Posted by Simon Jary 25 September 2013
Is the iPhone 5s compatible with the Mophie Juice Pack battery case?
What the battery power players really want to know about Apple’s new iPhones is “Does Apple’s new iPhone 5s or 5c fit and work with the range of Mophie Juice Pack battery cases for iPhone 5?”.
Mophie’s Juice Pack battery cases are a godsend to power-hungry iPhone users and many have flocked to fit their iPhone 5 with Mophie’s solutions that promise between 70-125 percent recharge of a fading iPhone’s battery.
But will the Mophie battery case you bought for the iPhone 5 work with either of Apple’s new iPhones: the 5c and 5s. See also: What's the best battery case for iPhone 5 and 5s?
First off, although it’s just a colourful version of the old iPhone 5 the new iPhone 5c has a new plastic case that the bottom part of the Mophie Juice Pack just won’t fit. So strike the 5c off the list of phones that Mophie has a battery case solution for … so far.
The iPhone 5s on the other hand has much higher specs than the iPhone 5 but largely the same anodized aluminium casing. Indeed the size measurements of the iPhone 5 and 5s are identical, see below.
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We tried the iPhone 5s in a Mophie Juice Pack Plus, the top-of-the-range battery case for the iPhone 5. And it not only fit perfectly but the battery charger worked exactly as it does on the older phone.
One worry is that the iPhone 5s’s new dual-LED flash would be affected by the Mophie’s camera cutout.
We used the new dual flash and it appeared to work just fine. The fact that the flash is set back somewhat once in the case may affect the light diffusion but this would be true in most deeper cases.
The iPhone 5s's fingerprint ID sensor is completely exposed and so works fine.
Mophie Juice Pack Helium for iPhone 5: 1,500mAh and 5.55Wh.
Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 5: 1,700mAh and 6.29Wh.
Mophie Juice Pack Plus for iPhone 5: 2,100mAh and 7.77Wh.
Powerskin Battery Case for iPhone 5: 1,500mAh and 5.6Wh.- See more at: http://www.techadvisor.co.uk/news/gadget/best-battery-case-for-iphone-5/#sthash.uZ9sOvJi.dpuf
So the answer to the question “Is the iPhone 5s compatible with the Mophie Juice Pack?” is Yes.