Is it true (battery can only be charged 100x)

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mcaram16

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Is this really true? that the battery only have 100 full charges before it dies? I would think that this has to be complete BS! My phone is on the charger whenever i'm home...and i'm sure a lot of people do that! Can you imagine how many phones will be sent to Apple if thats true...they'll get 100k at a time!
 

Spin This!

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Myth. Apple estimates after about 300+ full charges, the iPhone battery's capacity will decrease to about 80% of what it could originally hold.

Most people are taking that information, spinning it, and spouting misinformation complaining the battery will need to be replaced at xxx charges or whatever and that every year you'll need a new battery. Completely not true.
 

tfg

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How does this stuff get started? It's been clearly stated that the battery life is 300-400 full charges before it drops to 80% capacity. So in theory it will be years before the battery "dies". I'm not even thinking about replacing the battery until sometime later next year if that. I only charge about once every 3 days, so it should be at least 2 years before I have to replace the battery if I continue that pace.
 

aggieman

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Jul 6, 2007
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I just don't see how all of this mess got started. it's 300-400 FULL charge cycles, not if you charge it from 3/4 power to full, but 0 power to 100%. I just don't see the battery dying completely and having to be replaced while owning the iPhone unless you keep it over 2 years and don't upgrade when eligible.
 

DRabbit

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I just don't see how all of this mess got started. it's 300-400 FULL charge cycles, not if you charge it from 3/4 power to full, but 0 power to 100%. I just don't see the battery dying completely and having to be replaced while owning the iPhone unless you keep it over 2 years and don't upgrade when eligible.
Even if you keep it 2 years it'll still be fine. After the 300-400 FULL charge cycles (from completely dead) it still works, it will just lose it's ability to hold a full 100% charge... you'll only be able to charge it to about 80% capacity.

That's far from needing replacement.

And just for the record, I am typically going 2-3 days before having to charge my iPhone.
 

Redfor

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That really doesn't sound right.. I know that 300 was a estimate, but standard Cellular Lithium Ion batterys are usually around 500 charges. I know my Razor is right around 2 years old and still has max capacity on the charge. If you think you can get through another day without charging it, don't charge it.