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MacRumors
May 15, 2013, 02:31 PM
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Mophie today announced the Juice Pack Plus (http://www.mophie.com/mophie-juice-pack-plus-iPhone-5-p/2110_jpp-ip5-blk.htm), a new 2100mAh battery case for the iPhone 5. The case is the third that the company has released for the iPhone 5, though this new $120 case has the largest battery of the three.

The $80 Juice Pack Helium (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/02/05/mophie-announces-juice-pack-helium-for-iphone-5/) has a 1500mAh battery, and the $100 Juice Pack Air (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/02/24/mophie-announces-juice-pack-air-for-iphone-5/) has a 1700mAh battery.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/05/mophiejuicepackpro.jpgThe mophie juice pack plus is made for the user who puts their iPhone 5 through the paces morning to night, maxing out features, apps, video, email and web browsing while on-the-go. The case features a 2100mAh battery, translating to an added 120 percent of extra battery life and offers the most power of mophie's battery case solutions for the iPhone 5 to date. For protection, the juice pack plus' dual-injected sleeve is engineered with a shockproof band and anti scratch guides to help buffer the impact of falls.Like the other cases, the Juice Pack Plus uses a microUSB cable to charge.

The Mophie Juice Pack Plus is available for $120 in black, white and PRODUCT (RED) from Mophie's website (http://www.mophie.com/mophie-juice-pack-plus-iPhone-5-p/2110_jpp-ip5-blk.htm) and elsewhere.

Article Link: Mophie Introduces New 2,100 mAh iPhone 5 Battery Case (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/05/15/mophie-introduces-new-2100-mah-iphone-5-battery-case/)



Thedeathbear
May 15, 2013, 02:39 PM
I like having a brick in my pocket. Actually, I have no desire for a battery case on my iPhone 5 like my other iPhones. The iPhone 5 has a great battery.

HackerJL
May 15, 2013, 02:41 PM
Buy it in a heartbeat, if they came out with the belt clip for *anything* in their iphone 5 series. I cant deal with my iphone in my pocket. PLEASE!

AppleFanatic10
May 15, 2013, 02:43 PM
You're joking me right?? I just spent $100 on a JPA and now they have a plus model?!?

needfx
May 15, 2013, 02:49 PM
You're joking me right?? I just spent $100 on a JPA and now they have a plus model?!?

don't worry, you will survive it, it sucks major poo, but the most important thing is that you will survive it

:D

OldSchoolMacGuy
May 15, 2013, 03:14 PM
I prefer the Mota case. 2000mAh and less than 1/2 the price of the Morphie. Plus it allows syncing while the case is on which the Morphie does not.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BNH2MCS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00BNH2MCS&linkCode=as2&tag=shoptopstuff-20

KeepCalmPeople
May 15, 2013, 03:20 PM
I prefer the Mota case. 2000mAh and less than 1/2 the price of the Morphie. Plus it allows syncing while the case is on which the Morphie does not.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BNH2MCS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00BNH2MCS&linkCode=as2&tag=shoptopstuff-20

There are alot of options that are cheaper than Mophie. How about this 2200mAh battery case for $69.95:

http://www.amazon.com/Maxboost-Atomic-External-Protective-Battery/dp/B00B4O7GIA/ref=pd_cp_MI_0

jasonmac21
May 15, 2013, 03:23 PM
I bough a 2200 mAh battery back on ebay for I think $30 (it may have been $35). I've had it for about 4 months now has worked perfectly. No problems at all. Why anyone would spend money on a Mophie is beyond me.

benhollberg
May 15, 2013, 03:30 PM
Anyone know if this is available at Apple retail stores yet? I bought the $100 one maybe three weeks ago, I want to return this one and upgrade to the new $120 case. Also I know their return is usually two weeks, they know me well and also take my returns, I've returned iPads more than a month old while opened and used before

MastahRiz
May 15, 2013, 04:02 PM
There are alot of options that are cheaper than Mophie. How about this 2200mAh battery case for $69.95:

http://www.amazon.com/Maxboost-Atomic-External-Protective-Battery/dp/B00B4O7GIA/ref=pd_cp_MI_0

I'm using this and I kind of hate it (although the battery is great), and now they even have a 3,000mAh version. Then again I also hate how I can't sync via usb with the mophie.

blue22
May 15, 2013, 04:27 PM
Anyone know if this is available at Apple retail stores yet? I bought the $100 one maybe three weeks ago, I want to return this one and upgrade to the new $120 case. Also I know their return is usually two weeks, they know me well and also take my returns, I've returned iPads more than a month old while opened and used before

Not sure if it's in stores yet, especially as they've just announced the JPP, so best bet is just to return it to the Apple Store to get your refund and hold the money until the JPP is available to by through Apple, or just order from Mophie directly.

nj1266
May 15, 2013, 05:03 PM
I am using the Lenmar Meridian 2300 mah battery case. I got it for $70 from Amazon. I a love it so far. It has more than doubled the battery life on my iPhone.

This is what I usually get w/o the case

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And this is what I get with the case

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The Phazer
May 15, 2013, 05:06 PM
ARGHHH.

WHY DO THEY KEEP MAKING THE BOTTOM EVEN LONGER THAN IT ALREADY IS???

The iPhone it too tall. Far too tall. Making it taller is terrible design.

martial900
May 15, 2013, 07:29 PM
This is why i returned the helium case.

JayCee842
May 15, 2013, 07:49 PM
There are alot of options that are cheaper than Mophie. How about this 2200mAh battery case for $69.95:

http://www.amazon.com/Maxboost-Atomic-External-Protective-Battery/dp/B00B4O7GIA/ref=pd_cp_MI_0

Thank you for sharing. :)

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ARGHHH.

WHY DO THEY KEEP MAKING THE BOTTOM EVEN LONGER THAN IT ALREADY IS???

The iPhone it too tall. Far too tall. Making it taller is terrible design.

Agreed.

.Asa
May 15, 2013, 08:26 PM
I want a case like this for iPad.

alphaod
May 15, 2013, 08:57 PM
My Helium already has a hard time fitting in my pockets. I can't imagine this other than in a man purse or backpack.

cclloyd
May 15, 2013, 10:31 PM
Why do they use micro USB to charge an iPhone case? Why not use Lightning which was made to out-perform microUSB?

maxosx
May 15, 2013, 10:38 PM
Thanks to the Mophie Juice Pack Air I have on my iPhone 5, it doesn't feel so tiny.

It has the nice tactile soft touch surface that does _not_ pull lint out of my pocket, and it's very comfortable due to the convex back.

Run times are amazing, yet I give them credit for going big and building this newest model for those who do flights across the globe and back in a couple of days as many international business execs do.

When I go abroad three or four times a year, my flights are not as close together. Nonetheless I've been using Mophie's for some time now, they are just terrific. Fit finish and function fit for Apple. :)

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Why do they use micro USB to charge an iPhone case? Why not use Lightning which was made to out-perform microUSB?

Simple really, "Lightning" is 3 parts hype, 1 part performance :)

drummingcraig
May 15, 2013, 11:49 PM
I bough a 2200 mAh battery back on ebay for I think $30 (it may have been $35). I've had it for about 4 months now has worked perfectly. No problems at all. Why anyone would spend money on a Mophie is beyond me.

I don't understand why anyone would spend $700 on a smartphone and then roll the dice on a product that will have questionable warranty and/or customer support, especially when said product has the potential to do significant harm to the phone's internals if it has any serious problems or wasn't properly designed.

I see it as $70 worth of piece of mind that if something does go wrong, it will be sorted out in a timely manner and to my satisfaction. Not to mention that the fit and finish of Mophie's stuff is fabulous IHMO.

gregwyattjr
May 16, 2013, 09:25 AM
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I've never gotten upwards of 5 hours from my iPhone 5, 9 hours is amazing :eek:

1080p
May 16, 2013, 09:30 AM
I prefer the Mota case. 2000mAh and less than 1/2 the price of the Morphie. Plus it allows syncing while the case is on which the Morphie does not.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BNH2MCS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00BNH2MCS&linkCode=as2&tag=shoptopstuff-20

Man that "case" looks awful. It doesn't even protect the phone. The sides and chamfered edge are all exposed. One reviewer called it a "battery backpack" for the phone and I agree.

D.T.
May 16, 2013, 09:39 AM
Waiting for the 1,000,000 mAh Mophie Nuke Booster. Sure, it adds 20 pounds and contains hazardous radioactive materials, but it runs an iPhone for 100 years without needing a recharge ...

Nightarchaon
May 16, 2013, 09:47 AM
412393

I've never gotten upwards of 5 hours from my iPhone 5, 9 hours is amazing :eek:

I am with you there, i want apple to produce its next iPhone twice as thick, so that the battery lasts a full day.

Apparently only people who have the iPhone as a fashion statement (only getting it out and turning it on to "WoW" the unwashed masses) seem to get a full day out of a charge.

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Waiting for the 1,000,000 mAh Mophie Nuke Booster. Sure, it adds 20 pounds and contains hazardous radioactive materials, but it runs an iPhone for 100 years without needing a recharge ...

Sold !! take my money !!

benhollberg
May 16, 2013, 09:57 AM
Not sure if it's in stores yet, especially as they've just announced the JPP, so best bet is just to return it to the Apple Store to get your refund and hold the money until the JPP is available to by through Apple, or just order from Mophie directly.

That's probably the best idea but can't, or just don't want to, go another day without my Mophie. As someone who uses their iPhone a lot and had to charge during the day nearly everyday it truly is a great product.

Mr Kram
May 16, 2013, 10:01 AM
i don't mind the heft, but like others have said, if you can't sync with the case attached, no deal.

benhollberg
May 16, 2013, 10:03 AM
i don't mind the heft, but like others have said, if you can't sync with the case attached, no deal.

This is the only flaw of the case in my opinion. The worst part is that Wi-Fi sync on my Mac only works when I quit iTunes and reopen it every time.

OldSchoolMacGuy
May 16, 2013, 11:00 AM
Man that "case" looks awful. It doesn't even protect the phone. The sides and chamfered edge are all exposed. One reviewer called it a "battery backpack" for the phone and I agree.

Whatever. Call it whatever you like. It works awesome at less than 1/2 the price and offers almost the same protection as the others. How often is the damage caused to the sides of a phone? From what friends working at Apple stores see, almost never.

I've never been a fan of cases and never used one with any of my iPhones since the initial release. I've never had any issues without a case. For me, all I'm using the Mota for is a quick charge when I need it. I only put it on days when I know I'm going to be out and away for an extended period of time and be using my phone substantially. Other than that I go case free 90% of the time.

KeepCalmPeople
May 16, 2013, 11:35 AM
I don't understand why anyone would spend $700 on a smartphone and then roll the dice on a product that will have questionable warranty and/or customer support, especially when said product has the potential to do significant harm to the phone's internals if it has any serious problems or wasn't properly designed.

I see it as $70 worth of piece of mind that if something does go wrong, it will be sorted out in a timely manner and to my satisfaction. Not to mention that the fit and finish of Mophie's stuff is fabulous IHMO.

So what you're saying is that Mophie has a lock on battery case technology and there can be no other competition? That by default every other battery case manufacturer has an inferior product with inferior customer service and support?
Who's to say that you're not 'rolling the dice' with a Mophie case?

One of the things that other battery cases do, that Mophie doesn't, is keep the phone's battery fully charged as the case battery depletes by default, only switching to the phone battery when the case battery gets low. This reduces discharge cycles on the phone. I'm no sure why Mophie doesn't do this.

webworks415
May 16, 2013, 01:06 PM
You can find the Air for $60-70 brand new on eBay. Just bought one for my brother and I actually prefer the bulk....it feels nicer in your hand like the iPhone 3G

drummingcraig
May 16, 2013, 01:52 PM
So what you're saying is that Mophie has a lock on battery case technology and there can be no other competition? That by default every other battery case manufacturer has an inferior product with inferior customer service and support?

I never said that. :rolleyes: Many (if not most) inexpensive (read: discounted from normal prices) electronics or electronic accessories available on eBay are either cheap knockoffs of name brand items -or- name brand items being sold at a discount by a non-official retailer thereby voiding the warranty out of the box. Since the poster I quoted didn't specify the brand of their "$35 eBay battery case" I assumed it fell into one of those categories.

Who's to say that you're not 'rolling the dice' with a Mophie case?

Well, myself for one since I've owned their products previously, but how about the 140,000 people who follow them on their Facebook page? I'm pretty sure you don't build a following by making crappy products.

One of the things that other battery cases do, that Mophie doesn't, is keep the phone's battery fully charged as the case battery depletes by default, only switching to the phone battery when the case battery gets low. This reduces discharge cycles on the phone. I'm no sure why Mophie doesn't do this.

Well, unless I am completely misunderstanding you here, Mophie gives you the option by means of a switch. If you want to have what you're describing you simply just leave the switch set to "on". Not a big deal.

AppleFanatic10
May 16, 2013, 10:00 PM
There are alot of options that are cheaper than Mophie. How about this 2200mAh battery case for $69.95:

http://www.amazon.com/Maxboost-Atomic-External-Protective-Battery/dp/B00B4O7GIA/ref=pd_cp_MI_0

I bought this one before the JPA.. A lot like the helium, but half the price. It's pretty good, the only thing I like better about the mophie is that I can charge BOTH my phone and the case at the same time and I can use more than a full charge to charge my iPhone. Can't do that with the iCanonic Elite.

http://www.amazon.com/iCanonic-Rechargeable-Extended-iPhone-Battery/dp/B00B930O9O

cclloyd
May 17, 2013, 02:32 PM
Thanks to the Mophie Juice Pack Air I have on my iPhone 5, it doesn't feel so tiny.

It has the nice tactile soft touch surface that does _not_ pull lint out of my pocket, and it's very comfortable due to the convex back.

Run times are amazing, yet I give them credit for going big and building this newest model for those who do flights across the globe and back in a couple of days as many international business execs do.

When I go abroad three or four times a year, my flights are not as close together. Nonetheless I've been using Mophie's for some time now, they are just terrific. Fit finish and function fit for Apple. :)

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Simple really, "Lightning" is 3 parts hype, 1 part performance :)

Still better than mUSB, and at least Apple people already have that cord.

maxosx
May 17, 2013, 09:50 PM
One of the things that other battery cases do, that Mophie doesn't, is keep the phone's battery fully charged as the case battery depletes by default, only switching to the phone battery when the case battery gets low. This reduces discharge cycles on the phone. I'm no sure why Mophie doesn't do this.

Bad guess on your part.

The Mophie Juice Pack Air I have on my iPhone 5, gives the user complete control over which battery is used to power the phone. Slide the switch to one position to use the Mophie battery, or move the switch to the other position to use the phones battery. This is the third year I've installed a Juice Pack on my new iPhones. It sees a lot of usage & holds up very well.

cnev3
May 17, 2013, 10:54 PM
I bought an Anker Astro Mini ($22 shipped) which is a sleek external battery that gives it a full charge. I have a 2nd lightning cable to use for it. I'll keep it in my car for when I know i'll need it for long days outdoors.Fits nicely in my coin pocket.

I rock my iPhone 5 naked, and like to keep it that way.

blue22
May 21, 2013, 12:19 AM
That's probably the best idea but can't, or just don't want to, go another day without my Mophie. As someone who uses their iPhone a lot and had to charge during the day nearly everyday it truly is a great product.

I understand. Personally, I prefer Mophie's juice pack (http://store.apple.com/us/product/HA254ZM/A/mophie-juice-pack-powerstation-external-battery-for-iphone-ipad-and-ipod-white), has twice the charging capability for $80; it's just not a cover for the phone, but I don't particularly mind that.

benhollberg
May 21, 2013, 12:22 AM
By the way, I went to an Apple Store today (City Creek Center) and this new Mophie wasn't in stock yet.

KeepCalmPeople
May 22, 2013, 01:02 AM
Bad guess on your part.

The Mophie Juice Pack Air I have on my iPhone 5, gives the user complete control over which battery is used to power the phone. Slide the switch to one position to use the Mophie battery, or move the switch to the other position to use the phones battery. This is the third year I've installed a Juice Pack on my new iPhones. It sees a lot of usage & holds up very well.

You missed the two words 'by default' in my statement. Mophie doesn't use the case battery by default, it gives you the choice via a switch. Whether that is preferable is a matter of personal opinion. I got a battery case for one of my kids and I need it to keep the iPhone battery as fully charged as possible by default. Options may be better for adults who pay attention and know to flick the switch when their phone battery gets low - in my opinion it's not so good for the inattentive and for children, who can accidently leave the switch off.

Pinkstiletto66
May 22, 2013, 12:59 PM
Bad guess on your part.

The Mophie Juice Pack Air I have on my iPhone 5, gives the user complete control over which battery is used to power the phone. Slide the switch to one position to use the Mophie battery, or move the switch to the other position to use the phones battery. This is the third year I've installed a Juice Pack on my new iPhones. It sees a lot of usage & holds up very well.

I'm loving this post because I need a pack desperately. With that said are there any other brands that charge both the pack and the phone at the same time as well as gives users the choice of which battery is being used? Any of them allow sync when plugged in? Im gathering that sync is only done via wifi which I've never done. Is it easy to do? Sounds like it should be. Thanks.

maxosx
May 22, 2013, 02:56 PM
I'm loving this post because I need a pack desperately. With that said are there any other brands that charge both the pack and the phone at the same time as well as gives users the choice of which battery is being used? Any of them allow sync when plugged in? Im gathering that sync is only done via wifi which I've never done. Is it easy to do? Sounds like it should be. Thanks.
I'm not locked into iTunes, therefore all my synching is done wirelessly. This is why I find the Mophie so ideal.

I've tried some of the other battery pack cases, but none fit so perfectly, nor were they of such high quality as Mophie which is an approved by Apple accessory & sold by Apple. In fact it's the only Apple approved extended battery.

The beauty is I never have to remove it, nor would I want too since it makes the phone so much more comfortable to hold. The soft touch material on the convex shaped back gives the phone a much nicer feel than the flat slab shape of the bare phone. It's a great accessory. I easily get twice the battery life with the Juice Pack Air.

KeepCalmPeople
May 22, 2013, 03:00 PM
I'm loving this post because I need a pack desperately. With that said are there any other brands that charge both the pack and the phone at the same time as well as gives users the choice of which battery is being used? Any of them allow sync when plugged in? Im gathering that sync is only done via wifi which I've never done. Is it easy to do? Sounds like it should be. Thanks.

MaxBoost battery packs allow syncing via the micro-USB jack, at least on the iPhone 4S. Don't know about the 5.

Pinkstiletto66
May 22, 2013, 04:05 PM
Has anyone here compared the mophie and maxboost plus? Youtube is acting up for me.

GIZBUG
May 26, 2013, 10:33 AM
Being a pilot, I need more battery. On the fence wether I should buy mophie juice pack boost or the new battery case by them. Only downfall, I have a blet clip/case for my iphone...

gmanist1000
Jun 2, 2013, 04:10 PM
I bought this one before the JPA.. A lot like the helium, but half the price. It's pretty good, the only thing I like better about the mophie is that I can charge BOTH my phone and the case at the same time and I can use more than a full charge to charge my iPhone. Can't do that with the iCanonic Elite.

http://www.amazon.com/iCanonic-Rechargeable-Extended-iPhone-Battery/dp/B00B930O9O

I can do it on mine... :confused:

AppleFanatic10
Jun 2, 2013, 05:44 PM
I can do it on mine... :confused:

Re read the post. The mophie yes the Icanonic NO.

gmanist1000
Jun 2, 2013, 09:56 PM
Re read the post. The mophie yes the Icanonic NO.

That's what I meant, I can charge my Icanonic case and the phone at the same time.

AppleFanatic10
Jun 2, 2013, 10:10 PM
That's what I meant, I can charge my Icanonic case and the phone at the same time.

Mine doesn't work like that. Guess they fixed some? It always says this: 414920

millerhifi
Jun 11, 2013, 01:53 PM
Anyone find the white ones yet at a local retail outlet?
BB & AT&T stores have the black ones. Looking for a white one without having to order direct from Mophie.

TIA