Date: Tuesday, December 8th, 2015, 07:36
Category: Accessory, battery, Hardware, iPhone, iPhone 6, News
Apple on Tuesday quietly launched its new iPhone 6s Smart Battery Case, which the company says will extend the handset’s talk time and internet use by up to 25 and 18 hours, respectively. The case’s outside material compares similarly to the company’s previous line of silicone accessories, with an added hump sitting in the middle of the backside where the extra battery rests.
The company offered the following product description:
Charge your iPhone and battery case simultaneously for increased talk time up to 25 hours, Internet use up to 18 hours on LTE, and even longer audio and video playback. With the Smart Battery Case on, the intelligent battery status is displayed on the iPhone Lock screen and in Notification Center, so you know exactly how much charge you have left.
This marks the first official iPhone battery case from Apple, the unit arriving in either Charcoal Gray or White color options and retailing for $99. A new feature will allow the case’s battery life status to be displayed for users on both the lock screen and in Notification Center, so it’s easy to determine how much life the accessory has left. The company also promised that the Smart Battery Case supports all Lightning products, including the iPhone’s bundled-in Lightning cable and the official iPhone Lightning Dock.
Other specifics, such as the exact mAH capacity, are currently unknown and the battery pack is designed for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model and the iPhone 6s. No word has been given as to whether there will be a battery pack for the iPhone 6 Plus or iPhone 6s Plus models.
If you’ve gotten your hands on the new iPhone 6s Smart Battery and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.