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Would you like to see a removable battery in the iPhone 5?

Coldsnow

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Apr 4, 2012
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Removable battery or not? I say yes because I feel like the lifespan of the battery will last so much longer if it was removable.

 

Indy21

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Mar 24, 2008
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People have been asking for this since the first iPhone. I don't think it's happening anytime soon.

I used to wish that they would switch to removable but now I just want a bigger battery that will last longer. 2500+ would be nice. Don't think that's happening anytime soon either.
 
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NewbieCanada

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Oct 9, 2007
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The only removable battery you'll ever see is the kind that's built into an external case.
 
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Givmeabrek

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Apr 20, 2009
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Removable battery or not? I say yes because I feel like the lifespan of the battery will last so much longer if it was removable.

The battery will last longer if it is removable??? :confused:

I like it as is. It's actually easy to replace if you want it replaced. Otherwise it is thin and sealed. Perfect.
 
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applemessiah

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Jul 8, 2011
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Don't know if it's just me but I thought 4 and 4s had removable battery? Two small bolts at the bottom, slide back cover and one more that holds connector and battery comes out and can be easily replaced. Maybe replaceable by user vs apple is what thread starter meant...
 
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TallGuy1970

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Jun 16, 2010
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I thought when I first switched to iPhone that the absence of a removable battery would be a big deal. I can now report... no big deal!
 
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MLG

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Jul 17, 2012
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Never gonna happen...that's one of those things that Apple has shown that they will not change.
 
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bushman4

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Mar 22, 2011
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Apples not in the battery business. Sealing the unit has its advantages as well.
Battery most likely remains Not removable in the Iphone5
 
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noteple

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Aug 30, 2011
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No, I want it as thin as possible with out the overhead of battery packaging.

By the time the battery fails I will have long since moved on to the next phone.

My 3G still has a workable battery but I don't use it as a phone anymore.
 
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irDigital0l

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Dec 7, 2010
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No.

As long as Apple keep battery life good with 4G LTE and the bigger retina display. I'm good.
 
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emma777

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Jul 31, 2012
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India, New delhi
Would love to see a removable battery. Also it would be nice if you had the ability to buy longer life batteries like you can with many model androids.
 
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therealjustin

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Dec 12, 2011
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Yes! At least make it replaceable(with proper tools) like with the 4 and 4S. It just makes sense.


Sadly it looks like the new unibody design will not allow for that.
 
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theappleman3000

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Nov 28, 2011
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No! As long as i have a nice looking phone and good battery life, why would i want to. Just look at the gs3 does it look beautiful with that cheap plastic back :apple:
 
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callan37

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Nov 3, 2011
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I don't particularly see the point. It would mean that the phone would have a smaller battery and some clunky mechanism to enable removal of the battery. I've seen hundreds of phones with removable batteries, and the mechanism is never elegant.
 
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DerekRod

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Jan 18, 2012
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never gonna happen.Even HTC and googorolla dont have em HTC One X and Razr Maxxx have non user replaceable batteries now
 
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