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Offline The Red Rocket

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Re: Battery for iPhone5
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2018, 04:37:17 PM »
I bought an aftermarket battery at a small cell phone repair shop for $39.95. Seems to work fine so far but it's only been 6 hours.

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Re: Battery for iPhone5
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2018, 04:37:17 PM »
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Re: Battery for iPhone5
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 11:04:57 AM »
Don, lots of cheap replacements on ebay that come with instructions and all the tools you need to replace it yourself. Many under $10.

« Last Edit: February 02, 2018, 11:12:50 AM by Spyman48 »

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Re: Battery for iPhone5
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 10:52:30 AM »
Sorry looks like its for iPhone 6..

https://www.apple.com/iphone-battery-and-performance/

To address our customers’ concerns, to recognize their loyalty and to regain the trust of anyone who may have doubted Apple’s intentions, we’ve decided to take the following steps:
Apple is reducing the price of an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement by $50 — from $79 to $29 — for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced, available worldwide through December 2018. Details will be provided soon on apple.com.


Maybe if you call in or go to a store and cause a stink you can get the replacement cheaper.. otherwise have you considered buying a refurbished iPhone 6s?  I think I’ve seen them available for maybe $300..

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Re: Battery for iPhone5
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 10:47:02 AM »
Double check with the apple store.  Apple is in doo-doo over slowing older models on purpose as part of software updates.  Their excuse was that it was to help battery life etc.. now they are offering cheap battery replacement.

https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2017/12/28/16827248/apple-iphone-battery-replacement-price-slow-down-apology

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Battery for iPhone5
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 08:35:35 AM »
Does anybody have an old iPhone 5 lying around that I can scavenge a battery from for cheap? Mine's shot and a new battery is $100 at the Apple store. There are some cell phone repair shops near me and I'll try them but just thought I'd ask.

 

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