Monday, July 09, 2007

Did You Get an iPhone?

iPhone media blitz missed battery 'fee'
Posted: Monday, July 9 at 06:00 am CT by Bob Sullivan

While hundreds of thousands of eager consumers waited anxiously for the iPhone last week, most probably didn’t know about the hidden fee attached to their purchase.

Now the obvious question is this: With all the words spoken and written about the iPhone prior to launch, why didn't someone tell them?

The iPhone battery will only survive about 300-400 recharges, the company says. Because the unit is sealed, consumers can't swap out dead batteries. Instead, dead phones must be sent to Apple, where battery replacement will take three business days and cost $79 plus a $6.95 shipping charge. Those who can't live without their cell phones for those three days can rent a spare iPhone for $29.

This pricey, and apparently inevitable, aftercharge never made it into any of the voluminous news stories written and filmed about the iPhone prior to its launch on June 29. Why not?

read whole story here


meleah rebeccah said...

iWait for my iPhone. iWant one, but iCant afford one.

Dazd said...

iHear you..iMay want one but don't know for sure.

iCan't decide. lol

bng said...

Do some research. At between 300 and 400 charges, the battery will be at 80% of its original capacity. Poor journalism.

cmk said...

Sorry, I DEFINITELY don't do Apple products. So, doesn't affect me in the least. :)