iPhone 4S Replacement Battery Supplier

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Aldo Raine, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. Aldo Raine

    Aldo Raine Guest

    I'd prefer not to have to shell out $79 at the Apple store but most of
    the reviews of iPhone replacement batteries suppliers are pretty
    discouraging.

    Anybody have a good one to recommend-- or should I just bite the bullet
    at the local Apple store?
     
    Aldo Raine, Dec 17, 2014
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  2. Aldo Raine

    Guest Guest

    for $79, have someone else do it and warrant their work. it's not worth
    the trouble to do it yourself.
     
    Guest, Dec 17, 2014
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  3. Aldo Raine

    Guest Guest

    for a crappy chinese battery, maybe.
     
    Guest, Dec 18, 2014
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  4. Aldo Raine

    Savageduck Guest

    Like the original?
    It will be a while before Apple is going to be able to get the new
    Tesla battery factory in Reno to become a battery source.
     
    Savageduck, Dec 18, 2014
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  5. Aldo Raine

    Guest Guest

    Like the original?[/QUOTE]

    apple's batteries aren't cheap crappy chinese batteries, plus they come
    with a warranty.

    the problem with ebay batteries is you never know what you're getting
    and good luck any kind of resolution if something does goes wrong.

    if there's a manufacturing defect, apple and other major companies
    (e.g., nikon, sony) will issue a recall, which has happened. that is
    *not* going happen with some noname chinese ebay special.

    the capacity is probably not what is claimed. how would anyone know?
    they can print any number on the side and who is going to verify it?
    nobody.

    the build quality is likely to be worse, which with lithium ion, can be
    very dangerous, as in fire or explosion.
     
    Guest, Dec 18, 2014
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  6. Aldo Raine

    Rod Speed Guest

    For the same chinese battery that apple uses, actually.
     
    Rod Speed, Dec 18, 2014
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  7. Aldo Raine

    Meanie Guest

    You do know all iPhone components come from China, right? Then the units
    are assembled in the USA.
     
    Meanie, Dec 18, 2014
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  8. Aldo Raine

    Rod Speed Guest

    They are assembled in China too.
     
    Rod Speed, Dec 18, 2014
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  9. Aldo Raine

    Guest Guest

    You do know all iPhone components come from China, right? Then the units
    are assembled in the USA.[/QUOTE]

    iphone components are made to different specs than noname chinese
    batteries found on ebay.
     
    Guest, Dec 18, 2014
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  10. Aldo Raine

    Guest Guest

    no. definitely not.
     
    Guest, Dec 18, 2014
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  11. Aldo Raine

    JF Mezei Guest


    It is possible it is from the same lithium-ion cells. But definitely not
    the same electrionics, packaging and connectors. Those are propretary to
    Apple. Cell size is particular to an iPhone, this is why I think it is
    quite possible it is the same cells. But the cheap knock-offs may get
    the discards from the real Apple production run, older stock that was
    not sold and is already aged (lithium-ion chemistry ages and loses
    ability to get charges over time).

    There are also elctronics involved. The cells have to have circuitry
    attached to them that act as a last ditch fuse to prevent over charge,
    or over discharge. This is likely not the same as what Apple uses.

    I assume that actual charging circuitry is inside the iPhone instead of
    being in battery.
     
    JF Mezei, Dec 18, 2014
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  12. Aldo Raine

    Rod Speed Guest

    Wrong, as always.
     
    Rod Speed, Dec 18, 2014
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  13. Aldo Raine

    Rod Speed Guest

    Wrong, as always.

    Plenty of the stuff you can buy on ebay or alibaba is
    made same specs in the same factory as what Apple uses.

    When you are producing them by the million for
    Apple, there isnt any point in making something
    else for the much smaller direct market.
     
    Rod Speed, Dec 19, 2014
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  14. Aldo Raine

    Rod Speed Guest

    The same battery in fact. That's been checked by plenty with teardowns.
    There is no electronics or packaging with a replacement battery.
    Like hell the battery connector is and China doesn’t give
    a flying red **** about what is proprietary anyway, you
    can buy generic USB charger cords any time you like.
    Absolutely certain in fact.
    That doesn’t happen with batterys for iphones.
    There is no point in keeping them on the shelf for years.
    Nope, not with iphone batterys.
    Not with iphone batterys. That stuff isnt changed
    when the battery itself needs to be changed because
    it doesn’t give enough time between charges anymore.
    It is in fact the original electronics, it doesn’t
    get changed with a battery change.
    It isnt an assumption, that can be seen in
    the teardowns and the battery swap videos.
     
    Rod Speed, Dec 19, 2014
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  15. Aldo Raine

    Meanie Guest

    Correct. Which is why Ebay (and others) actually sell Chinese OEM Apple
    products.
     
    Meanie, Dec 19, 2014
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  16. Aldo Raine

    Meanie Guest

    All? iPhones? Components?

    As with any manufacturer, quality control is key. Apple won't accept
    anything less. Considering the price of their products, it better be good.
     
    Meanie, Dec 19, 2014
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    Lewis Guest

    You think the iPhone batteries are crappy?
     
    Lewis, Dec 19, 2014
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  18. Aldo Raine

    Savageduck Guest

    Not crappy, but Chinese.
     
    Savageduck, Dec 19, 2014
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  19. Aldo Raine

    Rod Speed Guest

    I don’t believe Forbes has ever said that.

    In fact Forbes has said the exact opposite of that.
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/timwors...ing-to-the-us-it-would-cost-them-4-2-billion/
    Like hell they are. They are in fact assembled by Foxconn in China.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foxconn
    That's true.
     
    Rod Speed, Dec 19, 2014
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  20. Aldo Raine

    JF Mezei Guest

    Regulations require electronics be embedded with the cells to cut off
    power to prevent over charge and over discharge.

    For end of production models, it is quite likely that a large last batch
    of batteries is manufactured for spares.
    Yes. Regulations require the overcharge/discharge protection to be in
    the battery to prevent fires.

    This ranges form the latop problems of a few years ago all the way to
    the 787 fires due to batteries. Those electronics are absolutely required.
     
    JF Mezei, Dec 19, 2014
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