Some days back, Apple released a new battery case for iPhone 6S. Currently priced at $99, this new battery case offers up to 25 hours of talk time, and 18 hours of internet browsing, or video playback of up to 20 hours.
In terms of performance, there is not much to complain about the new Smart Battery Case by Apple. The price tag of $99 does seem a bit on the higher side, but it is not extremely overpriced either.
However, users of iPhone 6S have not been impressed by Apple’s Smart Battery Case. Since a good number of iPhone’s users tend to prefer appearance over performance, the new battery case is getting a good deal of criticism: it has a bulge, or “hump” on the back, and this is why it is being termed as ugly.
Take a look at it for yourself, here is how it looks on Charcoal Gray, as seen on Apple’s own website:
Very clearly, the new Smart Battery Case for iPhone 6S does not live up to the design standards that one has come to expect from Apple. However, it is not entirely “ugly” either. It is surely not sleek or innovative, and probably not something that one would describe as aesthetically impressive. But all said and done, the new battery case serves its purpose, and does the job well. It is not meant for the everyday user who has access to a charger and a power outlet. Instead, this battery case is something you might consider using when going hiking, or overnight trips. In such cases, aesthetics do not matter much, and the Smart Battery Case delivers well on the performance front.
Also, the hump on the back of the battery case makes it easier to take on and off — another added advantage when you are on the go.
What do you think of the new battery case for iPhone 6S? Love it or hate it? Share your views in the comments below!