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Apple releases Smart Battery Case for iPhones

Posted at 9:15 AM, Dec 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-09 09:15:29-05

Battery cases aren't new in the smartphone realm, but Apple is finally jumping on board with one of their own.

The "Smart Battery Case" is engineered to give users longer battery life and, of course--phone protection.

The battery case is supposed to give your iPhone up to 25 hours of talk time, and up to 18 hours of internet surfing.

Apple notes that the hinge design of the case makes it easy to put on and take off. It also has a soft microfiber lining on the inside with a silicone exterior.

The case is available for both the iPhone 6 and 6s--and comes in two colors: charcoal gray and white.

The Smart Battery Case for the iPhone costs $99. 

What do you think of the design? Even though a review from Engadget poked fun at it a bit, writing that an editor thought it made the iPhone look "like it just finished a big lunch"--they went on to write that the case is pretty comfortable to hold. Check out their full review here.