Battery questions

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by attagirl2, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. attagirl2

    attagirl2 Well-Known Member

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    Since the iPhone battery is sealed in and it appears that it cannot easily be replaced, what happens when it dies? Will you have to buy a new iPhone?
     
  2. Walrusaurus

    Walrusaurus Well-Known Member

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    You will have to send it back to apple, and pay them to replace it, although I'm not sure of the price.
     
  3. halogen19

    halogen19 Active Member

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    You send it to Apple, they see it, try as much as they can to claim money out of it, and ask for the required money, and replace the battery.

    All this doesn't happen if its under warranty though. :) Just send it to Apple and they will fix it. Woohoo! :D
     
  4. descorpio

    descorpio Well-Known Member

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    You'll need to send your iPhone to the company for battery service which will cost $79, and then $6.95 for shipping. The whole thing takes three business days.Also that all oyur data in iphone will completely be erased.Nothing about the price of the battery has been mentioned by apple
     
  5. blue frog

    blue frog Well-Known Member

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    Apple Retail Stores Are Another Option

    Since I live about 20 minutes from an Apple Retail Store, I can just go in to the Genius Bar and ask them to replace the battery for me. Their services are free but the cost of the new battery will be my only cost.
     
  6. joeknows

    joeknows Active Member

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    The battery is not a user replaceabe part. This is one of the main faults of the iPhone and iPod touch. If the battery goes bad, it will cost you almost 1/3 of the retail cost of a new one (depending on the model) to get it fix.
     
  7. csh

    csh Active Member

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    I never paid much attention to that fault until now, I'll be damned if I have to pay 1/3 of what I paid for it originally, just to replace a battery. :(
     
  8. calvindale

    calvindale Active Member

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    The battery (being sealed) is really a problem so better take care of it to avoid replacing that would cost you another bucks.
     
  9. cobalt.rednitaj

    cobalt.rednitaj Well-Known Member

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    hey i think , just move on to the apple store and they replace it then and there only!
     
  10. mrsjprice

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    What is the average battery life for the iPhone? I am thinking about buying one for my boyfriend and I know the battery on the iPod touch is rubbish so if the iPhone is not any better then I wont bother.