Getting ready for 4th iPhone from bad batteries

wildonrio

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First iPhone had dead pixels
Second iPhone had a bad battery, roughly 2 hours of video/internet usage
Third iPhone (the one I have now), even worse battery! I get maybe 15 min talk time, 20 min internet, and 10 min music. And it has 5 dead pixels!

I am getting ready for my fourth iPhone but I worry about another bad battery. Could I be doing something wrong? I mean, I have to charge this thing by NOON everyday.

(To add more annoyance I just put on my damn BestSkinsEver and the phone sucks. Now I gotta try and bargain with them to send me another skin for my next replacement phone.)
 

The Apple

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my battery started out bad. really bad. I was patient though and it paid off for me. I can use my phone all day and not worry about it dying before I get home. I am not saying that this will work for everyone but it worked for me. I did nothing and the battery came around from being dead by noon to still being fully charged at noon.
 

tamakin

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First iPhone had dead pixels
Second iPhone had a bad battery, roughly 2 hours of video/internet usage
Third iPhone (the one I have now), even worse battery! I get maybe 15 min talk time, 20 min internet, and 10 min music. And it has 5 dead pixels!

I am getting ready for my fourth iPhone but I worry about another bad battery. Could I be doing something wrong? I mean, I have to charge this thing by NOON everyday.

(To add more annoyance I just put on my damn BestSkinsEver and the phone sucks. Now I gotta try and bargain with them to send me another skin for my next replacement phone.)
I think you need to think positive when you return it. I bet you go to the store thinking "damn, I'm gonna get another bad battery". Your fear of getting another messed up iPhone is exactly why you get a messed up iPhone.
 

wildonrio

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I think you need to think positive when you return it. I bet you go to the store thinking "damn, I'm gonna get another bad battery". Your fear of getting another messed up iPhone is exactly why you get a messed up iPhone.
Haha, you are so right! It's like how the more afraid you are of a bee, the more likely it is to sting you right?
 

CWUalex

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Did they just replace your phone when it had dead pixels? Or did they try to repair it?
 

brianhyp

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Did they just replace your phone when it had dead pixels? Or did they try to repair it?
I took mine in for a bad battery but they (the Apple store) would only exchange within 14 days so I sent it out for repair and rented a phone for 30 dollars. I hope they send me a new one because mine has some scratches .
 
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First iPhone had dead pixels
Second iPhone had a bad battery, roughly 2 hours of video/internet usage
Third iPhone (the one I have now), even worse battery! I get maybe 15 min talk time, 20 min internet, and 10 min music. And it has 5 dead pixels!

I am getting ready for my fourth iPhone but I worry about another bad battery. Could I be doing something wrong? I mean, I have to charge this thing by NOON everyday.

(To add more annoyance I just put on my damn BestSkinsEver and the phone sucks. Now I gotta try and bargain with them to send me another skin for my next replacement phone.)
You're not alone. I'm on my 5th iPhone as of yesterday. 2 taken back for dead pixel issues and 2 for dead batteries. The Apple reps I have talked to, at least the ones at the store I go to, have told me to never be afraid to bring in the phone if I have any issues or not satisfied, no matter what # phone I am on. I know it sucks feeling like "that guy" (I know I did), but you paid $600+ for a device that should work as advertised.