...and after that, you cannot replace the batteries. You're...just out of luck! My contract with Sprint is, finally(!), up and I have wanted an iphone for the longest time, but this info worries me. Specifically, the rep said there is no way to replace an iphone battery and that the estimated number of recharges (before the battery dies) is 500. When this happens, you can't just buy a new battery; you actually have to buy a new phone. Can anyone here substantiate his claims? Is it just a competitor dissing another carrier's phone? Any help is appreciated, because I'm looking to get an iphone right after the June announcement.