Collecting years from now - Internal Battery impact?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by OSMac, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. OSMac macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    What will happen going forward when the collectible items become the iPad, iPhone, touch , Air, Retina Pros, etc, all sealed units with internal batteries.

    Apple will no longer sell replacement batteries, sure you can run them on AC power, but will the batteries start to expand, leak, etc?

    Will internal batteries become a bigger problem than leaking capacitors?
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Drain to 40-60% store in a cool dry place and all will be good. Try to cycle once a year tho
  3. maxosx macrumors 68020

    Dec 13, 2012
    Southern California
    iDevices & glued together laptops were designed as throw aways.

    The New Apple doesn't care about anything but selling more product. They're simply advancing the tendencies of Americans in particular, to consume & buy, buy, buy.
  4. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    Isn't that what *ALL* companies do? "care about anything but selling more product"?

    Disposable they may be, but they're still more durable than most other similar products. My original 2006 MacBook Pro is still my primary laptop. My original 2006 MacBook is still perfectly functional. 2007 iPhone works fine (although now it is used as a "glorified iPod touch" rather than a cell phone in daily use.)

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