Anyone who knows me, knows that I love the mophie battery cases. If you don’t know what they are, they are cases for your phone that has a battery built into it. It usually gives you anywhere from 60%- 100% extra battery. These are nice to have when you are traveling or if you work somewhere that keeps you away from a power outlet all day long.
The last mophie case made for an iPhone was for the iPhone 7. That was well over 1 year ago. From what I can remember, the latest mophie has ever released an iPhone case was January, following a September iPhone release. That was for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. That makes sense. It was an entirely new size device.
It is nearly March. There are plenty of third party battery cases available for the iPhone X. But where is mophie?
I have a couple of predictions.
This one is a long shot, but rumors are ramping up that Apple will be releasing their AirPower charging mat in the next two months or so. Also MIA, is a Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.
One thought that has ran through my mind is that Apple teamed up with mophie, like they did with the mophie wireless charging base, and are making a mophie Smart Battery Case.
This will have the same style shell we are used to from mophie but it will have the smarts that Apple had in their Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 6 and 7. It will have a battery indicator in your widgets, if you would like. It would also support the faster 7.5 watt wireless charging with Apple’s AirPower mat. There are very few battery cases on the market that support wireless charging but mophie has already made some, in the past. Teaming up with Apple would allow mophie to make the case they are used to but also have some leverage to being the only battery case on the market, for the time being, to work with AirPower. There is very little known about the AirPower mat, so there may be more possibilities and features that we are unaware of. These are just a few idea that I think would make it a top of the line product.
Ideally, this case would have a lightning charging port that Apple had with their Smart Battery Case. That is where this dream falls apart. Mophie has never included a lightning charging port in any of their products. That is why I am thinking, if they are working closely with Apple on this, that it will have a lighting port.
iPhone X – Discontinued
My second guess is that the rumors are true. The iPhone X, as we know it today, will be discontinued and Apple will stop making this particular model. Mophie could have some inside word on this and that could be why they are not putting their time, money and resources into a product that will be useless in a few months. If that is the case, I cant blame them.
Taking Their Time
Or I could be extremely impatient and have been bugging mophie’s PR team to no end for no reason. If they do have something in the pipeline for the iPhone X and they are perfecting it, I apologize to mophie.
I would just like some transparency. I am willing to hand them $100 for one of their premium battery cases but they have almost made me resort to their competition. This is a brand I trust and I am just trying to make a case for a case.