In a surprise move, Apple has introduced its first external battery case. The case is designed for the iPhone 6 and 6s. The Smart Battery Case as Apple calls it, can increase the battery life of the iPhone up to 25 hours. The battery capacity hasn’t been disclosed though. The case is made of silicone, and unlike most third-party cases which charge via a micro-USB port, utilises a lightning port to juice up. Users will be able to charge their iPhone and the case simultaneously.
The Apple Smart Battery Case features an unsightly bump at the back where the battery resides. Instead of employing LED indicators to indicate battery level, the case shows users the remaining power on both the iPhone’s lockscreen and drop-down notification pane.
The Smart Battery Case has been priced at $99, roughly Rs 6,600, and will be available in Charcoal Gray and White colour options. The case is currently on sale in the US, and we expect it to be launched in India in the near future too.