where to find a genuine new iPhone 4s battery?

whitedragon101

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Sep 11, 2008
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I read a PC Advisor article that said genuine Apple batteries are available in the UK on ebay (+ a guide to install them).

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/apple/3346693/how-replace-iphone-battery/

Has anyone had any experience with any ebay sellers in the UK selling these. Are they really genuine?


for example :

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/IPHONE-4S-GENUINE-BATTERY-REPLACEMENT-APPLE-OEM-ORIGINAL-/150910518284?pt=UK_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item2322f7c40c

The description says :

"These batterys have been dissasembled from the brand new iphone 4S phones"

I wonder why you would take the battery out of a new phone rendering it useless and sell the battery for £8. Yet they have 99.8% positive feedback from 6000+ people.
 

Mrbobb

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Aug 27, 2012
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Even if they are from real 4s, they maybe already 2 years old. Batteries have SHELF LIVES.