Apple is finally fulfilling many iPhone users' wish. The company on Tuesday launched the Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 models which comes with an integrated battery pack. Apple claims the case extends the battery life of an iPhone by up to 25 hours.
The case, which comes in two colours - charcoal and white - is made of soft touch silicone and microfibre material. According to the description on the Apple website, users can see the battery levels for the iPhone as well as the Smart Battery on the notifications centre on their iPhone.
The lock screen of the iPhone will also let users know about the charge level of the iPhone battery and the external battery when you plug in the case to charge. And as you could imagine, the case charges via Apple's standard Lightning cable. The company claims that the Smart Case would increase the battery life to offer up to 25 hours talk time and 18 hours Internet browsing over LTE. As you would expect, however, Apple is silent on the mAh rating of the case, so we have no idea about the exact battery capacity.
The introduction of a battery pack equipped smart case also perhaps reveals the company's take on the future versions of iPhone models. Having launched the Smart Battery Case, the company is unlikely to make a fatter version of its iPhone stuffing more battery, as plenty of users have wanted for years.
Priced at $99 (roughly Rs. 6,600), the iPhone battery case works with the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6s. It is available for purchase starting Tuesday in the United States and the United Kingdom. There's no word on whether the company plans to release a Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 6 Plus or iPhone 6s Plus or previous generations iPhone handsets just yet. There's also no word on its Indian availability. Should be interesting to see how this does compared to its competitors Mophie and a few others. Time will tell.