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Apple’s solution to increasing battery life is a $129 iPhone case

Apple has unveiled the new Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S. Handout/Apple

Apple has come up with a way to increase the battery life of your iPhone – the only problem is it will cost you $129 plus tax.

On Tuesday, Apple unveiled the new Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S. The company is pegging it as a way for users to get “the extended battery life they would normally only get with iPhone 6s Plus” without actually buying an iPhone 6 Plus.

The case promises up to 25 hours of talk time, up to 20 hours of HD video playback and up to 18 hours of web browsing over LTE when used with the iPhone 6S. It’s only compatible with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S.

But users aren’t impressed.

Many iPhone users took to Twitter to poke fun the new accessory, many wishing the tech giant had just made a thicker phone with a bigger battery to begin with – not to mention, people are pretty turned off by the case’s “hump” design.

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Overall, the case has received good reviews from those who had the chance to test it out before its launch. According to Mashable‘s review, the case will basically double your battery life. However, many of the reviews pointed out this is a “band-aid fix” for Apple’s battery life problems.

Of course, Apple’s isn’t the first to release a battery-pack case for the iPhone – brands like Mophie have been doing so for quite some time.

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