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Tim Cook on Apple's New iPhone Battery Case: 'It's Kind of Nice to Have'

Tim Cook on Apple's New iPhone Battery Case: 'It's Kind of Nice to Have'

Posted December 10, 2015 at 3:17am by iClarified
Tim Cook offered his thoughts on the new iPhone Battery Case and explained the company's design choices in an interview with Mashable.

“You know, I probably wouldn’t call it ‘the hump,'” said Cook, who is aware of criticisms over the battery case which features a large rectangular bump at the back.

He notes that unlike other cases, Apple's is easy to put on and take off.


“One of the real insights here is, have you ever used other cases and tried to get them on? If you make this solid all the way across [pointing to the top portion of the fluoroelastomer casing] in order to get it on, you’d find it very difficult to get it on and off.”

Cook also noted that those who charge their phone every day probably don't need the case but if you are on an overnight trip it could come in handy.

"If you’re charging your phone every day, you probably don’t need this at all. But if you’re out hiking and you go on overnight trips… it’s kind of nice to have."

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Tim Cook on Apple's New iPhone Battery Case: 'It's Kind of Nice to Have'

Tim Cook on Apple's New iPhone Battery Case: 'It's Kind of Nice to Have'
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Benso
Benso - December 13, 2015 at 10:29am
don't feed the troll people..
vinco_g
vinco_g - December 11, 2015 at 5:41am
OMG!!!!!!
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - December 10, 2015 at 10:21am
It can be forgiven the case is designed this way for a reason, but for me I'll stick to motion power rather than make my iPhone any taller than it already is.
dkdk
dkdk - December 10, 2015 at 11:49am
Sorry, what do you mean by motion power?
Sasso
Sasso - December 10, 2015 at 6:27am
Agree with evryone, it could have been so much smoother, nicer looking and comparingto my 10400mAh backup-battery this one is toy. The only positive is that the phone probably feels better, more secured in hand than without the case....
Bryan-daniel10000
Bryan-daniel10000 - December 10, 2015 at 5:30am
if it charged at 2.1 amps I would gladly spend the money,The case is ugly... only advantage is ease of removing the case and its "smart" capability... Fast charging is a way more important aspect for, me.I've also come to love the micro USB port on all the current power cases. There's always a way to charge my phone because I have a choice in cables.
Gwyneth
Gwyneth - December 10, 2015 at 4:54am
Wow and this was designed by Apple themselves for their own iPhones??? Horribly ugly!!! Many better looking battery cases out there!!!
Stealther
Stealther - December 12, 2015 at 1:28am
Agree. Might as well make a thick phone with battery that can last whole day. Even a 10,000 mAh battery can last me a day of usage. Have to constantly charge the phone from the power outlet. Battery life for ALL smartphones really suck badly
Yjw75
Yjw75 - December 10, 2015 at 4:49am
Fire the designer of this case. Ugly.
Stealther
Stealther - December 12, 2015 at 1:30am
Indeed. If Steve is still around, this case would never had been designed in the first place. However there are still a lot of 'smart' people who would still love it
Janbak
Janbak - December 10, 2015 at 4:35am
Horrible
wikki1977
wikki1977 - December 10, 2015 at 4:26am
ugly looking case and expensive
tommmyyyy
tommmyyyy - December 10, 2015 at 3:35am
Should make it 10000mAh rather than 1877mAh for USD99. Also iMac design, thin edge and thick in the middle with beatiful curve unlike this battery case would be much better.
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