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DiscoJoey

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NO! if we kill the battery within the first year we get a new free one. and if you get Apple care you can get a new battery for up to two years. so why are we worrying about preserving our battery life?
 

ps49556n

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LOL I was just thinking the same thing, the way I look at it is this way: I plan on charging the phone once per day and historically Apple batteries last 200-400 charge cycles so I could definitely see me using up the battery within a year, unless a new iPhone comes out before....;)
 

nyc_rock

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NO! if we kill the battery within the first year we get a new free one. and if you get Apple care you can get a new battery for up to two years. so why are we worrying about preserving our battery life?

If you don't lose your cell phone while they are swapping out batteries then it is no big deal. If you have to relinquish your phone for more than one day then its an awful deal. At least for me it would be.
 

themattman

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http://www.apple.com/legal/warranty/iPhone.pdf

Under "EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS"

"This warranty does not apply" ... "(f ) to consumable parts, such as batteries, unless damage has occurred due to a defect in materials or workmanship;"

So do we get a free battery?
Yeah thats what I thought. Why would they cover the battery. Its not that its broken its just out of juice.

The iPhone battery is estimated to hold 300-350 charges before it needs replacing.
 

DiscoJoey

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the battery IS covered! Its been stated many times and Applecare will be out this month. So your battery is covered for two years with Applecare.
 

jaderade

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the battery IS covered! Its been stated many times and Applecare will be out this month. So your battery is covered for two years with Applecare.


Sorry If I sound stupid asking with but I'm just a youngin with an iPhone

I'm just curious, is this Apple care extra cost? If yes how much and how do you get it.

Also is iPhone battery replacement service easy to find in smaller communities. Like can it be done at any AT&T or something?
 

hiwind

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don't worry about the battery! buy the Apple care guarentee for $69 and u have 2 year warranty on your phone that covers accidental damage and batteries etc...
 

Fafafoooey

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NO! if we kill the battery within the first year we get a new free one. and if you get Apple care you can get a new battery for up to two years. so why are we worrying about preserving our battery life?
My battery was not lasting as they said it should, and based on my symptoms, they sent me a loaner through AppleCare. Not the warranty, just their loaner service. See the attachment. They waived the loaner fee, and they sent this overnight, and even Saturday delivery, it was Friday. They sent the loaner, return label, even tape and a paper clip in a bag. How much better than Apple can you get?

This one is lasting the way it should. Call Apple tech support, give them the symptoms, then you will be forwarded to the iPhone specialists' department. Then give them the details you are dealing with, and they should send a loaner out and service yours.
 

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nyc_rock

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You should not have to give up your phone (contacts, music, files ect) for one second to get a new battery. Thats the point. Apple's decision here is nothing short of mind boggling. This is the ONLY phone in America that does not allow you to simply replace your battery. This aint no ipod.
 

DRabbit

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The battery is good for 300-400 FULL CHARGES. It's not a full charge if your battery is at 50% and you stick it on the charger. That would be 1/2 a full charge.

It also doesn't just DIE after you've gone through 300-400 full charges... it will just not be able to hold more than an 80% charge anymore... and will deteriorate from there.
 

nyc_rock

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The battery is good for 300-400 FULL CHARGES. It's not a full charge if your battery is at 50% and you stick it on the charger. That would be 1/2 a full charge.

It also doesn't just DIE after you've gone through 300-400 full charges... it will just not be able to hold more than an 80% charge anymore... and will deteriorate from there.

That translates into a year and a half.........tops.
 

DRabbit

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That translates into a year and a half.........tops.
300-400 charges is a year and a half of FULL charges... if you are indeed killing your battery every day. And again, it won't DIE at the year and a half point, it just won't hold more than 80% of the a full charge.

I'm getting two days before I have to charge. I figure I'll be good with this battery for at least two years, at which point I'll be ready for an upgrade or I'll just send the phone in. Mind you, I've never had to replace the battery on ANY of my cellphones, laptops, iPods, cameras or the like.

I think way too many people are making a big deal out of nothing.
 

nyc_rock

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300-400 charges is a year and a half of FULL charges... if you are indeed killing your battery every day. And again, it won't DIE at the year and a half point, it just won't hold more than 80% of the a full charge.

I'm getting two days before I have to charge. I figure I'll be good with this battery for at least two years, at which point I'll be ready for an upgrade or I'll just send the phone in. Mind you, I've never had to replace the battery on ANY of my cellphones, laptops, iPods, cameras or the like.

I think way too many people are making a big deal out of nothing.
I guess it depends on your usage. My treo (which doesn't have the battery strength of the iPhone) has to be fully recharged every single day. Thats with heavy phone, internet and email usage. Maybe thats why the iPhone has the limmitations it has, specifically to limit the use. Either way, to lose your cell phone for a battery swap just seems obsurd.
 

Fafafoooey

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You should not have to give up your phone (contacts, music, files ect) for one second to get a new battery. Thats the point. Apple's decision here is nothing short of mind boggling. This is the ONLY phone in America that does not allow you to simply replace your battery. This aint no ipod.
Apple overnighted the loaner, and I activated it within 1 minute, then I put mine into the box it came in and sent it out. Everything synced as if it was my phone, contacts, music, videos, notes and calendar. So no downtime, except the activation and sync time. So for me, not a big deal at all, since I was back up and running within 5 minutes, including syncing all my music and videos. All this at no charge, which I would expect, but to each his/her own.
 

nyc_rock

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Apple overnighted the loaner, and I activated it within 1 minute, then I put mine into the box it came in and sent it out. Everything synced as if it was my phone, contacts, music, videos, notes and calendar. So no downtime, except the activation and sync time. So for me, not a big deal at all, since I was back up and running within 5 minutes, including syncing all my music and videos. All this at no charge, which I would expect, but to each his/her own.
if that is the way Apple handles all battery replacement then it is a non issue.