Apple’s new Smart Battery Case is the ugliest product to come out of Cupertino since apps with leather stiching.
The new case came as a surprise this morning, offering iPhone 6s owners some extra juice and protection, but its weird hump has drawn the attention and ire of fans, leading many to wonder, ‘did Jony Ive really approve this thing?’
Not only is the case so ugly it looks like Quasimodo had sex with a camel. It’s not even that functional. It can’t recharge the iPhone 6s from 0 to 100 percent. The only LED indicator is on the inside of the case. And you can’t decide when to have the case charge your iPhone.
It’s so awful I’d almost swear Scott Forstall snuck into the design lab and is pranking us. It’s ironic Apple’s obsession with sacrificing battery life to make the iPhone thinner has put the company in a corner, causing it to innovate its way into making a big bulky battery case.
We’re not the only ones that hate the new case. Apple fans went crazy on Twitter in disbelief over the Smart Battery Case. Check out some of the best reactions:
Apple’s new $99 battery case for iPhone. They have to be messing with us at this point… pic.twitter.com/DhVzy0Lqfq
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) December 8, 2015
Apple’s iPhone battery case is distinctly different from others in that it is tone deaf to a problem they’re able to fix:
— Louie Mantia (@mantia) December 8, 2015
Apple’s new battery case looks like an orthopedic shoe for your iPhone: https://t.co/vx9PQuWYu1 pic.twitter.com/dDSV6JgZ2D
— Fast Company (@FastCompany) December 8, 2015
I am affectionately referring to the bulge on the back of the apple iphone battery case as “the love hump”
— Chris Ziegler (@zpower) December 8, 2015
Apple’s new battery enhancing case for iPhone 6S looks like an iPhone that’s pregnant with baby iPhone 4S pic.twitter.com/fDmsf5gy0G
— Ridwan (@Ridwan_Patel) December 8, 2015
All my kingdom to know if that *horrific* new iPhone battery case was codenamed “Igor” internally?
— Kory Westerhold (@iamkory) December 8, 2015
“Junk in the trunk: The new Apple iPhone 6S Battery Case is Magical, reviewers say.”
— Paul Thurrott (@thurrott) December 8, 2015