iPhone XS Max Got the Max battery case

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  1. tl01 macrumors 68020

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    It seems pretty light. It is a little bulky but not terrible. It wouldn’t charge wirelessly at first perhaps because mine came completely dead. Once I charged it a bit with my cable then it started working wirelessly too. Unusual of apple to send it out totally dead but no big deal.
     
  2. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Okay...additional input... the buttons on my case are almost impossible to push. They are not like they are in the regular silicone case.
     
  3. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    Yikes. Sounds pretty rough for first impressions.

    Care to provide some photos?
     
  4. dsampley macrumors 6502

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    I just got my XS Max battery case. I also noted that the case had zero charge. I also had to plug the case in to a wired connection in order to start charging the case versus using the wireless charing. The size does not seem as large as I thought.

    As far as the buttons, I did not find them any harder to press then on any other case I have used.
     
  5. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68000

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    A lot of people seem to be receiving it being completely dead.
     
  6. alpi123 macrumors 6502a

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    You might find the buttons hard to press if you have a skin on your phone. If it's bare naked, then it should fit no problem.
     
  7. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    Does this case constantly charge your handset and keep it at 100% until the case batteries dies, after which the phones own internal battery is then used?
    If so, isn't this bad for the iPhones own internal battery?? I mean, keeping it at 100% all the time and not allowing it to cycle unless the case battery is completely dead?
     
  8. alpi123 macrumors 6502a

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    That's what Apple's battery cases have been doing since their first release for the 6s. Not sure how bad it is for the battery but if you get one and plan to use it, it means your battery is weak enough that you wouldn't care if it's constantly charging.
     
  9. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I will when I get home. Only have the one device with me today.
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    Oooh! Good to know. I do have a skin on it. The skin isn’t over the buttons though. I will take it off tonight and see if it is easier. Thanks!
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    I am not super worried about it. I have apple care and if it ruins the battery then Apple will have to replace it.
     
  10. theshoehorn macrumors 6502

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    I believe that keeping it fully charged is better on the battery than cycling it constantly.
     
  11. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    Yes. It's not bad, Apple's internal software will cycle the battery 95%-100% while displaying 100%. They've been doing this for years. My iPhones since the 6+ have spent the vast majority of their lives on chargers and have ended 2 years of service with almost no wear on the capacity of the battery vs design capacity.

    All my local apple stores are saying they won't have it till January 21st. :/
     
  12. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Here are a few pics!
     

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  13. alpi123 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, all types of skins (even back glass ones) will interfere with cases, but depends on the brand. For example, for me Spigen works with skins very well but most of the brands which are a tight fit - don't. When I had skin on my 6s, the battery case didn't exactly fit right.
     
  14. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    I'm fairly certain that Apple Store will receive them tomorrow, because as soon as it was available on apple.com, i'm certain that they are being shipped to Apple Stores as well.
     
  15. gimmmick macrumors member

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    Damn I wish apple released this before I went to Europe for 20 days back in Dec.
     
  16. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Be interested how long it takes you to get it to be be dead from 100%
     
  17. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Was wondering myself. I didn’t see it finish since it had to charge last night.
     
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    Thank you. I didn't know this.
     
  20. LarryJoe33 macrumors 65816

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    Man, that thing is a beast for an already beast of a phone (the Max). I won't be shelling out $129 for this brick.
     
  21. yogamonkey macrumors 6502

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    My XS Max case arrived today, 1% power. I think it’s heavier than expected but the size / shape actually makes it easier to hold and use the phone. It’s nice. Hope it stays white!
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  23. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    Ordered the XS Max case yesterday and is expected to arrived on Monday 1/21/19 via Fedex. I went with Black. Now if the apple store does receive today and shows available for pick up, I may just go ahead and buy one and return the other one when it arrives.
     
  24. Shanghaichica macrumors G3

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    Could this be used as and when needed like an external battery pack. I wouldn’t want to keep it on my phone everyday as it will ruin the battery but wouldn’t mind having one on hand for trips or heavy usage days.
     
  25. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    You certainly could by simply taking it out of the case when you don't want to use it. The Smart battery case doesn't have a power button where you can turn it on or off.

    The way the smart battery case works is that your phone will use the battery on the smart battery case first, once the battery is 0%, then your phone will start using the battery on the device itself.

    It certainly would be handy for trips and heavy usage days. Especially if you use it a lot.
     

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