I’m Considering Switching My iPhone 6S Plus
to a 6S With the New Smart Battery Case

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Apple quietly introduced a new accessory today — a Mophie-style battery case for the iPhone 6s — which they called the ‘iPhone 6S Smart Battery Case‘. From what I can see on my Twitter feed, it’s already under fire for being ‘ugly’. I like it.

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The battery case is available in two different colours — white and charcoal grey. Apple is scarce on specifications, so until iFixit takes it apart, we won’t know the exact battery capacity of the unit.

iPhone 6s Smart Battery Case 02I think it’s better than a Mophie or similar cases, and I’m guessing Apple thought those weren’t good enough either — I doubt they would have rolled our their own one otherwise. I’ve owned and used more than one Mophie in my life and they’re a curse to use. First of all, the cases I used were hard and unpleasant to the touch — much too plasticky for my taste. Secondly, they all required a microUSB cable — Apple’s doesn’t; it makes do with a Lightning pass-through port.

I own and use an iPhone 6S Plus for only one reason: the superior battery life. I would make do with a 6S with that case easily, especially since I won’t have to use it on most days. The silicone top additional appears to make it extremely easy to take off and put on.


I’m actually considering ditching my 6S Plus for a 6S and Smart Battery Case now… Anyone interested in my mint silver 64 GB 6S Plus?

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  • Michał

    Maybe it’s better than a Mophie, but it’s so ugly…

  • Radosław Szeja

    1. It’s ugly
    2. Knowing Apple cases’ quality, it will break after a week or so
    3. They admit to by money-oriented … no soul, no great feeling, just making money by selling extra batteries (like they couldn’t make phones thicker)

  • I disagree with everything you said. :)

  • Radosław Szeja

    I respect that. Although the 3rd point… Isn’t battery the reason why you have 6s plus? This is my conclusion from the article’s title. Correct me if I’m wrong of course :)

    Also I feel that recently their design is way worse then it was some time ago. I mean, they follow the rules of Apple design, but … something is missing. Something really important. I’m pretty sure about it since Apple Watch charging dock (or whatever they named it).

  • I think it’s better designed than the other battery cases out there (Lightning instead of microUSB, lack of separate elements). The quality should be fine too — I’m very please with my Apple Case. In this case the comfort of using Lightning cable, not carrying a microUSB cable, putting it on only when necessary and the rounded edges on the case far outweigh the pros of using a 6S Plus, which is always huge.

  • Radosław Szeja

    I’m not telling it’s not better designed than any other battery case on the market. I believe it’s all true what you said.

    My point is that it looks awkward to me. I never was a fan of battery cases, but it looks bulky and battery is not transparent (you can easily notice where it is). I just expect Apple products to be light, “sharp” and exceptional. One-piece design, lightning compatibility and good quality (if you say so – no reason not to believe you) doesn’t make a product exceptional to me.

    I also may not fully understand the existence of this accessory, since they could just make thicker phones, but probably that’s what people want – thin phone with optional battery that they have to pay extra money for.

  • Until they get the 4.7″ model up to 6S Plus battery specs, this will have to do for me.

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  • dRoplet

    I somehow struggle to see any beauty of this new battery case:) Wojtek, let us know once you swap iPhones and use this case. I am interested if 6s in this case is still easier to squeeze in your jeans pocket than 6s+ with normal case. Thx! Of course won’t you regret other than ‘larger battery’ – benefits of 6S+ size?