Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Bad Apple

This little fact would probably really dampen sales of the Apple iphone, which is probably why Apple didn't make it widely known: the battery can't be replaced by the user.

Yup. Plunk down hundreds for an iphone, and when the battery runs out in a year or so, send it back to Apple.

And wait.

What is the strategy behind this, besides ticking people off, and ensuring that the iphone is not chosen for corporate use or as a land line replacement?

1 comment:

Zach W. said...

Yeah, the fact that the battery can't be replaced by the user is more than a little disconcerting, given all the problems Apple's had with batteries for iPods and the like. Personally, if I'm going to shell out five or six hundred dollars for a phone/PDA/etc., I want to know that the thing isn't going to up and die on me in a year or less, with no chance of me being able to easily replace the battery.