iPhone 3G battery question!??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Crunch, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Crunch macrumors 6502a

    Crunch

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    So the battery on the new iPhone us once again not replaceable. Is this a scheme to force us to buy the next iPhone when, I'm sure, it comes out next...well, around July 11, 2009 maybe? :mrgreen:

    I read somewhere else that you can have it "serviced" to where the battery is replace by Apple Care? Is this true? Is this free, or is there yet another fee?

    Thanks, fellow iPhone lovers! :)
     
  2. TyWahn macrumors 6502

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    myriad solutions

    Here is Apple's policy.

    http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/service/battery/

    Basically $85 for everything and takes about 3 days,
    There are tons of non-apple services available.
    Google it.
     
  3. Crunch thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Crunch

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    Thank you. Yes, I found that service going through the Apple websites. I guess once a year? lol...But there'll be a new iPhone coming out anyway, right? lol...
     
  4. alFR macrumors 68020

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    Why would you need to replace it after a year? The battery is rated to hold 80% of its original charge capacity after 300-400 full charge cycles, so even if you drain it completely and charge it fully every day it's still going to be 80% good after a year. For the vast majority of users this isn't going to be an issue.
     
  5. Crunch thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Crunch

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    Didn't know that. I'm currently charging it twice a day, but purportedly, the soon-to-be-released FW 2.1 will improve battery life tremendously. :)
     

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