Re: [NTLK] [OT] Re: iBattery

From: W. Guy Finley <>
Date: Tue Jul 10 2007 - 19:17:04 EDT

This is really the silliest thing I've seen and if this is the
biggest nit to pick well, that shows you what a great product the
iPhone is.

Here's why it's silly and I can only speak from my own experience. I
have carried a cell phone for 15 years and I've carried a cell phone
for work for 10 years. They have ranged from the "bag phones" to the
first Motorola flips, to several Nextels when they were the size of
walkie-talkies and then got smaller and then the recent wave of both
GSM and CDMA phones that I have owned on my own and been issued at
work. Some I've carried for a few years, 4 being the longest if I
recall. I've also carried a Handspring Prism with a non-serviceable
rechargeable battery. Now, through all this time, all these years,
daily use and charging, including hours on my work cell phones every
day (I work from my car) how many batteries have I replaced on those
15 years?


I've never bought a cell phone battery PERIOD, hasn't happened. So
why am I supposed to care that I can't replace the iPhone battery
myself? To someone who has constantly used cell phones for 15 years
yet never bought a cell phone battery it's really beyond me.


On Jul 10, 2007, at 5:11 PM, Lord Groundhog wrote:

> ~~~ On 2007/07/10 18:15, Sonny Hung at wrote ~~~
>> And they are creating a market for themselves and
>> others to replace batteries. This is in my mind what companies do.
>> They are
>> not here to create anything for you to tinker with but to use and if
>> anything needs to be repaired then it will either be repaired under
>> warranty, extended warranty or third party repairs. This helps
>> prevent
>> damage by end users other than dropping or getting it wet... now
>> many of us
>> may not like this or agree with the design but it's a very well
>> orchestrated
>> product with many things taken into consideration. Maybe my points
>> are not
>> all accurate but it's close IMO as this follows lead to the iPod
>> and it's
>> battery. Apple handles it or you are out of warranty.
> Sonny,
> With respect, I think this is exactly what so many of us are
> complaining
> about: it feels like Apple is treating its customer base (one of
> the most
> loyal, trusting and eager teams of unpaid proselytizers for any
> company in
> the world) like cash-cows.
> I'm really glad my MagLite wasn't manufactured and sold with the same
> mentality. Ditto my non-Apple portable CD player and my non-Apple
> cell-phones ... :)
> Shalom.
> Christian
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