iPhone Replacement Battery Will Cost You
…if you buy from Apple.
After being pressured by the Foundation for Consumer and Taxpayer Rights, Apple finally released details about iPhone’s battery replacement procedure, and to some people it is clear why the company kept a secret in the first place.
iPhone’s battery will cost $79 to replace, plus $6.95 for shipping. The iPhone battery replacement process will take 3 days.
Will Apple give you a loaner iPhone while you wait the 3 days? Of course… for an additional $29. That’s over $100 just to change your iPhone’s battery, which is said to last only 400 charges.
Referring to consumer outrage over the iPhone’s battery replacement cost, iPhone reviewer Walt Mossberg said of Apple:
Some of them might be waking up now, wondering who they got in bed with.
Will this info stop you from buying an iPhone?
Update: A much better bet is to purchase replacement batteries from third-party sellers such as the following on Amazon, and replace your battery yourself:
Replacing your iPhone battery is easy. Learn how to perform your own battery replacement on YouTube.