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Topic # 185887 8-Dec-2015 22:58
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Pretty pricey (as usual) and I wonder what size mA they are?

http://www.apple.com/nz/shop/product/MGQL2AM/A/iphone-6s-smart-battery-case-charcoal-grey?fnode=97

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  Reply # 1443215 8-Dec-2015 23:07
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Doesn't look like anything Apple would design. Giant lump for the battery looks odd.

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  Reply # 1444491 9-Dec-2015 14:01
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Really ugly case. Did this actually pass by Jony Ive?!




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1444506 9-Dec-2015 14:30
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Horrendous design!

Wonder if this means Apple will finally end their obsession with thin products. I'm not liking the battery life on my 6S at all.

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  Reply # 1445671 9-Dec-2015 18:49
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Once is a while, something comes along that changes the way we live.  A device so simple and intuitive, we wonder how we got along without it.

Introducing....

battery.

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On a different note, as a mobile user I can see it being quite useful as one doesn't always have access to a power cable. 




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  Reply # 1446859 10-Dec-2015 06:32
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Looks Horrid, would definitely look at aftermarket options over this one, if I had a 6S not the 6S+ which easily gets 2 days from a charge.

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  Reply # 1446860 10-Dec-2015 06:40
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God my one from Aliexpress looks better (+ bigger battery)



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  Reply # 1448508 11-Dec-2015 08:24
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one theory is that the case is designed that way because all other better looking designs has been patented

also one upside is that it has some sort of antenna built into the case, maybe that will help someone in the remote area 

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  Reply # 1448545 11-Dec-2015 09:07
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it looks like the result of leaving a snake and a cigarette packet in a room together....

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  Reply # 1448574 11-Dec-2015 09:41
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I also read that the design is possibly to avoid infringing parents by Mophie etc.
It's certainly not great, but I don't think it's a disaster. Similar in some respects to the iMac, thin on the edges and thick in the middle.

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  Reply # 1448638 11-Dec-2015 11:11
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I cant hardly wait to see someone using one of these, there will be much pointing and laughter.

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  Reply # 1448643 11-Dec-2015 11:24
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It will be fine for using when one wants extended battery life, sometimes function exceeds form as a priority.

Tim Cooks explanation for the design....

“If you make this solid all the way across,” said Cook, indicating the spots where the Apple case’s embedded battery stops and you just have the soft fluoroelastomer casing, “in order to get it on, you’d find it very difficult to get it on and off."




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