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iModFrenzy

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So it’s almost nearing another iPhone cycle and Mophie has not announced any iPhone X case. Although they did announce a new case for the Galaxy S9 fast so I don’t think designing one is the problem.

I just don’t trust a random brand to buy a case from. Considering these are batteries were talking about, they have the potential of lighting on fire or exploding if not handled properly.

Mophie, Otterbox, LifeProof,etc could have made one by now I think, my guess is Apple is holding companies from making one?
 

akash.nu

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my guess is Apple is holding companies from making one?

Or, they might not see it as a good business decision?! The battery life on iPhone X seems to be really good for most users. The chances of someone wanting a huge thick battery case slapping on the back of such a nicely designed device is pretty slim. They may have predicted that it’s not worth the effort?!

Ps. You can get a battery pack to top up your iPhone X as and when required, rather than making the device thick and ugly 24/7.
 
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TWD98j

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Yes I am with you there. For every iPhone I have purchased since the 4S, I have purchased a Mophie Juice Pack at the same time. That, for me, was one of the benefits of being on the S-cycle, the cases from the previous year/model would fit. Given how much I am prone to using my phone daily, I always feel better with the reassurance of being able to flip the switch on the back of the juice pack in order to give my battery a bit of a boost when I would dip into the 40%-50% range during the day.

The X is the first phone that I have not been able to get a juice pack for. It doesn't even necessarily have to be a Mophie, but nobody has really put one out. I feel like earlier in the year it came up that Mophie had designed a juice pack for the X that was advertised on AT&T site but listed as unavailable at the time. But the story made it seem like one was imminent. Yet, nothing has materialized. I mean, I suppose there are several cheap options to choose from on Amazon, for instance. But to OP's point, I'm weary about putting a $30 off-brand case battery case onto my $1100 phone. The way I see it, if it's not carried/sold at Apple or even a reputable retailer (i.e. Best Buy) then it's likely too risky.

I have been holding onto an Apple Store gift card since January that was to be used specifically for a battery case for my iPhone X. But since it does not appear that one will be making its way to store (or online) shelves, I may just use it along with a trade in of my current X, toward a new XS or whatever Apple ends up calling it.
 
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