Mophie's Upcoming Juice Pack Air is First Qi-Certified iPhone X Charging Case

Accessory company Mophie has applied to the Wireless Power Consortium for an accessory it calls the "Juice Pack Air for iPhone X." Spotted by Mac Otakara [Google Translate] in the WPC's Qi Certified Product Database, Mophie was granted a certification for the accessory today, March 5, suggesting the iPhone X accessory could be announced in the near future and then be available to purchase sometime later this year.

While there are already iPhone X battery cases on the market, Mophie's accessory is the first to be Qi-certified by the WPC. This certification program encourages manufacturers to submit verification that their products comply with the latest Qi specifications, and subsequently allows customers more peace of mind when purchasing products, knowing that they will support devices like the iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus.

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Image of Juice Pack Air for iPhone X via Wireless Power Consortium

The Juice Pack Air for iPhone X is described as a "form fitting case for the iPhone X," with a 1,720 mAh battery that provides "an additional 9 hours of talk time." Comparatively, the Juice Pack Air for iPhone 7 has a 2,525 mAh battery and the iPhone 7 Plus accessory has a 2,420 mAh battery. In the sole image posted to the Wireless Power Consortium's product details page (seen to the left in the above image), the accessory appears in black. Mophie sells similar Juice Pack Air products for other iPhones in up to five colors, like Navy and Rose Gold, so other colors could be coming as well.

Like those products, Mophie's Juice Pack Air for iPhone X would let users charge up the battery inside the case, and when their iPhone X begins to die, they could flip a switch and begin fueling up the iPhone while on the go. The Juice Pack line is compatible with Mophie's "Charge Force" ecosystem, so it can be placed on accessories like the Charge Force Desk Mount or any other Qi-enabled mat.

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Mophie's Juice Pack Air for iPhone X (left) compared to iPhone 7 (right)

Mophie currently sells Juice Pack accessories for the iPhone 7/7 Plus, 6s/6s Plus, 6/6 Plus, SE, 5s, and 5, as well as a few other Android devices, typically priced at around $100. The only wireless charging accessories it has listed on the iPhone X's page are the Wireless Charging Base (also sold on Apple.com), the Charge Force Wireless Charging Base, and Charge Force Powerstation.

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Top Rated Comments

DocerZ Avatar
78 months ago
By the time Mophie gets this case to market...the next iPhone will have been released.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WhatdoIkn0w4now Avatar
78 months ago
I've owned a morphie, nothing wrong with them or special either......simply not worth the 2-3x premium they charge. FYI to those who don't know...Battery cases have entered the era of "no-name" brands being the mainstream choice.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cocky jeremy Avatar
78 months ago
I wouldn't mind a battery case for the X, but I want it super thin and sleek. Mophie is just way too bulky and ugly.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OldSchoolMacGuy Avatar
78 months ago
Theirs looks great but the price is hard to swallow. For the couple times a year that I need a charger case, I'll opt for the $30 one and call it good.
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So it's a battery pack that wirelessly charges your phone but it's already attached to your phone?

So...why not just connect to the charging port?
You're misunderstanding. The case itself can be charged wirelessly. To power the phone, the case does so through the Lightning port.

It'd be really pointless to charge the phone itself wirelessly from the case as it's much slower and there's more power loss via wireless than direct through the Lightning port.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
avanpelt Avatar
78 months ago
Eh, I'll stick with my trusty Anker portable batteries.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
darioniz Avatar
78 months ago
So it's a battery pack that wirelessly charges your phone but it's already attached to your phone?

So...why not just connect to the charging port?
To keep the only port on your phone free for other accessories like... headphones?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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