The Apple case has some ‘smarts’ to justify its name. For starters, it includes iOS system integration to show the battery pack status in Notification Center and the lock screen. The case itself also includes a discreet light that indicates charging status (amber, green, or off).Moreover, Apple says that other cases often impair cellular performance as the battery gets in the way of the radios. For the Smart Battery Case, Apple has incorporated a passive antenna which reroutes radio frequencies and minimizes interference. For sound, the case includes a specifically designed acoustic opening to channel audio from the iPhone speaker.The company also claims its charging mechanism is better than competing cases. Most cases first charge the phone and then charge the battery pack. Apple’s case can crossover to charge the integrated battery mid-way through the phone charge cycle."
Oh please, certainly no worse than any of the 3rd-party battery cases being sold now.
Apple basically admitting that 6S battery life sucks. My 6S w/ Samsung processor has worse battery life than my old 6.
Oh please, certainly no worse than any of the 3rd-party battery cases being sold now. My guess is that you will eventually see more colors and possibly leather versions as well. I personally don't need a larger battery, but if I needed more capacity, I would certainly consider this. I do like the fact that it charges with a Lightning cable rather than the stupid micro USB connectors that others seem to use and force you to carry two cables.
mr o said:
... UGH?!Why not taking a clue from the pencil recharge concept?:Have the lightning dock as a portable battery as well. Just plug the phone in the lightning dock and have the phone fully charged in 15 minutes or so. At your hotel you could recharge both your phone and lightning dock while the lightning dock is plugged in.