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konqerror

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Apple considers the battery as replaceable at 80% of original capacity (a bit more than 0% :) )
So, same rate would then be 40 months (>500 full charge cycles)

And you get a warranty replacement only within 2 years, at most, so it's wearing at a rate 40% better than specification.
 

Jtludwig

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This thread is like those ones for people who exchange their phones 10 times because they think they see yellow tinting on the screen or something. Hahaha
 

mag33

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My iPhone 6 was unusuable at 94%. The battery would die at 40-50% health, especially in freezing conditions.
 

MetalMatt24

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I was half serious. I saw someone the other day say they cried when the 100% dropped to 99%.....just thought it was funny and wanted to see people go off about it if I posted it. Sorry. Hahaha
 
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Aydy

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Yeah, your fine. At that rate and if consistent you’d be looking at degrading 6% per year or the battery showing 88% after 2 years which is decent & expected tbf. Basically, you’d be looking at 3+ years of ownership, if consistent, before the battery hit the 80% threshold ?
 
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rui no onna

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You still only get 2 claims every 24 months and even then the battery would have to be defective or under 80% after a year or two
The two claims limit is only for accidental damage. But yeah, battery needs to be defective or below 80% before they'll replace.
 

Closingracer

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The two claims limit is only for accidental damage. But yeah, battery needs to be defective or below 80% before they'll replace.

If you’re replacing battery because it’s 90% I would assume Apple will gladly do it for you for $99 and a claim. Assuming it’s a iPhone 11 Pro. Don’t know the difference between the other phones in prices.
 

Locke Cole

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Yeah, your fine. At that rate and if consistent you’d be looking at degrading 6% per year or the battery showing 88% after 2 years which is decent & expected tbf. Basically, you’d be looking at 3+ years of ownership, if consistent, before the battery hit the 80% threshold ?
Yeah, the OP's 11 Pro battery health would be holding up quite well if this remains consistent (degrading 1% every 2 months).

My 6s was purchased December 2017 so it's 2 years old now. The battery health is at 84% or degrading 8% per year. Even that's not bad at all as Apple states that after 2 years the battery health should drop to 80%.
 

rui no onna

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My 6s was purchased December 2017 so it's 2 years old now. The battery health is at 84% or degrading 8% per year. Even that's not bad at all as Apple states that after 2 years the battery health should drop to 80%.
Actually, it's more like it should not drop to 80% within the warranty period and 500 charge cycles. After the warranty period, it's no longer Apple's problem and they don't have to provide free battery replacement.
 

Locke Cole

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Happy new year!

Actually, it's more like it should not drop to 80% within the warranty period and 500 charge cycles. After the warranty period, it's no longer Apple's problem and they don't have to provide free battery replacement.
Is that so? Hmm.. in that case I may have misunderstood Apple's statement.

Still, I've had the 6s for far longer than the warranty period (12 months) and it's been charged for just over 730 times (charged it once a day). Still over 80% battery health. I won't get a free battery replacement when the time comes and if I decide to get one but having a phone for ~2.5 years without a battery replacement doesn't seem too bad!
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So based on all the above texts, if I extrapolate my data of 100% after 3 months intensive use, should see 100% after a year. ?
It may well still be 100% battery health after 10 years ?


Jokes aside, wait until your battery health drops to at least 99% before you make any extrapolation.
 
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