Are all seemingly 'new' replacement batteries available for iPhones outside of Apple refurbs?
I ordered what I was expecting to be a new replacement battery for my 4s from [redacted], and while the battery looked new, it was dated as manufactured in 2012, and after checking the stats using the BatteryLife jailbreak app, it is showing 103 charge cycles already and 90% maximum capacity.
I expected it was a mistake so I contacted support and they were very prompt and sent me a replacement very quickly. The second one is also from 2012 and has 162 charge cycles on it! [redacted] seemed like a fairly reputable site and their service has been excellent but this has me scratching my head.
I thought maybe the BatteryLife app was at fault, but after switching back and forth from one battery to the next it seems to be properly reading the stats of each (ie. it isn't carrying the numbers from the last battery).
So a question for the experts - Are all seemingly 'new' replacement batteries available for iphones outside of apple refurbs? Trying to figure out if I am wasting my time trying to find an actual new one with no change cycles on it or if this is just an [redacted]issue.