If you own a new iPhone, you know that battery life isn't one of its strong suits. But, the phone's other great features seem to keep customers looking the other way. At least until their battery dies.
But recently, Apple released a smartphone case for the iPhone 6 and 6s that will extend battery life up to 25 hours. Everyone was excited about it. That is, until they saw it.
It's called the Smart Battery Case, and it has an extra battery built in. The case is constructed with a soft microfiber lining and silicone exterior to protect your iPhone, and it connects to your phone's Lightning port so you can charge both at the same time. Its sale price is $99.
There are just a few problems: it's expensive and ugly. Apple loyalists haven't been shy when it comes to speaking out about the case's hefty price and bulky design.
1) almost admit the iPhone has terrible battery life. 2) release ugliest case imaginable. 3) charge £79. 4) profit. https://t.co/5fEPhVMcDB
— Matt 'TK' Taylor (@MattieTK) December 8, 2015
I don’t care what you say, the revolutionary new Smart Battery Case looks just fine to me… pic.twitter.com/KhEkyVT8QK
— ᶰᵒᵗ Jony Ive (@JonyIveParody) December 8, 2015
I am affectionately referring to the bulge on the back of the apple iphone battery case as “the love hump"
— Chris Ziegler (@zpower) December 8, 2015