Good Grief

I thought Apple was serious about the cel phone market until I read this. My poor, poor parents.

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5 thoughts on “Good Grief”

  1. Ouch. Is this really any different than the iPod? Battery will go bad in 2-3 years, and you cannot easily replace it. I guess the difference is that you may still want (or need) to your iPhone, but most of us can live without our music for a couple of days.

  2. Another ouch. To be honest, I have not read that much about the iPhone. I have a phone for work, so I am not going to pick up a spare just to listen to my music and surf the web. One year of cell phone charges is ridiculous.

  3. Actually, the official word is that 400 charges should be about a year and a half to two years. but they are claiming 300-400 charges as the range. I’m guessing that two years isn’t out of the question.

  4. I don’t think they’re saying the battery dies after 400 charges.

    The battery starts to decline in charging to full capacity after 400 charges.

    How steep that decline, who knows.

    Lot of smart phones have bigger batteries and need more frequent recharges. Of course, many of them have user-replaceable batteries.

    Third party services sprang up for the iPod to replace batteries for less than what Apple was charging. That will probably happen as well with the iPhone.

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