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Tim Cook Defends Against iPhone Battery 'Hump' Jabs
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User Rank: Ninja
12/22/2015 | 2:21:20 PM
Form over function
About this comment "users "choose a battery case for utility, not fashion."

Yes but this is the apple crowd. If you've spent gobs of money on the specialty rose colored iphone or any of the pricier models, then yes form and fashion become a factor and it's not just about utility. If people wanted just utility there are cheaper very utilitarian looking phones that dont start with an i. They need to remember their deomgraphic.
User Rank: Ninja
12/12/2015 | 8:08:20 PM
Power Banks vs. Power Cases
Power banks are functional devices that seem to fit into a spectrum. At one extreme end of the spectrum would be the 20,000mAh power banks that would be utilized for hiking and camping, etc., and at the other extreme end would be the 2,500mAh ultra slim power banks that can be carried around in a keychain form factor or a wallet for emergencies.

Power cases tend to focus more towards design. Apple's Smart Battery Case only has a 1,877mAh battery and it costs $99. If Apple users are trading capacity and cost with design then, not delivering will leave the user disappointed. 
User Rank: Ninja
12/11/2015 | 8:41:21 PM
Re: Who cares?
I agree with WSJ: Battery packs are for utility, and not for design. They are for heavy phone users who want to worry less about charging. If I were to buy an iPhone 6, I would consider getting one of these packs.

Should Apple make a phone that has better battery life, while compromising a few design elements? I think yes. Otherwise the company is going to have to deal with these criticisms. 
User Rank: Apprentice
12/11/2015 | 2:03:11 PM
Love this well designed case!
I've had this case since Tuesday the day it came out.  I love it so far!  I had the Apple Silicone case for my iPhone 6 and was excited to see that this one came out.  Similar feel and the extra battery, so it's been an easy transition for me.  Perfect for travel which is what I'm doing this week while testing the new case.  Love that the lightning connector is there so no need to carry an additional cable.  No power on/off switch, it just works! Love the status in notification center to see the battery % of the phone and case and watch all in one place.  The grip feels good and the "bump" actually makes it easy to hold while typing away.  It is a little heavier than what I was used to, however it's not bad and am getting used to it.  The lighting connector is flush with the case and still works perfectly with my clock radio charging stand with the case on!  Nothing negative to say at all about it!
User Rank: Ninja
12/11/2015 | 12:56:09 PM
Who cares?
I guess I haven't been paying attention. I saw some blurb about a new iphone external battery. But since it's just an external battery, I didn't pay much attention. I mean, who could care much about it, unless, of course, it was the size of Motorola portable phone from 1995.

So why does anyone care if the thing has a 'hump' in it, or the look isn't perfect. Maybe it's a sign they're looking at functionality as much as looks, rather than every other aspect of everything coming out of Apple, which pays no attention to usability over design.

And, no, I still don't have enough interest in this 'problem' to even look up the 'funny' memes or twitter battles or anything else about it. Seriously, anyone spending time doing that has way too much free time on their hands to worry what they have to say about the subject!

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