Apple looks to put some of those
worries to rest with its announcement of a battery replacement
program for the iPhone. Should your iPhone's battery ever need
replacement, Apple will do the deed for $79
plus $6.95 shipping. Apple says that the repair will take three
business days not counting shipping to and from the repair center.
All data on your iPhone will be erased
when you send it off, so Apple suggests that you backup all of your
important information with iTunes before sending it off.
Considering that an iPhone sent in for
servicing could be out of the owners hand for as much as a week or
more (including shipping time), Apple has another program in place
for customers. If you absolutely can't live without your iPhone,
Apple will rent
you an iPhone for $29 while your device is being serviced.
In the end, it seems like a pretty big
hassle for what could be accomplished with a simple, user-replaceable
battery. Hopefully, Apple will take this into consideration for the