best way to kill iPhone 4 battery?

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  1. bniu macrumors 6502a

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    my 16 month old iPhone 4's home button works about half the time now and though it's still usable, it's annoying. I have noticed that the battery is getting less and less, and I was thinking, doesn't apple just replace the whole phone when you go in to the store and get a new battery?

    so if I found a way to abuse the battery enough that I could essentially get the phone "fixed" for the cost of a new battery?

    so what's the best way to kill off my battery?
     
  2. cababah macrumors 68000

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    microwave
     
  3. macingman macrumors 68020

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    No they take the old battery out and put in a new one. You can pay $200 to have the phone switched out of warranty or try to see if you get a nice genius which will give a one time free replacement.
     
  4. 3Pedals6Speeds, Oct 22, 2011
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    Just go ask them to put a new battery in. Otherwise you're bordering on fraud.
     
  5. ATaleOfFiction macrumors member

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  6. Frenchjay macrumors 68000

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    Be honest they will probably give you a new phone anyway!
     
  7. tourada macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    That's ethical. Abuse the system so you get a new phone. Probably best not to post questionable plans on a public forum.
     
  8. PNutts macrumors 601

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    I don't know why posts like this get negative points. The cost of the phone take into account warranty repair/replacement costs and people that work the system increase the price for the rest of us. Or maybe I'm making things up. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    9mm will get the job done
     

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  10. WillWill macrumors newbie

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    WOW what a cool picture... is it a real iPhone :eek:
     
  11. miraclehobo macrumors member

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    Being "ethical" doesn't get you anywhere. Gotta play the game for all its worth. You go and ride your ethics, won't get you anything. It's a big bad world out there so come join the big boys :rolleyes:
     
  12. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Ah, that's the kind of attitude that gives me hope for the future and faith in mankind. :rolleyes:

    Sociopathy Lives!! :eek:
     
  13. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Yes it is. One guy's iPhone died on him completely so he shot it.
     
  14. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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  15. bniu thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    if that's the case, then I guess I'll just suck it up and pay $200 to get the entire phone replaced...
     
  16. PNutts macrumors 601

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    A lot of the big boys are not bending over to pick up soap right now. :p
     

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