How many mAh is the Apple battery case for the XS Max?

jwlbel

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I am trying to decide if I should get the new Apple battery case for my Max or wait for the Mophie. They are very close in price so that is not a deciding factor. I want the one with the most power/largest battery. I can't find any specs on Apple.com. I was able to find that the Mophie one is going to be 2200 mAh
 

TheAppleFairy

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9 to 5 mac has a picture of the inside and it says 1369mah

https://9to5mac.com/2019/01/16/iphone-xs-smart-battery-case-capacity/
[doublepost=1548295296][/doublepost]I checked out the iPhone XS battery case at my local Apple store and it was actually decent. Much slimmer than I expected and I am going to buy it in a few weeks. Watching for my Apple CC rewards gift card in a few weeks first.

I didn't look at the Max version but I assume it's just a slim and I like the feel of the silicon.
 

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TheAppleFairy

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After doing some research I found this article comparison between the Apple case and the Mophie case. According to them, there are two cells at 1369mAh for a total of 2738mAh.


https://www.imore.com/apple-smart-battery-case-vs-mophie-juice-pack-access-which-should-you-buy

There seems to be a lot of corrections/updates about the mAh size in articles.

That’s interesting
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After doing some research I found this article comparison between the Apple case and the Mophie case. According to them, there are two cells at 1369mAh for a total of 2738mAh.


https://www.imore.com/apple-smart-battery-case-vs-mophie-juice-pack-access-which-should-you-buy

There seems to be a lot of corrections/updates about the mAh size in articles.
Apple insider is saying two cells for a total of 1369. The video review was good. The last point he made was interesting.

https://iphone.appleinsider.com/articles/19/01/23/review-apples-iphone-smart-battery-case-finally-grows-up
 

jwlbel

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I see where they say....Internally, Apple has packed a 1369mAh battery, but that doesn't tell the whole story. Instead of one large cell, Apple put in two smaller ones and wired them up together. This let them keep that amperage the same, but double the voltage. When you look at the power output in watt-hours, you get a better picture. The new cases have 10.1Wh output compared to only 8.98Wh of the last generation case.

My question is, which is better? The Apple case at 1369 mAh with the better voltage or the Mophie case with 2200 mAh?
 

Caesars

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I used to buy Mophies every 4 months when the newer and bigger pack came out. Once the smart case was released for the 6.... never bought a Mophie again as the smart case out does Mophie at every comparable option.

Don’t waste your money on Mophie when the smart case is available.
 

tl01

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I have the Apple battery case for my Max. With heavy usage...the battery case lasts until about 4pm. It comes off the charger around 6am. I am running two sims and use hotspot, use my phone for navigation, and lots of other screen time.