Battery in a launch day iPhone that was never used?

Black Mamba

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Looking at a new iPhone on ebay that was purchased on the launch day and the only concern I have is the battery. Would the battery still be any good since it has never been charged and discharged for 2 years. Thanks
 

Redon

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don't buy it the battery will suck.

i just reached 150 posts
 

Black Mamba

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Thats kind of what I thought. Sounds fishy anyway. Who would buy a 500+ phone and let it sit for 2 years?
 

jimmyrules712

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Batteries lose their ability to hold a charge over time after being discharged and recharged a lot. A battery that hasn't been used, even if it is a bit old, should still work pretty well.
 

Eninety2

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to give you an idea, my GF bought two V1 iPhones on launch day, and one sat in her closet for well over a year. According to her, it was her backup in case anything happened to the first one. She didn't even get the $100 credit.
 

Black Mamba

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to give you an idea, my GF bought two V1 iPhones on launch day, and one sat in her closet for well over a year. According to her, it was her backup in case anything happened to the first one. She didn't even get the $100 credit.
Not sure I follow you. What do you mean she didn't even get the $100 credit?
 

styfle

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Not sure I follow you. What do you mean she didn't even get the $100 credit?
Remember how expensive they were on iDay? Apple refunded everyone that bought it for the higher price because they lowered it a few months later.
 

Black Mamba

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I know they were expensive just not sure what that has to do with the battery. lol
 

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I have no idea how that is relevant either, but I guess Eninety2's point was that she kept it as a back up, and never used it, when she could have sold it and made much more than she could now.

I'd be weary of a battery that hasn't been charged in 2 years. The V1's with daily use still seem to be running strong though.
 

Redon

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I have no idea how that is relevant either, but I guess Eninety2's point was that she kept it as a back up, and never used it, when she could have sold it and made much more than she could now.

I'd be weary of a battery that hasn't been charged in 2 years. The V1's with daily use still seem to be running strong though.
yes, my V1 is still running strong, bought it a week after iDay but thats because i use it a lot as a development device...(orginally used as personal phone)