Patent and why there is no removable battery

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SirOmega, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. SirOmega macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2006
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    #1
  2. Gonzlobo Suspended

    Joined:
    May 9, 2007
    Location:
    Albuquerque
    #2
    Prediction #463: This will be the first 'feature' to be hacked. Second will be unlocking the device.
     
  3. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

    yetanotherdave

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Location:
    Bristol, England
    #3
    Isn't it easier to just blackflag the IMEI number?
     
  4. rayward macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2007
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    #4
    That won't shut down the iPod function and may not disable the WiFi capabilities for internet and e-mail.
     
  5. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

    yetanotherdave

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Location:
    Bristol, England
    #5
    good point, didn't think of that.
     
  6. kdarling macrumors demi-god

    kdarling

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2007
    Location:
    Cabin by a lake with snow softly falling
    #6
    Bear in mind that having a patent, doesn't necessarily mean it's being used yet.
     
  7. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a

    notsofatjames

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2007
    Location:
    Wales, UK
    #7
    And what about those portable re-chargers, car chargers, battery packs that all plug into the iPod dock connector. Suppose it would be a bit of a pain to only be able to charge it in the car or through battery power.
     
  8. zgh1999 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 27, 2007
    #8
    what is with the negativity towards apple and iphone?
     
  9. kdarling macrumors demi-god

    kdarling

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2007
    Location:
    Cabin by a lake with snow softly falling
    #9
    :confused: It's not a negative statement.

    It's very common to want to hack device protections... from any company.
     
  10. pr5owner macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    #10
    what does everyone rate this as?

    is it more important to have a

    #1 security feature
    #2 a safety feature, convinience feature, end user cost saving feature, optional extended battery feature (doublesized batteries), time saving feature (dont need to send it in), reliability feature (battery dies? use your backup and have zero down time)

    im careful about my phone, its always on me, i would rather have a removeable battery
     
  11. Gonzlobo Suspended

    Joined:
    May 9, 2007
    Location:
    Albuquerque
    #11
    :confused: You amuse me.
     
  12. lekun macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    #12
    Possibly, but not by 90% of the people who end up stealing someone's iPhone. Sounds like a great idea (if you can call having a non-removable battery a great idea). But it would only work if there was some massive advertising campaign or word of mouth so that would-be stealers could be deterred.
     
  13. tasslehawf macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2003
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    #13
    Third will be 3rd party software support.
     

Share This Page