• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good case, got it for a good price

    I've read reviews an thought long and hard about which case I should get next than I decided that I should get this interesting Apple smart battery.. When I relieved the item it felt like it came home, the grip an feel this gives you is great, easy to put on an easy to take off.. The batter concept is basically it charges together with your phone but your phones internal battery first, than once that's full it works on the smart battery an uses the smart battery first when in use.. Only thing is now after 2 weeks with it I noticed it'll it'll do what it's supposed to do but at times I notice it draining alittle power from the internal batter while it takes it from the smart battery.. Either way in getting two charges in one. An the concept with the on/off switch is the same thing.. I have one batter after another one with this, with that in/off option it's the same thing cuz either way my phone is always using battery life from somewhere so basically it's the same thing!!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    You Headphones May Not Fit

    I bought this case because my iPhone 6 battery is shot and barely makes it through a day on a single charge (Apple, please do a battery recall). I used it for about an hour and decided to see if my Bose SIE2i Sport Headphones worked with it and found out the hole was too small to get a good connection (there is a small hole for the 3.5mm plug to pass through to the phones jack) . After finding that out I decided to return the case. Yes, I could of taken the case off when I wanted to use my headphones but at $99 I would expect it to work with it on.

    The reason I gave it 3 stars is it failed to work with non Apple headphones and in my opinion is a bad design as far as functionality is concerned. If you are looking for an external battery that will extend the charge of your iPhone I can only assume it will work. It did charge my iphone in the short time I used the case and seemed to be flawless.

    The size is a little bigger than an regular case and heavier but to me that is a small price to pay for extended battery life.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice slim case.

    When i opened the box i noticed how slim and light weight the case is. i normally plugged my phone in after work ,but no need with this case fitted ,it easily lasts to bed time with very heavy use.it feels great in the hand also and in my opinion looks nice and slick.it is expensive for a battery case but a must have for heavy users.just hammer your phone all day for videos,music,surfing and games with no worry of running out of juice..

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    case stoped charging phone

    Whenever I plugged up the case and my phone was in the case it stopped charging my phone to charge it's self. I would not get this case or recommend it for anyone.

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not accept Bose headphone jack

    I only just fitted this case and can confirm it feels really nice, fits well, and immediately started to charge the phone.

    Sadly, I have three pairs of different Bose headphones, all bought from Apple stores, and none of them fit through the hole in the bottom of the case. This is a serious flaw and a massive disappointment.

    My Bowers and Wilkins headphones do fit.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Case out there :)

    Expensive but its all automatic and my iPhone lasts a proper full day. i only charge it once and thats it. LOVE you apple but please try to cut the price plz.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    I was apprehensive to buy this case because of the lack of an on/off switch, but decided to give it a shot due to the lightening port and iOS integration. I could not be happier with my purchase! I have had a Mophie in the past and had zero complains besides the need for a different charger, but this case blows it out of the water. The second day of use I traveled for 20 hours. I used my phone very strenuously during those hours with YouTube, music, Facebook, and about anything else you can think of. When I finally got to my destination I still had 65% on my phones battery. I don't see any reason why a fully charged phone and smart battery case wouldn't last the average iPhone user an entire day or even two.

    Incredible product, I would recommend to anyone.

    Side note: I would gladly pay more up front for a larger internal battery so I don't have to use this product!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Best I Phone case ever. Phone life is 3 times loner now.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Battery Case ever made!!

    The materials are of super high quality, buttons are super easy to depress, no off and on switch-it does it all by itself. Highly, highly recommend. Extremely happy with this case...Thanks Apple!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    no on and off button

    overall good execpt theres no on and off button it's very in bad design i would like to have it on my phone without it charging it but i can't because of this over looked detail very disappointed

    14 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No longer am I range anxious!

    This is a great compliment to the iPhone 6. Essentially I finish a 14 hour day with my phone still showing 100% battery remaining, and the case only just needing to be charged. I used to get anxious about using the phone at the end of the day in case I ran out of battery, but those days are gone. It makes the phone heavier of course, but not too heavy, and frankly, easier to handle with the rubbery surface.

    My phone is now over a year old and the battery has started to lose its charge quicker than previously, and also its lightning connection is a bit looser than it was, so this smart battery case addresses both issues. You charge both phone and case with one lightning connection on the base of the case.

    My only negative is that it attracts the dust like a Dyson made of Blu-Tak, but I can live with that with regular cleanings. Four stars - ONLY marked down one star for its Pig Pen dust attraction - this really is a super bit of kit with signature Apple iOS integration to show relative charging levels.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Completely useless if you want to use hifi headphones

    The pack may be good - but it's completely useless if you want to use anything apart from apple headphones... I returned immediately.
    Bad apple. This is a serious design flaw.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    50/50

    I love having extra battery on my phone and not having to think about if my phones going to be charged when I go to walk home.
    However, it adds considerable weight to the phone, it's slightly longer to accommodate the connector and of course thicker. But the problem I'm having is when using my phone, both battery's seem to be going down instead of the case battery first, then the phone battery. Not sure if this is a phone problem but it's a bit annoying considering how expensive both parts are.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Form Follows Function Follows Form

    This battery case is a keeper. It does two things very well: protects the phone, and extends how long you can go before needing to charge.

    I really like the order it works: When you put the case on your phone, if your phone is not at 100%, it will top up your phone. Then your phone will use power from the case until it's at 0%. Finally, your phone will switch to using its internal battery. What this means is a) you can remove the case for the rest of the day once it has been drained (if you have an alternate case you like to use, such as the spiffy leather case)... and b) your iPhone's internal battery will see less cycling, making it last longer.

    The reverse is true come charging time. Your phone is charged up first, then the case. Apple must have debated about this internally, but the priority is on freeing you from worrying about making it through the day, and you can swap to a lighter case for your evening out, if so desired. You can also just leave the battery case on the phone all the time and not think about it.

    The integrated Lightning connector does pass data / audio just fine, as my car was able to treat the phone like an iPod just as normal. I played Apple Music without a problem.

    The speaker and mic ports work just fine and helpfully direct sound out the front of the phone. I measure no difference in cell phone reception with the battery case, either.

    Oh, the hump? Well, maybe it looks jarring in photos. In real life, my phone is laying face up on my desk. The hump makes the phone look like it is magically floating. Practically, it is easier to pick up, and if a cup of coffee were spilled, the phone is literally above it all.

    Why knock a star? The headphone port cannot accommodate my Bose QC20i ear buds. I will need an extender. Too bad Apple couldn't figure out a way to either extend the headset jack or provide a new one from the Lightning connector. Even better would be to have the QC20i use Lightning for audio and power, but that's wish for another day.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Battery Case but some issues.

    This case works well to keep it charged longer. The bump on the back of the case was no issue to me. Case added a little more weight to the phone. The only issue I had was when I plug my phone into my vehicle to play my music as well as Pandora, it would not read or start playing my music. Before this case, when I would plug my iPhone into my car it would show my music on my car screen but since I had this case it said no media found. I returned this case and will be waiting for a new and improved case in the future.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lightning pass through only works while the case has power

    originally i bought a significantly cheaper 3rd party battery case. i bought this one because it allows lightning pass through allowing me to use my lightning to HDMI adaptor with the case in situ.

    However you should know the lightning pass through ONLY works while the case has power. once the case reaches zero charge and the phones battery is then used the Lightning pass through stops working meaning i am forced to take the case off, so no better off really than i was with my inexpensive battery case. obviously some electrical gubbins in the case enable the lightning pass through but they require power!

    This of course could be solved with a software update that told the phone to use the case first but then to leave say 5% charge in the case and then draw on the phones battery.

    as is the item gets 1 star, and im taking mine back. if it was able to provide true pass through technology it MIGHT be worth the £80 (then again probably not)

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't use headphones

    Just bought this at Apple Store and tried use my Bose head phones and I couldn't. So I have to take off the case to use them. That is why it got only 3 stars. If you are getting this case check to make sure you can use your headphones

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wanted it to be a great battery case!

    I have used Mophie for years and love them. I thought I would give the new Apple battery case a try with my new 6s. I thought wrong. The look is nice, but the Silicon outer case is horrible. It makes the phone difficult to slide in and out of pockets and for my magnetic car holder, you cannot stick anything to this case. Also, I like having the on/off switch with the Mophie, being able to choose when to use the juice in the case. With the Apple case, you use the battery in the case first then the iPhone battery with no switch. Good idea, but lacks execution and design which goes against Apple's branding. I used it for 2 days before going back to Mophie.

    21 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost there....

    Apple you are so close.... Love the case but they could have made it so much better...like they could have used all of the back and made the battery even bigger, you can only really use apple headphones with the case on because of the small hole for the headphone jack, and (it could just be me but) It doesn't seem to support video adapters through the case so if you use them often like I do you have to take off the case, and I wish it came in more colors/leather, and I can stand it but I wish that the big extended chunk on the bottom of the case for the connections was smaller but... Now I know this makes the case seem bad but I actually do love the case a lot like I love how I can see on the phone the charge of the case and phone and stuff like that P.S. Apple should just be OK with making there phones a little bigger so they can put a bigger battery in the phone.....

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very warm battery, takes hours to charge, and drains fast

    Been using it for a few weeks. It seems to take a whole night to charge, yet it drains in less than a day even when not using it much! Much faster than the phone's battery itself. :( Disappointed purchase.

    19 of 26 people found this useful