Man I wish i still had warranty!

MiPhone7012

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well here is my problem i don't have warranty anymore on my 4gb iPhone, its battery has been very poor lately, i haven't taken it to the Apple store yet but i mean im just going to be told i need to pay 200 to get it fixed...right?
 

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well here is my problem i don't have warranty anymore on my 4gb iPhone, its battery has been very poor lately, i haven't taken it to the Apple store yet but i mean im just going to be told i need to pay 200 to get it fixed...right?
Pretty much.
Just kidding! :p

[Haha, macgirl pwnd me]
 

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Macgirl, if you're under warranty, they'll just flat out replace your phone?
If you complain of battery issues, then yes. I haven't had it done with my iPhone (yet) but I did do it with my 160 GB iPod Classic back in October. I went in a week before the warranty expired and told them the battery was shot (it basically was) and they replaced it on the spot.
 

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well here is my problem i don't have warranty anymore on my 4gb iPhone, its battery has been very poor lately, i haven't taken it to the Apple store yet but i mean im just going to be told i need to pay 200 to get it fixed...right?
The non user replaceable battery on the iPhone is still the most foolish thing I've ever seen. Great for Apple's revenue but a PITA for customers. I guess their thinking is instead of paying 84.95 to replace the battery plus going through the hassle. You will just buy a new iPhone. When the new iPhone comes out if there is no user replaceable battery. I will not be buying another iPhone it's just ridiculous...Mark
 

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Pretty much.
Just kidding! :p

[Haha, macgirl pwnd me]
No pwnage whatsoever was intended in my response, my dear! :p

Macgirl, if you're under warranty, they'll just flat out replace your phone?
Youngbinks is right - if you're having issues with your battery while under warranty, they'll probably just give you a replacement iPhone. If you just want your battery replaced for the heck of it while it's still under warranty, I think they'll charge you the same amount they charge people out of warranty.
 

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No pwnage whatsoever was intended in my response, my dear! :p



Youngbinks is right - if you're having issues with your battery while under warranty, they'll probably just give you a replacement iPhone. If you just want your battery replaced for the heck of it while it's still under warranty, I think they'll charge you the same amount they charge people out of warranty.
The OP stated he or she is out of warranty so the poster will have to pay. I guess the poster could purchase a battery and change it their self (via instruction from YouTube video). My question is isn't this quite a task though? Mark
 

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The OP stated he or she is out of warranty so the poster will have to pay. I guess the poster could purchase a battery and change it their self (via instruction from YouTube video). My question is isn't this quite a task though? Mark
It is indeed quite a task. It doesn't bother me so much - every other smartphone I've had before from Palm, Nokia, Blackberry, and Sony Ericsson all had user-replaceable batteries but I never once changed a battery. Granted, I never kept them very long before moving on to the next exciting thing. ;) I've had the iPhone (if you count the time I had the first-generation model as well) the longest of any smartphone I've ever used.