Do you like the official iPhone XS and iPhone XR Smart Battery Case?

Do you like the official iPhone XS and iPhone XR Smart Battery Case?
So, Apple has finally dropped the revived version of the Smart Battery Case, launching it in three form factors for the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. The first time we saw this product was in 2015, when Cupertino launched it for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6. It was met with a mixed response, due to its odd hunchback nature. One can argue that it's not particularly easy to make a case that's supposed to hold a mini powerbank appealing. And Apple chose the particular design it went with so that the case could be a very easy-on, easy-off solution all the while also leaving the device's sides thinner and easier to grasp.

Of course, there are other battery cases out there to please anyone's aesthetic preferences. But we wonder — what do you think of Apple's particular solution? It may have grown on those that disliked it originally or it may still be blacklisted by others. Would you get this over a 3rd party product? Vote in our poll!

What do you think about the new Smart Battery Case for the iPhones?

I low-key like it
23.21%
Meh, it's a battery case... who cares
26.32%
Nope, nope, nope... I hate it
50.48%

Related phones

iPhone XR
  • Display 6.1" 828 x 1792 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2942 mAh
iPhone XS
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 2659 mAh

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13 Comments

1. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Majority is 75% android voting hate it where in fact they don’t own an iphone and much more able to buy $1000 phone. They jusy want to troll.

2. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5473; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

You don't need to own an iPhone to see this case is fugly as hell. Besides, what you said goes the other way as well and I am 100% sure you vote on every negative option possible when Android is concerned. Not to mention you troll every Android article. So get off your high horse. And did you just say Android voters are much more able to buy a $1000 dollar phone? lol

12. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well he is right. We are more able to buy a $1000 dollar phone but just aren't stupid enough to buy it specifically for a logo.

8. applesnapple93

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

spend less money and get a mophie...

3. libra89

Posts: 2155; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Glad that it's a thing at least.

4. cmdacos

Posts: 3778; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

One of the ugliest battery cases in history with only the original Apple smart case ahead of it. Quality design is only a memory at Apple at this point.

5. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 284; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

The easiest way to deal with things like these if you don't like them is to IGNORE them. People are triggered by the mention of Apple. Jesus....

6. Pabliell

Posts: 172; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Ignoring is the worst you could do. Because if you ignore it, it won't change to a better one.

7. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5473; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Pretty sure Apple doesn't come on PhoneArena and sees this poll and thinks oh we have to change it up. So ignoring is the best thing to do. If people don't buy it, perhaps then Apple will get the notion it's too ugly for words.

9. Rigmaster

Posts: 234; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

Have iPhones here. Hate this look.

10. cmdacos

Posts: 3778; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Just over 1300mah, this thing is a joke! Lmao. Also it fits the iPhone x except for a bit of coverage of the speaker holes but iOS locks it out shii or wont work. Hahahahahahah!!!!

11. cmdacos

Posts: 3778; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Update: seems 9to5mac and macrumors didn't investigate before reporting the above. There are 2x1300mah cells which is why it's so bulky. Also it's not confirmed it won't work on the x but at least one early user couldn't get it to work.

13. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1126; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I'm just glad that iPhone users will finally get to experience Mate 20 type battery life. :)

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