Hear that noise? It’s the sound of a thousand Far East workshops beavering away to produce replacement iPhone batteries. At this rate the iPhone is going to end up one of the most hacked gadgets ever delivered to this sorry excuse for a planet.
Currently, the official battery replacement service for iPhone requires sending the iPhone to Apple. iPhone is sealed and is not “user-servicable”. Apple charges $79 plus shipping to replace battery. Skyway target is to manufacture self-replaceable battery with target retail price of $30. Forget about 8 hours battery life and Apple warranty. If you are after specs and manufacturer’s warranty, cheap copycat substitute batteries are not for you anyway. Liang’s confidence that his product will find buyers is based on years of survival and re-engineering skills of his team.