• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's been really useful, but the case does degrade

    • Written by Christian M from Billingshurst

    The good stuff about it is great. A full day+ hard phone usage (between case and phone). Seamless integration with iOs, One port for everything. Good protection for the phone itself.
    The less good stuff - it can be temperamental. Disappearing from the iOS and occasionally refusing to take a charge at all (and variations of that theme such as only willing to charge when docked with the phone - you should be able to charge it independently)
    High power drain uses cause the pins to discolour and wear out. I fried my first smart battery case using my iphone as a hotspot for an extended period while using the case. I got a new case from Apple.
    Lastly, as others have noticed, it is just a shell of silicone rubber and it will wear fairly fast. 8 months in and my top left and right corners are all worn off and the silicone is peeling from the plastic frame across the middle. This is minor and cosmetic. What Apple have created here is absolutely fit for purpose and has revolutionised the useful daily life of my phone, it just won't stay pretty for as long. That's a perfectly acceptable tradeoff for me personally.

    32 of 39 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Irma L from Sylmar

    I have mixed feelings I love that my phone stays charged but I hate that it rips so easily. I had to buy two in one year. Will charge great but you will need to keep buying.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Case falling apart after 1 year

    • Written by Peter K from Oceanside

    As far as a charger it's the best! My phone is always at 100% and i use it all day long as a business phone. My issue is that it's falling apart after only a year and I keep my phone in my pocket 80% of the time. Apple really needs to figure this out. I'm almost at the point where i need a new one but it's worth the price. I get that many people abuse these products but i've been very careful and i'm still having an issue.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    One year later ...

    • Written by kristen T from gilbert

    Argh ... I love this battery case so so so much, but after a year it has completely freaked out. For the first year, it did a great job of protecting my phone, providing me with [seemingly] limitless power, and being so convenient. One year and a week after my purchase, it has started freaking out, I'm losing charge on my phone and the battery both faster than ever, I wake up and my phone isn't charged after being plugged in all night, and the screen alternates, when locked, between various charging statuses. If you're going to be okay with needing another one a year after this pricey purchase, go for it.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A must have - but it will fall apart...

    • Written by Richard G from Fleet

    I purchased this case jut over 2 years ago from Apple and its been a life saver for me. The battery has been solid and performed very well and kept me in power all day, every day.

    My iPhone spends 90% of its time in the case. Just the odd occasion where I need to take it out, i.e. I can charge the case separately to the phone. However, the top end of the phone is peeling and splitting. What a mess. The hard plastic is coated in a rubber compound which has blistered away from the plastic, and now the plastic is broken where the 'mute' button is.

    I have tried to fix it with super glue, but it cracks whenever I take it out.

    Can anyone tell me if the battery can be transferred to a new case/holder. It seems a shame to through away a £99GBP item because the case perished? if it can't then it will have to be thrown away.

    Would I buy it again? Not sure, as 2+ years of life seems expensive for what it is.

    2 of 2 people found this useful