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ashjamben
Jan 22, 2008, 03:44 AM
i found this on google news today and thought it was quite interesting:

http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/01/21/uk-stiffed-again-apple-air

I hate how us brits get screwed over with prices by apple.



Malcster
Jan 22, 2008, 04:08 AM
Yup used to this treatment now unfortunately :(

on the upside, if you treat it right, you really shouldn't need a new battery for atleast 2 years, prices may well be different by then.

MrKobie
Jan 22, 2008, 09:58 AM
Yeah, but if you've got any problems with the battery at all after it's a few months old (short of it exploding), thier not going to replace it.

Malcster
Jan 22, 2008, 10:03 AM
Yeah, but if you've got any problems with the battery at all after it's a few months old (short of it exploding), thier not going to replace it.

As long as your still in your warranty period, apple will replace it free of charge. You can get coverage on the whole machine (including battery) for 3 years for not much more than the price of the battery.

TanToday
Jan 22, 2008, 10:08 AM
Look, the aftermarkets will have BETTER ones out in three months, at 1/2 the cost.

And anyone with the ability to work a regular screwdriver and ten spare minutes will have the old one out, and the new one IN, bingo-bango.

And if they are too scared to do this alone, and many will be, the battery companies will have VIDEOS of how to do the replacement sent to you WITH the battery on a DVD and your KID can do it, or his or her friend, or ANYONE that can work a screwdriver.

Sheesh, some of you guys really REALLY are whiners, aren't you?

http://bp2.blogger.com/_xKVo8VbPEQc/R5AQ7tLGE5I/AAAAAAAAABg/fQkMoLkir5Y/s400/child.jpg

Malcster
Jan 22, 2008, 10:30 AM
I hope thats not aimed at me! :)

I feel like an island of calm in the storm the MacBook Air has created, ive never seen this forum so opinionated before! some of the MBA threads in here are just crazy.

ashjamben
Jan 22, 2008, 12:56 PM
As long as your still in your warranty period, apple will replace it free of charge. You can get coverage on the whole machine (including battery) for 3 years for not much more than the price of the battery.

is this for definite? i've been trying to read up about this. when i bought my macbook the sales guy said applecare is definitely worth it because a new battery is more than 50 (student discount :)) and once you've had it a couple of years it'll need a new one, and you can get it replaced for free with applecare.

but i've read a couple of sites and forums that have said they'd only replace it if it's abnormally reduced in charge and capacity. :confused: who knows. once mine starts running out tho i'd definitely try and get one from applecare, cos i'm a cheeky sod :P

meagain
Jan 22, 2008, 01:02 PM
All sites point to the battery being user replaceable by unscrewing the back of the case.