You also in bangalore? Yeah i was also thinking to replace my battery now i am thinking of postpone it to sometime later.Here is the update to the story.
I did visit Iplanet - Banashankari 3rd Stage (Premium Apple Store) and the quote without even looking at the device for battery replacement is Rs.4850(not sure tax part). "IF" you need consultation to understand if your device needs battery replacement or NOT, that would cost you Rs.200. But you replace if irrespective of advice, that cost is waived off.
On the other topic, if you want to enroll exchange program to have your device exchanged for newer version, you will be getting nearly 13K provided you have have original charger, cable, earphone, box and bill (mandatory).
It's a good thing, you guys advised me to keep the device for at least 2-3 years and just change battery after some time.
An iphone 7 has a perfectly good camera. Why would you need better ?I am still using the iPhone 7 I got over 1.5 years ago. I am not a power user and use phone only for calls, text, mails and whatsapp and the 7 with iOS 13 is perfectly fine for that usage. I will use it till Q1 next year and upgrade to the 11 as photography on the go is becoming important to me these days. You should try and use the 8 for 1 more year and try and upgrade to the iPhone 12 when it comes out.
Lithium battery manufacturers usually rate a lithium battery that reaches 80% as EOL. But here is the thing, a lithium battery that has dropped to 80% of its original capacity degrades gracefully. It's capacity does not drop off a cliff like a lead acid battery would after it passed its EOL number.says 82%... End of days???? How long do you think i have time to have this disposed????
Told you on the top post all iPhone models of 6,7 save 8 costs same. That is 4850 INR. Tax not sureAn iphone 7 has a perfectly good camera. Why would you need better ?
In fact before the 7 i did not consider the regular iphone as good enough.
The later phones add more cameras and this decreases the sensor size as a downside. This is the case with most others as well.
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Lithium battery manufacturers usually rate a lithium battery that reaches 80% as EOL. But here is the thing, a lithium battery that has dropped to 80% of its original capacity degrades gracefully. It's capacity does not drop off a cliff like a lead acid battery would after it passed its EOL number.
It takes typically 500 cycles to get to 80% and possibly another 1000 to get to a point where it needs to be replaced when its at 40 to under 50% of its original capacity. Course how long this takes depends on you not doing deep discharges often or subjecting the battery to high temperatures, either of which will drop capacity sooner. I don't know how feasible this is considering ambient temperatures in India generally hover between 35 & 40 degrees C. A good time to recharge is when the battery is 40 - 50 instead of 10 -20. Again your use case or pattern may dictate whether this is possible or not.
You could always get the battery replaced earlier if you find the capacity unsatisfactory.
How much would a battery replacement cost for your iphone ? any idea ?
Battery gauge is at best an approximation. More cosmetic than meaningful.Not exactly end of days. But once it drops to 80% or less, iOS may throttle the device. I got my current phone with 95%+ battery. After 25 months of using it, it's at 82%. Degradation from 87/88 to 82 was quite slow.
Its expensive compared with others. At that price i'd insist on seeing the manufacture date before it was installed.Told you on the top post all iPhone models of 6,7 save 8 costs same. That is 4850 INR. Tax not sure
Why is it necessary to examine the phone to do a mere battery replacement ?Authorised Apple service will be only from the service partners listed here: https://locate.apple.com/in/en/
Everyone else will use aftermarket Chinese batteries are not made by Apple and will not carry the 6 months warranty. Its unlikely for an Apple authorised service partner to provide a quote on phone without checking your phone.
in what ways will the 11 give you photos the 7 cannot ? All these wide or tele lenses have smaller sensors than the primary which also became smaller to incorporate the extra cameras.But ya, don't be desperate to change right away unless you have a specific need. Like in my case, photography on the go is becoming important so I will upgrade my 1.5 yrs old iPhone 7 to the 11 sometime next quarter when stocks are freely available online. Otherwise I would have stayed with my 7 for another 6 - 9 months easily.