iPhone 6(S)(+) Are all iPhone batteries on eBay fake?

Kendo

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I just bought a used 6S and it has 84% max capacity which is sufficient but I'm tempted to replace it with a new OEM battery off eBay for less than $10. The only problem is that I have a suspicion that most of these are fake or under quality.
 

Ebok

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They are counterfeits. You're literally risking your life (and maybe your home) if one of those dirt cheap batteries explode during charging. Li-ion batteries are nothing to mess around with.
so dramatic.

do you have any idea how many counterfeit batteries are in devices around the world? millions.

OP, i'd say buy it the battery from ifixit.
 
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AppleHaterLover

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I'd go one step further and say that 100% of new iPhone parts sold on the internet are fake, because Apple does not sell OEM parts to anyone except authorized third-party repair shops (and the parts they do use are accounted for).

OEM parts available online are probably off phones that were otherwise broken or stolen.
 
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Relentless Power

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Let’s take into consideration Apple doesn’t sell/distribute _any_iPhone -OEM- parts to third party sites, unless the seller is selling a part directly out of the iPhone itself.
 

anonymous guy

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Any official parts available online are scavenged from broken/used phones. You could get an official Apple battery, but it's probably worn a bit.

The iFixit battery replacements are known to be pretty reliable.
 

pika2000

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I just bought a used 6S and it has 84% max capacity which is sufficient but I'm tempted to replace it with a new OEM battery off eBay for less than $10. The only problem is that I have a suspicion that most of these are fake or under quality.
Apple provides battery replacement for $50. That’s not that expensive imo, especially when it can extend the life of the phone for another year or two at the least.