Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Has anyone who has bought an iPhone thought this through: What are you going to do when the battery wears out? IIRC, the life expectancy of the battery is 2 years. I don't know about you, but whenever a company brags about battery longevity, either between chargings or need for replacement, I am inclined to heavily discount those claims.
While it is true that Apple has graciously agreed to replace deceased batteries for $85.95 (including shipping), I am wondering how do you plan to communicate with others while your phone is enroute to Apple , the three business days it is at Apple having all the data stored inside erased while the new battery is installed, and then on its way back home?
Apple says not to worry, they will rent you a phone for the 10 days to two weeks it will probably take for only $29.95! I doubt it will have your telephone number, though. Another $116 tacked onto the expense of the phone seems pretty steep. Anyone care to bet how many people end up not wanting to go through the hassle of replacing their battery and just buy a new one?
Apple's not just betting on it, they are counting on it, I'm sure.
at 9:02 PM