Reply to post: Re: OMG!

Ohm my God: If you let anyone other than Apple replace your recent iPhone's battery, expect to be nagged by iOS

Loyal Commenter Silver badge

Re: OMG!

Part of the issue is that lithium ion batteries just don't last forever. I've read that as a rule of thumb, a battery loses 1/5 of it's capacity every 1000 charge cycles, and about the same amount every 12 months if left unused.

The fact that most modern phones have batteries that are not designed to be replacable is just a sign that they have designed-in obsolescence. I don't know about you, but if I'm going to spend £1000 on something, I'd want it to not wear out after 3 years.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY TECH NEWSLETTER

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019