1. Speedygi's Avatar
    But I have no idea about pricing or such. I live in Singapore and was wondering if the pricing will be consistent throughout (29 dollars US) or there will be price differences. Just wondering about this before I head down I guess.
    06-12-2018 06:33 AM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    Check Apple’s website at https://support.apple.com.
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    06-12-2018 07:21 AM
  3. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Is it just me, or does $29 for a battery replacement seem............cheap?
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    06-12-2018 07:58 AM
  4. Speedygi's Avatar
    Is it just me, or does $29 for a battery replacement seem............cheap?
    It is and I am thinking that Apple really makes a loss on everyone of these.
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    06-12-2018 09:19 AM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    It is and I am thinking that Apple really makes a loss on everyone of these.
    I highly doubt that. Batteries aren’t the most expensive part of mobile devices. Apple may not earn as much as before on battery replacement but they’re definitely not losing money. Their profit is just considerably lower.
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    06-12-2018 09:57 AM
  6. doogald's Avatar
    But I have no idea about pricing or such. I live in Singapore and was wondering if the pricing will be consistent throughout (29 dollars US) or there will be price differences. Just wondering about this before I head down I guess.
    I just looked at the Singapore version of Apple's support site. The price should be S$38.

    https://support.apple.com/en-sg/ipho.../battery-power
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    06-12-2018 10:09 AM
  7. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Is it just me, or does $29 for a battery replacement seem............cheap?
    It is normally $79 for a battery replacement. They are doing them for $29 because of throttle gate
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    06-12-2018 10:14 AM
  8. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    It is normally $79 for a battery replacement. They are doing them for $29 because of throttle gate ������
    $79 still seems cheap to me.
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    06-12-2018 10:39 AM
  9. Garz's Avatar
    $79 still seems cheap to me.
    For a battery that likely costs them $3?
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    06-12-2018 11:05 AM
  10. Speedygi's Avatar
    For a battery that likely costs them $3?
    I highly doubt this.
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    06-12-2018 12:12 PM
  11. Garz's Avatar
    I highly doubt this.
    Ok maybe $5. They order these in mass. Do you seriously believe they pay much for these batteries. Come on.
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    06-12-2018 12:13 PM
  12. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I highly doubt this.
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    06-12-2018 12:24 PM
  13. doogald's Avatar
    For a battery that likely costs them $3?
    Well, there is also the cost of the labor to do the install. Plus, Apple warrants the battery for a while, I believe, so there is the possible future cost of more batteries and labor in an admittedly small number of cases.

    30 minutes to 1 hour of a technician to do the install, plus the cost of the machine that they use for this. Probably more than $25 for all of that per battery install, though maybe that's right on. They are probably doing this at their cost.
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    06-12-2018 01:33 PM
  14. Garz's Avatar
    Well, there is also the cost of the labor to do the install. Plus, Apple warrants the battery for a while, I believe, so there is the possible future cost of more batteries and labor in an admittedly small number of cases.

    30 minutes to 1 hour of a technician to do the install, plus the cost of the machine that they use for this. Probably more than $25 for all of that per battery install, though maybe that's right on. They are probably doing this at their cost.
    I get that. But I’m talking about just the cost of the battery itself. Apple can do these fir $29 and stay at cost of below with labor. They should not be making a profit on these. Somebody about mentioned they though $79 was cheap. I just disagree with that statement. It should just be $29 all the time.
    06-12-2018 02:12 PM
  15. Tartarus's Avatar
    I get that. But I’m talking about just the cost of the battery itself. Apple can do these fir $29 and stay at cost of below with labor. They should not be making a profit on these. Somebody about mentioned they though $79 was cheap. I just disagree with that statement. It should just be $29 all the time.
    You never pay what you should pay, you always pay more because other people also got to eat. It’s called doing business.
    Only when you pay double or even ten times more, it’s called capitalism.
    06-12-2018 02:30 PM
  16. Garz's Avatar
    You never pay what you should pay, you always pay more because other people also got to eat. It’s called doing business.
    Only when you pay double or even ten times more, it’s called capitalism.
    Let’s be real here. Do you think Apple is starving? Considering your iPhone can’t get full processor power if you want to avoid shut downs. Should Apple being marking up battery replacement? No. That’s a service they should be doing at cost which is probably the $29 they are charging. Since Apple couldn’t figure out how to avoid this, $29 should be a permanent pricing. Not a temporary thing. Leave the profits to sales. Not a required servicing of a slow iPhone after its 1 year old.
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    06-12-2018 03:50 PM
  17. Tartarus's Avatar
    Let’s be real here. Do you think Apple is starving? Considering your iPhone can’t get full processor power if you want to avoid shut downs. Should Apple being marking up battery replacement? No. That’s a service they should be doing at cost which is probably the $29 they are charging. Since Apple couldn’t figure out how to avoid this, $29 should be a permanent pricing. Not a temporary thing. Leave the profits to sales. Not a required servicing of a slow iPhone after its 1 year old.
    Wowsersssss..
    Apple’s service is already beyond and above. And it is a know fact that batteries deplete over time. Offering to change them is a service in itself, asking a certain price for that service is their prerogative.

    For example: your car dealer charges you money for new tires every few years, doesn’t it? For a price? I rest my case.
    06-12-2018 04:17 PM
  18. doogald's Avatar
    I won't be surprised if Apple continues the $29 (or at least lower cost) battery replacement program after 2018. And I won't be surprised if it just goes back to $79. I think it could go either way.

    Every battery replacement not only has a cost in labor, it has an opportunity cost that keeps the Genius Bar so busy that customers have to wait a few days for a appointment (I just checked my local store; the earliest appointment is in two days; back in March, it was four days. This is one of the reasons why I always keep my old phone when I upgrade, so at least I have something if my phone fails). Keeping the price higher will reduce service calls so that the GB can continue to provide service for other important issues. If Apple returns to doing a battery service only if your battery fails diagnostics, even for lower cost, maybe that will be a good compromise going forward?
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    06-12-2018 04:44 PM
  19. Speedygi's Avatar
    Well, there is also the cost of the labor to do the install. Plus, Apple warrants the battery for a while, I believe, so there is the possible future cost of more batteries and labor in an admittedly small number of cases.

    30 minutes to 1 hour of a technician to do the install, plus the cost of the machine that they use for this. Probably more than $25 for all of that per battery install, though maybe that's right on. They are probably doing this at their cost.
    And also that explains why they are only doing it till the end of the year, or so I heard.
    06-12-2018 07:31 PM
  20. Speedygi's Avatar
    I won't be surprised if Apple continues the $29 (or at least lower cost) battery replacement program after 2018. And I won't be surprised if it just goes back to $79. I think it could go either way.

    Every battery replacement not only has a cost in labor, it has an opportunity cost that keeps the Genius Bar so busy that customers have to wait a few days for a appointment (I just checked my local store; the earliest appointment is in two days; back in March, it was four days. This is one of the reasons why I always keep my old phone when I upgrade, so at least I have something if my phone fails). Keeping the price higher will reduce service calls so that the GB can continue to provide service for other important issues. If Apple returns to doing a battery service only if your battery fails diagnostics, even for lower cost, maybe that will be a good compromise going forward?
    Lets hope they keep these battery replacements, but I'm speaking from the consumer side. If Apple is "going over backwards" for these replacements, selling them at cost, then I can certainly understand if they won't be doing it long term. And it looks like they won't.
    06-12-2018 07:41 PM
  21. pkcable's Avatar
    I'm actually with Leo (Garz) on this one. It should be 29 always. Also my battery has held up VERY well over the almost 2 years (Sept will be 2 years). I was going to do the replacement just so I could say brand new battery when I go to sell it, BUT I'm at 92% capacity! I can't do the replacement in good conscience! lol
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    06-12-2018 08:00 PM
  22. Steve Adams's Avatar
    Anyone who has had their battery replaced, did the phone look and perform as it did before the swap? I know I had a couple replaced in other iphones, but sometimes the phone did not "fit" right after. Any thoughts? We are looking at getting 2 new batteries this august at the apple store in Halifax when we visit. We have no apple store near us.
    06-14-2018 03:44 AM
  23. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Anyone who has had their battery replaced, did the phone look and perform as it did before the swap? I know I had a couple replaced in other iphones, but sometimes the phone did not "fit" right after. Any thoughts? We are looking at getting 2 new batteries this august at the apple store in Halifax when we visit. We have no apple store near us.
    I’ve only had one battery replaced but I could not tell the difference afterward. It was flawless. I’m not surprised though considering Apple’s attention to detail. If you were to get the work done through a third party...well I can’t vouch for the quality of their work.
    06-14-2018 05:07 AM
  24. Steve Adams's Avatar
    I’ve only had one battery replaced but I could not tell the difference afterward. It was flawless. I’m not surprised though considering Apple’s attention to detail. If you were to get the work done through a third party...well I can’t vouch for the quality of their work.
    We will only go through an apple store for this for that very reason. Thank you.
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    06-14-2018 05:12 AM
  25. Garz's Avatar
    Wowsersssss..
    Apple’s service is already beyond and above. And it is a know fact that batteries deplete over time. Offering to change them is a service in itself, asking a certain price for that service is their prerogative.

    For example: your car dealer charges you money for new tires every few years, doesn’t it? For a price? I rest my case.
    Yes every few years. But should people phones be throttled after one year? No. They shouldn’t deplete that fast.
    06-14-2018 08:50 PM
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