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Apple's New Smart Battery Case Gives Your iPhone 25 Hours of Battery Life

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Apple has quietly announced a new official Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S. The case, which costs $100, will provide your phone with as much as 25 hours of battery life.


The new case is designed and produced by Apple specifically for the iPhone 6 and 6S. It’s shrouded in soft-touch silicon, so it’ll probably be more grippy than the usual aluminum-and-glass, while on the inside it’s lined with microfiber so as not to scratch the phone. An elastomer hinge means you can open and close it without too much effort, and it’s sized to work with Apple’s official Lightning Dock. That probably also accounts for the lumpen nature of the case, with the battery sitting central on its frame.

In terms of added juice, Apple claims the battery in the case will provide your phone with “talk time up to 25 hours, Internet use up to 18 hours on LTE, and even longer audio and video playback.” The case’s battery status shows up on the Lock Screen and in the Notification Center, so you know how long it’ll last.


The case is available to order now in black or white. It costs $100.

[Apple via Pocket Lint]

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Why not, and I know this sounds crazy, just make the phone thicker to begin with and avoid this design catastrophe?