Out of warranty replacement or trade in?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Sammydad1, May 10, 2017.

  1. Sammydad1 macrumors regular

    Sammydad1

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    So apple store guy agreed something seems to be draining my battery. He had no more idea than I did.

    Out of warranty replacement is $299 or maybe I should look at a trade-in with att or best buy....

    Hmmmmmm
     
  2. PR1985 macrumors 6502a

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    If I were you, I would wait for iOS 10.3.2 Final. Apple checked my Watch and iPhone remotely everything is fine. I´ve got the feeling, sometimes, that my phone battery drains a bit to fast. Stopped using it with 80% if I recall it right. When I woke up, under 70% (iPhone 6) Have you got old apps installed?
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    This is not a normal behavior, if you ask me. I have an iPhone 6 with its first battery.
     
  3. Johnhimm macrumors regular

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    Have you removed all third party apps?
     
  4. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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  5. stevemiller macrumors 68000

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    My phone suddenly became almost unusable about a week ago. Started shutting down at 50% and refusing to turn back on without plugging in for 20 minutes and a hard reset (home +power).

    Battery settings said the battery needed servicing, and a battery app reported the health was 60%. As much as I hated buying a new phone mid cycle, I also didn't want to mess around having it kick the bucket at an inopportune moment so I bit the bullet and replaced it.

    plus I'm just accepting that unless the industry changes its practices, phones are being made to last 2-3 years so this is just an unavoidable expense.
     
  6. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    Why wouldn't you just spend the $79 on a battery replacement?
     
  7. stevemiller macrumors 68000

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    I live in Canada, the battery replacement here is $110 + tax. That's a lot for a 2.5 year old device that was struggling with daily tasks even before the battery issue came to a head.

    And it's trade in value actually felt fair right now, and would likely go down when the next phone is announced.

    Believe me I wasn't chuffed with any of the options. But at least it's dealt with now.
     

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