Apple introduced a new case for the iPhone 6S, which offers users extra battery life with the look and protection of an accessory designed by the tech giant.

Apple iPhone 6S Smart Battery Case

The all-new Apple-designed Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 6S offers users as much as 25 hours extra talk time, 18 hours of battery life for web browsing and up to 20 hours of watching HD video.

Smart Battery Case works intelligently with the iPhone 6S

According to Apple, the Smart Battery Case works intelligently with the iPhone 6S as it charges simultaneously while the device is plugged in.

The iPhone Lock screen and Notification Center show “the intelligent battery status,” which informs users about the remaining battery life of the iPhone 6S, the Smart Battery Case, and even their Apple Watch.

The Smart Battery Case more than double the existing battery life (14 hours talk time on 3G) of the iPhone 6S if the accessory lives up to claims of the tech giant. The accessory features a soft elastomer hinge and one-piece design to make it easy for users to put it on and off the iPhone 6S.

Apple said the Smart Battery Case supports any Lightning-equipped accessory such as the Lightning Dock.

Smart Battery case availability and pricing

The Smart Battery Case is available in charcoal grey or white and costs $99 in the United States, £79 in the United Kingdom, and, €119 in Germany.

According to Apple, consumers who will place an order today will receive the Smart Battery case between December 10 and December 14. European customers will receive their orders in one to three days.

The tech giant is also selling a Leather Case and a Silicone Case for iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.

The Leather Case is made from premium, hand-selected European tanned leather that looks and feels luxurious while the Silicone Case was designed to cover and maintain the slim form and protect the camera of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus

Apple revealed testing conditions for the Smart Battery Case

Apple recently revealed the testing conditions for the preproduction version of the Smart Battery Case. The tech giant conducted a test in October using October using production iPhone 6s units and software paired with preproduction iPhone 6s Smart Battery Case units and production software. Its video tests were composed of repeated playback of a 2-hour 23-minute movie purchased from the iTunes Store.

The internet tests were performed over 3G, LTE, and Wi-Fi networks using a dedicated web server, browsing snapshot versions of 20 popular web pages and receiving mail once an hour. Talk time tests were conducted by placing a cellular phone call.

“All settings were default except Wi-Fi was associated with a network for all but the Internet 3G and Internet LTE tests; the Wi-Fi feature Ask to Join Networks and Auto-Brightness were turned off. All battery claims depend on network configuration and many other factors; actual results will vary,” according to Apple.

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