iPhone 4 Battery Replaced At Genius Bar Today, First Of It's Kind

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Statusnone88, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816

    Statusnone88

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    Been having a lot of trouble with my iPhone 4's battery life but the phone I have is so perfect every other way, I didn't want to replace it for one issue and risk having another problem pop up. I went to Apple about a week ago and the genius told me they weren't currently doing just battery swaps for the iPhone 4, but they would be very, very soon.

    I go back today and after 30 minutes of digging around the back, the genius found the battery kit. It took a little longer, he said, because they had to watch a video on how to do it because I was the first ever in this store to have this service done. I walked out of there with my exact same phone and hopefully a better battery.

    Figured I'd share my story if it helps anyone out. And if this is old news and I'm just behind the times, spare me the flame wars. I just figured since it was the first one to be done in my Apple store, people might not know they have this option.
     
  2. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

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    That's just pathetic it took them half an hour to change the battery. It's a 30 second process that I was able to figure out on my own.

    So much for genius.
     
  3. Statusnone88 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Statusnone88

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    Haha, when he left he told me it would take "10 minutes" but because they've never done it before (don't see how it's different from the past 3 years) that it took them longer. The Apple Store over here is shoulder-to-shoulder packed on Saturdays so the wait was the longest 30 minutes ever.
     
  4. jamied95 macrumors 6502

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    At least they helped you, and you got to look at all the other Apple kit you don't need but now want ;)
     
  5. Statusnone88 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Statusnone88

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    Yeah, the guys and girls at the Apple Store in the Florida Mall are fantastic.

    But then again, I can't recall ever having a "bad" experience with an Apple employee, in person or on the phone.
     

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