Apple announces Smart Battery Case, adds up to 25 hours of talk time to iPhone 6s

Apple has just announced the company's first power extender—the Smart Battery Case for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. It's available in both black and white silicone and promises up to 18 hours of extra LTE browsing or 20 hours or extra video playback. There's not yet an option for Plus owners of either generation.

The Smart Battery Case charges via built-in Lightning port, and if you have the case on your iPhone, you can charge both at the same time. It also means other Lightning accessories work even with the case on, including the Lightning Dock.

Since Apple controls the entire ecosystem, the company can offer extra functionality as well—charging level for both the case and the iPhone is shown right on the Lock screen.

The Smart Battery Case is available now. Check it out and let us know what you think of it!

$99 from the Apple Store

The Smart Battery Case is engineered specifically for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 to give you even longer battery life and protection. The soft microfiber lining on the inside helps protect your iPhone, while the soft elastomer hinge design makes it easy to put the case on and take it off again. On the outside, the silky, soft-touch finish of the silicone exterior feels great in your hand.

Charge your iPhone and battery case simultaneously for increased talk time up to 25 hours, Internet use up to 18 hours on LTE, and even longer audio and video playback.* With the Smart Battery Case on, the intelligent battery status is displayed on the iPhone Lock screen and in Notification Center, so you know exactly how much charge you have left.

The battery case supports Lightning accessories, such as the Lightning to USB Cable (included with your iPhone) and works with the iPhone Lightning Dock (sold separately). Choose from two complementary colors.

Via: TechCrunch

Rich Edmonds