$84.95: Battery Replacement Program

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  1. Grimace macrumors 68040

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  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Hopefully, the companies that do iPod batteries will jump into this market too. Their charges for replacing iPod batteries are ~50% of Apple's, and even less when you DIY. So hopefully options like that will be out in due time. No one's even going to need a new battery on their iPhone for some time.
     
  3. Counter macrumors 6502

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    The battery should be easy, user replaceable.

    IMO they pushed it extremely with the iPod. These are not disposable products. This is a phone Apple. $85 for a new battery is absolute insanity and no wording from Apple or fanboys can get around that fact.

    But yes, 3rd party providers will be onto it.
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Simply criminal. I suppose they expect you to drop the $85 after you drop $60 for AppleCare. Not bad, $60 Apple tax for year 2, $85 for year 3.
     
  5. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    By year 3, your contract will be up, there will be new iPhones, almost certainly lower prices on them, and a good chance that battery replacements for them will be cheaper too.
     
  6. pr5owner macrumors 65816

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  9. lysdexia macrumors newbie

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    Any phone uses the iPods'?
     
  10. cyberdogl2 macrumors regular

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    they make one of those for the ipods. it would fit and work.
     
  11. dagomike macrumors 65816

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    It's funny how people think they're still going to be using their iPhone in 3 three years.

    I'll probably decide if I want the AppleCare in a year, and then abuse the crap out of the battery to get a replacement before AC expires. Or I'll just replace it myself, or send it out to one of the companies that will pop up for less. Or just sell it on eBay and get another phone. This all of course is assuming that there is ever a problem while I own it!

    Chill the F out...
     
  12. pr5owner macrumors 65816

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    yes they can, their argument is

    "if you can afford the $600 for the phone and pay ~$80/mo you can afford $85 for a battery"

    or

    "you only need to replace it every year or 2"

    or

    " i dont remember the last time i took the battery out of the phone"

    what i dont understand is why do you have to pay shipping and then pay $80 on top of that for a batter? the battery cost is around $5 maybe even $7 if its a li-poly. does apple really feel the need to rip off their Customers?

    you can get a brand new fully protected battery for $12-$15 SHIPPED incl taxes and duties.
     
  13. pr5owner macrumors 65816

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    is the battery covered under applecare? (i would be suprised if it is) im pretty sure most companies do not cover consumable items, thats why you see a 90day warranty for batteries and projector lamps
     
  14. pr5owner macrumors 65816

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    what?

    my statement was

    - everyphone now has a removable battery except the iphone
    - anyphone can have an ext batt pack as you can get those AA packs with the universal adapter on the end (they make one for ipods too)
     
  15. lysdexia macrumors newbie

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    You're a dolt. Read my link for what I said about the program.
     
  16. lysdexia macrumors newbie

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    Every phone now doesn't. There are other slimphones with no panel.
    So your point is none. You will not be SOL without battery power with iPhone.
     
  17. pr5owner macrumors 65816

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    i gave you an example of how "apple fanboys" standby the $85 charge and are glad to pay it.
     
  18. lysdexia macrumors newbie

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    He said Apple or fanboys, however. Will other companies replace a new phone after warranty and for so much off the base price?
     
  19. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Wow...

    I wonder how many people have ever even replaced a cell phone battery? I would bet a very small percentage of people have (or purchased a second one).

    Way to blow up a rather small non-issue.
     
  20. pr5owner macrumors 65816

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    you should go make a poll, and find out.

    oh wait it was already done, most people want it

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/ip-telephony/?p=1886
     
  21. mrtune macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see what the big issue is here. Ipods have integrated batteries, and they sell like hotcakes. In all the years i've own cell phones (since 97), I have never changed the battery in my phones. By the time the battery is worn down enough where it needs replacement, my phone is pretty beat up and there are newer cooler phones available. I simply get a new phone. Come to thing of it, i've gone through 3 phones since getting my 5g ipod and the ipod is still going strong.

    By the time the battery is done for there will be a new iphone, much nicer than this one. Will i pay 85 for a new battery? Nope, I'll be getting a new iphone!
     
  22. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Sweet!

    So the 0.1% of geeks who read zdnet want one (and I'm one of them)? Sweet. Let start a petition! I bet Steve Jobs cares!
     
  23. dagomike macrumors 65816

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    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APP...m=browse&mco=556F9FCD&node=home/iphone/iphone

    Phone comes with one year of hardware repair service coverage and up to two years of technical support during the time your wireless agreement remains active with AT&T.

    Your iPhone, its rechargeable battery, and all included accessories are also covered against defects for a full year from the purchase date by a limited hardware warranty. If you do experience problems, even the process to get service is simple and easy. You can take your iPhone to a local Apple Store or AT&T store, call our toll-free support line, or start your service request with our online form. Learn more about iPhone complimentary support and the iPhone warranty.
    AppleCare Protection Plan

    For $69, the AppleCare Protection Plan for iPhone provides an additional year of hardware repair coverage, including coverage for the iPhone battery.

    The AppleCare Protection Plan for iPhone will be available in July. Customers can purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan anytime during the iPhone one-year limited warranty.
     

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