Another year, another unremovable battery for the iPhone?

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Another year, another unremovable battery for the iPhone?
Since the beginning, there was always this shroud of mystery accompanying the iPhone in every way – from the tight lipped stance of the company all the way to the construction of the device itself. So when Apple lost one of its lambs, their world seemingly turned upside down in a heartbeat and was considered out of character for a company that is regarded for its secrecy. Turning the attention away from how uncanny the whole situation has become, Gizmodo decided to focus their attention on the coveted handset before it'll undoubtedly be shipped back to the hands of Apple.

The tear-down of the handset revealed many things, but following suit to past iPhones, the one that they held in their custody shows that Apple is firm in keeping the battery unremovable – meaning that owners will have to resort to some extraordinary measures to get a battery replaced or installed; thus voiding the manufacturer's warranty at the same time. There is a distinct translucent tab right under the battery with the words “authorized service providers” tastefully noticeable to ward off would be owners that continuing their efforts will undoubtedly cost them their warranty – it's not to say that taking apart the handset to that point would've been justification as well. The process in getting to the battery seems intricate enough as two screws and a suction cup were required to be removed before getting access.

Digging a bit deeper into the phone, Gizmodo hit a barrier in an attempt to unearth what processor it was packing – whether it'd be the A4 processor from the iPad or something else. At this point, it'd be very unlikely if Apple ever decides to offer a removable battery for the iPhone – which goes to show how the device adds to Apple's legacy of keeping things wrapped up.

source: Gizmodo

Another year, another unremovable battery for the iPhone?

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10 Comments

1. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

My F$%king Ipod touch just died for the second time; the first lasted a year the second lasted 2 months. I'm tired of the apple battery. I'm just gonna use my droids media player and then get a WP7 phone and use the Zune feature for it.

2. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

For some reason I'm having trouble believing you. My friend's 1st gen iPod touch still works perfectly. Don't leave it charging overnight and when you're not at home in those docks crap.

3. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

Just go with Android and pick up a 32GB microSD or a few 16GB which are pretty cheap now.

4. dphins82

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I really don't understand how you are having that problem. I have a 2nd generation iPod Touch and I leave it on all day and keep it on the charger all night. I've had it for a little over a year. The battery is perfect.

7. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

xtroid2k...Your problem isnt your battery could be the device. I dont think you have an iPod Touch. Someone that loves Sprint, Android, and Windows devices as much as you does not own an iPod Touch. Maybe Steve Jobs made sure you got a shitty one because of all the trash you talk about Apple. Karma is a bitch.

8. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Or maybe thats why he talks trash?

5. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

Apple devices are able to have phenomenal battery life because of the locked down handset and unremoveable. The iPad is able to last much, much, much longer than the 10 hrs it claimed prior to launch. The new 13 inch macbook pro gets 10 hrs of battery life (maybe more). I am hoping that the next iPhone will continue the trend. I hate having to recharge a phone or a laptop halfway through the day its a huge inconvenience.

6. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

faulty is faulty..check for updates..if not call apple..duh

9. chris unregistered

So far i have had to charge my iphone 4 three times today..it was fully charged at 7:30am, by 1 o clock, without using it at all (i work in a hospital it was powered on but not touched, no texts nothing) the battery bar was on red. At 2pm i charged again and this time with a little bit of use (couple texts) it lasted until 6pm i had to use my emergency battery charger until i got home at 9:30pm to charge again...i work 13hr shifts and am unsure how i am gonna cope with such a rubbish battery, imagine if i'd made a couple of calls??

10. chris unregistered

So far i have had to charge my iphone 4 three times today..it was fully charged at 7:30am, by 1 o clock, without using it at all (i work in a hospital it was powered on but not touched, no texts nothing) the battery bar was on red. At 2pm i charged again and this time with a little bit of use (couple texts) it lasted until 6pm i had to use my emergency battery charger until i got home at 9:30pm to charge again...i work 13hr shifts and am unsure how i am gonna cope with such a rubbish battery, imagine if i'd made a couple of calls??

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