, 11:38 am

        @Alan Claver, I am an Apple “Fanboy”, and I am the one who submitted the news article (this was not a review) you are commenting on. I don’t think my article was anti-Apple at all, but I did point out the one issue I could find about the case.

        As far as Sandees comments, I cannot say I disagree with the points she was making. Although I love Apple products, in general having the Apple name applied to it does not make it perfect, and pricing is a whole different issue. You may not agree with her point of view, but it does not make it any less pertinent to the conversation.

        I respect your comment but have to disagree with your sentiment. To throw everyone into the same boat because you do not like a comment about an apple article makes your comments as disgraceful as my article.

        Larry g

  • Yeppers December 16, 2015, 7:48 pm

    I don’t find it ugly. It practical. I’m getting 2 on my trip to LA in January!

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