Battery Case Limitations with iPhone 7

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by RCRod83, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. RCRod83 macrumors regular

    RCRod83

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    I've been looking at battery cases for my iPhone 7+, and I've noticed two major flaws:

    1. Most of the battery cases use a micro USB port to charge up the case. Given that now the iPhone 7 lacks the 3.5mm jack, it's now impossible to use wired headphones to listen to music when the phone is inside the case.

    2. For the battery cases that do use the lightning port instead of a micro USB port, they all have a warning that only bluetooth headphones will work; audio will not transfer between the case's lightning port to the phone, making the use of the lighting headphones non-functional.

    I know it's earlier and I'm sure these issues will be addressed, but it's frustrating at the limitations that one area of not having the 3.5mm poses.
     
  2. cleebrown93 macrumors regular

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    Apple's battery case works perfect with lightning headphones and delivers excellent battery life. No the best looking case and expensive, but it works.
     
  3. Dkrcubsfan macrumors member

    Dkrcubsfan

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    No 7+ model available!
     
  4. cleebrown93 macrumors regular

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    Just realized OP said 7 Plus. The topic just says 7.
     
  5. RCRod83 thread starter macrumors regular

    RCRod83

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    The Apple battery case is expensive, ugly, and the battery size isn't that impressive. It's a joke.
     
  6. caelius macrumors 6502

    caelius

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    You get what you pay for.
    It's miles and miles ahead of any third-party battery case when it comes to quality, usability and interaction with the iPhone. And while design surely is completely subjective, it looks way better than those clumsy pieces of plastic that other battery cases are IMO.

    But since there isn't one for the Plus, it won't be an option for you anyway.
     
  7. RCRod83 thread starter macrumors regular

    RCRod83

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    That's a matter of opinion. I don't find it miles and miles ahead of any third-party case. Each to his own.
     
  8. dpeease macrumors newbie

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    I'm holding out to see what Mophie can come up with for the 7+. I'm hoping they drop a full lineup similar to what they have for the 6/6+ models. What they have out now is not going to cut it. For now, I'm going to use a regular case and keep my Anker portable charger close.
     
  9. ninjaplz macrumors member

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    yup im waiting for the wireless charging from mophie
     
  10. Ajaredic macrumors regular

    Ajaredic

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    I have  battery case and I love it. Size, grip and battery life is excellent. I wouldn't look any further.
     
  11. Alexrat1996 macrumors 68030

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    I'm buying that
     

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