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The $30 replacement iPhone battery – coming to a classifieds near you soon?

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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.

Red – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


3 Comments

  • … and you’ll be seeing more reports like those that have surfaced lately about cellphones catching fire or blowing up in people’s pockets.

    Cheap lithium-polymer batteries made from dodgy or not-up-to-manufacturers-specs cells are DANGEROUS.
    Lithium is highly reactive and will spontaneously combust.

    (I fly electric R/C planes and we’re having enough problems with high-quality cells exploding….)

  • The replacement ipod battery I got a while back from ipodjuice.com has been awesome. I’ll trust them to replace my iPhone battery too when the time comes. Less expensive doesn’t have to mean lower quality, they guarantee their batteries for ten years.

  • yeah, ipodjuice has really good, long lasting batteries.

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