The Apple Smart Battery Case: Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

The Apple Smart Battery Case: Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

When it comes to the Apple Smart Battery Case, opinions are divided. Some people find it a bit lacking in the looks department, while others see past its outward appearance to appreciate its functionality. As for me, I can’t help but agree with those who find it a tad unattractive. But hey, beauty is subjective, right?

Sure, the case may not win any awards in the fashion department, with its bulkiness and odd hump on the back. It’s not the sleek and slim design we’ve come to expect from Apple. But let’s not judge a book by its cover. The real beauty lies in what this case can do for you.

First and foremost, the Smart Battery Case provides much-needed extra juice for your iPhone. It’s equipped with a built-in battery that seamlessly integrates with your device, extending its battery life. Gone are the days of frantically searching for a charger or being tethered to a wall outlet. With the Smart Battery Case, you can go about your day without worrying about running out of power.

Not only does the case give you extra battery life, but it also keeps your phone protected. Its soft microfiber lining and silicon exterior ensure that your precious iPhone stays safe from everyday bumps and scratches. Plus, the clever design allows for easy access to all your phone’s buttons and ports. You don’t have to sacrifice functionality for style.

Now, I get it. Looks do matter, especially when it comes to our trusted devices. We want our iPhones to be sleek and stylish, a reflection of ourselves. But let’s not overlook the practicality and convenience that the Smart Battery Case brings to the table.

So, yes, the Apple Smart Battery Case may not win any beauty contests, but it’s not all about appearances. It’s about what it can do for you. And if it means having extra battery life and protection for your iPhone, then maybe beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder.

In the Eye of the Beholder, The Apple Smart Battery Case is Still a Bit Ugly

Imagine my surprise when I woke up on Tuesday morning, a devoted Apple fan just like you, and felt like I had been whisked away to April Fool’s Day. Apple had gone and released something unexpected – the Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. You won’t believe this, but in the eight years that the iPhone has been around, this is the very first time Apple has created a battery case. Now, before we delve into the not-so-pretty design, let’s take a closer look at what this Smart Battery Case is all about.

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Hey there! So, iPhone battery cases have been around for a while now. Companies like Mophie have been offering them for years. But interestingly, Apple has never entered this market. Some people think it’s because they didn’t want to admit that their iPhone’s battery life isn’t great.

But let’s not forget that the larger iPhone 6s Plus actually has pretty good battery life. It’s the smaller 4.7-inch iPhone 6s that struggles in this area. And that’s probably why Apple’s Smart Battery Case is exclusive to the smaller iPhone model.

Now, let’s talk about the case itself. Apple doesn’t provide a lot of technical details, as usual. But they do claim that it improves talk time, web browsing, and audio and video playback. According to Apple’s website:

You can charge your iPhone and battery case at the same time, and get up to 25 hours of talk time, up to 18 hours of internet use on LTE, and even longer audio and video playback (up to 20 hours).

Those numbers mean you get 11 extra hours of talk time, 8 extra hours of LTE web browsing, and 9 extra hours of video playback compared to the regular iPhone 6s battery life. However, when you compare it to Mophie’s Juice Pack Air for the iPhone 6s, Apple’s Smart Battery Case falls short by 2 to 3 hours in each category. But don’t worry, that’s probably because of its… *ahem*… “unique design.”

When you add a battery to your phone, it’s no surprise that it becomes thicker. But unlike other battery cases, Apple’s Smart Battery Case has this weird “hump” in the middle that definitely stands out.

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Let me tell you, it’s not just a small or slow change. The battery on the Apple Smart Battery Case is like a big, flat area in the middle of the country. It gives a look that makes me wonder if Jony Ive decided to take a break at the wrong time while they were making this thing. I can’t wait to try out the case – you can order it now, and it will be available in stores later this week – but the pictures Apple showed us make it seem like the case might have some issues. It might not fit comfortably in your pocket and might not even sit flat and steady on your desk.

mophie juice pack air iphone 6

Hey there! So, here’s the deal – not everything about the Apple Smart Battery Case is bad. In fact, they’ve got a few special features that other battery case makers just don’t have. And let me tell you, these features are pretty cool.

First off, and this is a big one, the Smart Battery Case can be charged and synced using a real Lightning port on the outside. This means you can stick with your trusty Lightning cables for all your charging needs. Other companies, like Mophie, make you use a Micro USB to charge their battery cases and iPhones. Not cool, right?

The second cool thing – and maybe the reason they call it “Smart” – is a nifty feature that lets the battery case talk to your iPhone. This means you can see how much charge is left in the case right on your iPhone’s lock screen and in the Notification Center. Now that’s handy!

Now, let’s be real here: these two advantages might not make up for the fact that the battery capacity is smaller compared to competitors at the same price point. And let’s not even get started on the “interesting” design. But hey, I’ll keep you posted once we actually get our hands on one and I’ll share my thoughts with you.

If you’re interested, you can order the Apple Smart Battery Case right now. They’ve got it in Charcoal Gray and White, and it’ll set you back $99.

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