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IN Science & Technology ON 10 Dec, 2015
iPhone 6 and 6s plus no matter how much advanced the devices were, failed to make a substantial improvement in the battery life of the phone. And the third-party cases claiming to be the compensation for that shortage, didn't do much good either. Not much after Apple revealed that the new iPhone 7 might do without the home button, it showed this new gadget. This smart battery case by Apple, its first ever-
So without any trumpet call, the Apple's battery case was launched on its store online, costing $99, and with a promise of 25 hours of talk-time battery life, 20 hours of video, and 18 hours of LTE usage.
The battery case containing a 1877 mAh battery is nowhere close to the whooping 2,750 mAh you can get from the equally priced, slim-profile Mophie Juice Pack Air. Well, brand's got some price, too.
Apple has dared to enter this crowded marketplace like a boss once again, with an innovative design and an accessible feature set.
The case is called 'smart' because you don't have to fret over switching it off, as it will automatically stop charging when not necessary. Also, the case flaunts a soft silicon exterior, and is a single unit that works pairing with a lightning cable, just like the normal.
Available in two colors, black and white, the case is also furnished with an antenna so that the signal doesn't weaken. The design is slim on the edges with a protruding hump on the back. "If you're charging your phone every day, you probably don't need this at all. But if you're out hiking and you go on overnight trips .. it's kind of nice to have", said Tim Cook to Mashable.
"If you make this solid all the way across, in order to get it on, you'd find it very difficult to get it on and off. So the guys had this great insight to put the bend in along with making it a smart case", said Cook about what was cooking behind the scenes. And added, "You know, I probably wouldn't call it 'the hump'"!