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iPhone 6s Battery Pack Doubles As Protective Case
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tjgkg
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1/5/2016 | 9:16:03 AM
Re: Been there, done that
I have a Jabra Bluetooth headpiece that i use to make calls and the battery life of the device shows up in the notification center. I am guessing because i downloaded the app so the information gets transferred there. But I would assume if one buys a Mophie Juice Jack, there is probably an app for it which shows the battery life plus a hook into the notification center. But it also has status lights on the case so one always has an idea as to how much of a charge there is left. A big advantage for the Apple case would be that it works off the Lightning cable so you don't have to schlep another cable around! But you are right, i am sure many folks will go with the Apple case. I can't because they don't have one for a 6+ yet.
tjgkg
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1/5/2016 | 9:10:58 AM
Re: Been there, done that
I just read an article recently about a new type of battery that has been developed which will offer the increased life that people are seeking. Hopefully in the next few years this battery will start appearing in the new devices. As for bigger screens, well with the iPad, the battery is huge and offers much better life. It takes a LONG time to recharge though but the form factor gives Apple the opportunity to put a bigger battery in a device. I've had pretty good luck with my 6+ which I use more than any other mobile i ever had. Still i carry the cables with me but generally only need to charge once per day.
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12/22/2015 | 10:47:45 AM
not a case for me
It's something that fits in your pocket. How cumbersome can it really be even if you double the battery size? It's still going to fit in a pocket. I think solving this issue by making it a case is a cool idea, but for all that work I'm betting any parents of small children are not amused. I keep my phone in an otter box case so when I hand it off to the kindergartener to play with or talk to Daddy and she drops it on the street I'm not going to want to start yelling or crying over a broken phone. The description of this protective case involved alot of words like soft and silky. I need a case that's best described as war zone compatible. It's a good try, but really does a phone need to get yet slimmer if we need a case just to get more battery life?
mak63
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12/9/2015 | 8:43:53 PM
Re: Been there, done that
Yes, there are less expensive alternatives out there, but according of what I read, only the Apple's battery pack gives you a readout in the Notification Center. That's not fair, is it? I won't be surprised if the fans choose the Apple's case versus the competition; even if it's more expensive.
danielcawrey
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12/9/2015 | 6:15:51 PM
Re: Been there, done that
This is an interesting problem. While Apple wants to design things that have bigger screens yet smaller form factors, consumers want to have longer battery life.

What Apple should do, then, is give people larger batteries. They should be more concerned over function than design. But apparently that's not what the company does. Or in this case, what it will do. 
PedroGonzales
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12/9/2015 | 9:42:51 AM
Re: No surprise here....
off course, they are a company and companies want to increase their profits by making money.  Apple isn't a charity. 
GAProgrammer
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12/9/2015 | 9:32:55 AM
No surprise here....
You want your iPhone fixed? Just hand over more cash and we have a solution for you!

Is anyone really that surprised?
tjgkg
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tjgkg,
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12/8/2015 | 1:16:22 PM
Re: Been there, done that
There is no argument. The point was taht none of this is revolutionary.  This feature has already been on the market for some time. It makes more sense for Apple to use any extra space they find to increase the battery life since in every consumer survey, poor battery life has been te number one issue.
PedroGonzales
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12/8/2015 | 11:57:39 AM
Re: Been there, done that
I do not think the argument is valid.  As engineers, their job is that  that they will try to find a way to increase battery life while decrease battery life.  that is why they are engineer and have a research department, to solve problems.  I think this is the correct path, but apple needs to listen to customer more.
tjgkg
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tjgkg,
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12/8/2015 | 10:38:42 AM
Been there, done that
This is really nothing new or revolutionary. Mophie has had their Juice Jack lineup that does the same thing out for quite some time. Even Otter has a case wtih a battery in it. While an Apple case might be better because it uses the existing dongles, it is not anything to write home about. And what's with that hump in the back? It looks like a camel.


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