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iPhone Battery

Postby eyeFone » Sat, 26 Apr 2008 7:25 am

Will be relocating to Singapore within the next two months and in a dilema about whether to bring my iPhone. It is an unlocked one, legitimately purchased in the states.

On top of any potential maintenance I might need to have done (unbricking, firmware update etc) I've been told by a fellow user that the battery only lasts 300-400 charges and after that only apple engineers can replace it.

So my question is will apple repair centres in Singapore do this on an unlocked phone? Do youthink someone will find a way to do this (non-official route)?

Looking forward to your thoughts.

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Postby durain » Sat, 26 Apr 2008 7:31 am

the battery doesnt come under apple's international warranty, so apple will charge you for the replacement. i dont think they will bother if your iPhone has been jailbreak.

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Postby eyeFone » Sat, 26 Apr 2008 8:11 am

Thanks, I don't mind paying. I thought maybe they won't do it on principle....

But after thinking about it, you're probably right and they don't care! Must be getting paranoid in my old age

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Postby durain » Sat, 26 Apr 2008 8:17 am

by the time your iPhone battery is dead, you probably want to buy a new iPhone with 3G. :mrgreen:

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Postby -jt- » Sun, 27 Apr 2008 7:59 pm

no worries la i have an iphone here in singapore just bring it to a third part cellphone shop and they can load a new battery there. or if you can find a way to get a battery from the us and just have the singapore guys put it in that would be much better. apple service shop here wont entertain you with your iphone queries

by the way singtel rumors iphone landing in singapore on june/july

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Postby eyeFone » Mon, 28 Apr 2008 10:11 pm

That will be interesting. I wonder what kind of plan you have to get suckered into. But then again from what I've seen before Singaporean mobile companies often lock you into a long contract and only subsidise the phone a little bit.

Apart from the iphone, in the UK you'll see many of the latest phones for less than £20, many free, provided you sign a contract.


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