Thursday, July 5th 2007

Apple launches Battery replacement program for iPhone

When the iPhone was launched last week, it became evident that one of the biggest minuses of the product was its battery, which was not user replaceable.

Apple has now come with a solution - it has started a battery replacement program. Should your iPhone's battery need replacing, you can send the phone to Apple. For a fee of $85.95, your iPhone's battery will be replaced with a new one. An "added bonus" is that all the data on the iPhone will be wiped, so you should back up everything before you send your phone to Apple.

The whole process should take about 3 business days.Source: Apple
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39 Comments on Apple launches Battery replacement program for iPhone

#1
GJSNeptune
Wow. They resolved a con with a con. Good job, Apple!
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#2
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
The Ipod is the same way.....We have been thinking about offering a replacement battery service for them.
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#3
jocksteeluk
i am surprised people would fall for the same trick twice.
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#5
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
This is totally retarded. It should be free and a new phone sent to you with a user replaceable battery. Stupid Apple, this is why you lost the PC war.
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#7
Ehstii
hence the reason apple blows.
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#8
Darkrealms
by: GJSNeptune
Surprised by Apple customers?


;)
ROFL

by: WarEagleAU
This is totally retarded. It should be free and a new phone sent to you with a user replaceable battery. Stupid Apple, this is why you lost the PC war.
Really? I thought it was because they stole Xerox's software, hired Bill Gates to code it, and he took it and coded it for PC ;P
Oh and the whole Steve Jobs perfectionist thing (guess he lost that concept) . . .
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#9
GJSNeptune
Apple lost when IBM went with Microsoft. :D
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#10
TXcharger
well i always said you have to be stupid to buy apple...

so you must be stupid to replace your battery to :laugh:
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#11
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
way to go apple! spend $600 on a retarded device then spend another $90 for a replacement battery!

I almost hate apple.....almost
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#12
Rodster
Take that Apple fanboys :nutkick:
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#13
error_f0rce
I'm not going to bash Apple. They have really done a fantastic job of capturing a good portion of the electronics market with cutesie devices and clever ads. A+ for product design, consumer targeting and marketing.

Here's my beef, I can't see paying $600 for a phone. Wait, wait... I know, it's an iPod and a BlackBerry, and everything else too right? What's the largest drive again, 8 gigs? Please... I think I would rather buy an entry-level laptop and use a wireless Skype fun to make calls than get taken with that same pricetag and a minimum $60 per month service charge. No wonder they gave them away to all the employees. AT&T will be making as much money as the phone costs in a mere 10 months of the required 24 month contract.... what a scam!?

:cool: I'll tell ya what... I'll keep my $10 Virgin Mobile flip-phone and pay $20 every 3 months.... someone call me when that "thing" can microwave popcorn and I'll buy one :laugh:

.... and people thought I was crazy for buying a $600 PS3 :D:p [i suppose the case can be made]

P.S. who really wants to watch movies on a cell phone, I mean seriously... ? :shadedshu
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#15
Benpi
I think they just rushed their phone because the Google phone is supposed to be released this year.
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#16
GJSNeptune
And Motorola is working on a competitor.
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#17
Dippyskoodlez
by: WarEagleAU
This is totally retarded. It should be free and a new phone sent to you with a user replaceable battery. Stupid Apple, this is why you lost the PC war.
1.) If the battery falls below 50% within WARRANTY or APPLECARE, it is sent to you with no hassles, and free of charge.

2.) This program is for OUT OF WARRANTY PHONES.

I have a Razr. Its long out of warranty. What if the battery fails? I should get a free one from motorola?



Way to RTFA people.

by: TXcharger
well i always said you have to be stupid to buy apple...

so you must be stupid to replace your battery to :laugh:
I didn't know people threw away a $600 phone after the warranty is out?
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#19
hat
Enthusiast
Nice. Get people to pay $600 for some peice of shit phone, then make them pay $90 more for a battery they decided to make non-replaceable.
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#20
Dippyskoodlez
by: hat
Nice. Get people to pay $600 for some peice of shit phone, then make them pay $90 more for a battery they decided to make non-replaceable.
Where do you buy your cell phone batterys after they die?

Oh thats right, you're probably one of the many that just throw it away because its a $50 LG.
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#23
Dippyskoodlez
by: PVTCaboose1337
I hate apple.
Apparently everyone does.

But I guess thats why the iphones outselling what the razr did the first 3 months, in 3 days..
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#24
GJSNeptune
But apparently both suffer from poor battery life.
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#25
Dippyskoodlez
by: GJSNeptune
But apparently both suffer from poor battery life.
And what do you state this claim from?

Or are you pulling it out of your ass like everything else in this thread?
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