While the iPhone enjoys a rich accessory ecosystem, most of it is third-party stuff. So it's unusual to see an Apple-designed battery case for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, but it's even more unusual to see a design like this.
The microfiber interior will protect your precious gadget from scratches and the elastomer hinge on top is pretty clever. A silicone exterior brings back memories of the iPhone 5c though.
The hunchback design may also be hard to swallow and it only comes in Black and White, no Gold or Rose Gold to be had here. It doesn’t add much battery capacity either – Apple is mum on actual capacity, but the case comes just short of doubling battery life. Considering the iPhone 6s itself has 1,715mAh, the capacity of the case can't be much.
The iPhone 6/6S Smart Battery Case boosts the official talk time to 25 hours, Internet use on LTE to 18 hours and adds plenty of video and music playback time. An advantage over third-party designs is that you get to see the status of the Battery Case in your notification center.
It comes as no surprise that the Smart Battery Case is noticeably pricier than its third-party alternatives - $100 in the US and €120 in Europe. The Case supports your usual Lightning cables and Apple's iPhone dock.
not the best aesthetic option i know BUT, the recess top and bottom actually make sense so when you hold the phone either portrait or landscape, the phone still feels slim while the hump adds cattery capacity.
Dear Apple, please stop trolling your loyal fans with stuff thats sooo 2001 and 4x more expensive then the unnofficial battery cases. Thanks