Apple’s iPhone Battery Case: Is It Worth It?

For years, iPhone users wanted more and more battery life for their devices. Various third-party companies such as Mophie and LifeProof have stepped in to answer the consumer’s requests. These third-party made iPhone battery cases sell at prices ranging anywhere from $25 to $60. Some hybrid battery cases made by EnerPlex employ solar energy technology to keep your phone charged at all times. These revolutionary cases are priced at $80.

Just recently, Apple stepped into the scene when they released their first iPhone Battery Case. It comes in two colors: Charcoal Gray and White. Even though Apple still sells the iPhone 5s, and all models of the iPhone 6 including the iPhone 6 Plus, they only released a case that is compatible with the iPhone 6 and 6s. Unlike the third-party cases, Apple’s battery pack iPhone case is fully integrated with these devices.

“The battery case supports Lightning accessories, such as the Lightning to USB Cable (included with your iPhone) and works with the iPhone Lightning Dock.” It charges simultaneously with the iPhone and even displays the “intelligent battery status […] on the iPhone Lock screen and in Notification Center, so you know exactly how much charge you have left.” On top of these great technical features, the cases fit seamlessly around the iPhone, protecting the phone and providing a soft silicone exterior. However, unlike other cases, Apple’s cases are highly priced, at a price of $99.00 and can be purchased by clicking here.

Despite having been made by Apple, many are not sure if it is the best case for their iPhone. According to Richard Adhikari in his article on TechNewsWorld, he said, “[s]ome third-party cases have batteries in the 3,000 mAh range, while Apple’s case has a 1,900 mAh battery, which means it provides less battery life than some competitors.” Other iPhone Battery Case users have expressed negative views about the bump on the back of the case, saying that it “is butt ugly for an Apple product.”

All things considered, it comes down to one thing: Is the consumer willing to pay more money for a product simply because it is made by Apple? The Apple Battery Case features a clean, simple, and fully integrated case that is authentically Apple. It provides a great boost to any iPhone 6 or 6s’ battery life while providing protection for the iPhone’s external parts.

References

Adhikari, Richard. “Apple’s Pricey New IPhone Battery Case Gets Very Little Love.” Apple’s Pricey New IPhone Battery Case Gets Very Little Love. TechNewsWorld, 8 Dec. 2015. Web. 23 Jan. 2016.

“IPhone 6s Smart Battery Case.” Apple. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2016.