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#205084 29-Oct-2016 07:25
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Hi i was searching iPhone 5S battery and found "genuine OEM battery" on TM, for $15.

 

How does one tell whether it's genuine or not? 

 

(I won't use a non genuine one for risk of catching fire etc.)





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  #1660192 29-Oct-2016 07:43
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Don't trust any Traders on TM saying any Apple part is Genuine as I can tell you now it's BS

 

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  #1660205 29-Oct-2016 08:05
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I didn't think Apple ever sold their genuine parts.  To get an 'official' Apple repair they would swap your device out for a refurbished one.   In that case there is never any such thing as a 'genuine' Apple part?    





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  #1660207 29-Oct-2016 08:08
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Ok, how many people here have had their iphone batteries changed without sending to Apple? Thanks





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  #1660208 29-Oct-2016 08:11
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joker97:

 

Ok, how many people here have had their iphone batteries changed without sending to Apple? Thanks

 

 

0 I suspect


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  #1660219 29-Oct-2016 08:19
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Is there a free app that tells me how much charge is left on my battery?




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  #1660291 29-Oct-2016 09:54
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joker97: Is there a free app that tells me how much charge is left on my battery?


I downloaded a free app called "battery life" it tells you how much charge is left in mv. how much life is left in the battery and other things works on iPad and iPhone


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  #1660331 29-Oct-2016 11:30
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Linux:

 

joker97:

 

Ok, how many people here have had their iphone batteries changed without sending to Apple? Thanks

 

 

0 I suspect

 

 

So do we dump a $1500 phone every 1-3 years?





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  #1660333 29-Oct-2016 11:35
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joker97: Is there a free app that tells me how much charge is left on my battery?


I downloaded a free app called "battery life" it tells you how much charge is left in mv. how much life is left in the battery and other things works on iPad and iPhone

 

Thanks 





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  #1660373 29-Oct-2016 12:44
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joker97:

 

Ok, how many people here have had their iphone batteries changed without sending to Apple? Thanks

 

 

0 I suspect

 

 

So do we dump a $1500 phone every 1-3 years?

 

 

That's the way the manufacturers want it to work yes, and after 3 years it's only a $200 phone.  By that point pretty much nothing to lose so after-market may be perfectly adequate to extend the life a bit longer. Probably come from the same factory even.  





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  #1660377 29-Oct-2016 12:50
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Aftermarket worries me because of fire risk (or am I being paranoid). I had a cheap Samsung galaxy battery and man it cook cook an egg. Very close to ignition point of whatever's in there.





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  #1660436 29-Oct-2016 14:48
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Aftermarket worries me because of fire risk (or am I being paranoid). I had a cheap Samsung galaxy battery and man it cook cook an egg. Very close to ignition point of whatever's in there.



Products sold in nz have to be safe. I presume there is some government department in charge of checking products and policing it all, to keep kiwis safe.

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  #1660438 29-Oct-2016 14:50
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mattwnz:
joker97:

 

Aftermarket worries me because of fire risk (or am I being paranoid). I had a cheap Samsung galaxy battery and man it cook cook an egg. Very close to ignition point of whatever's in there.

 



Products sold in nz have to be safe. I presume there is some government department in charge of checking products and policing it all, to keep kiwis safe.

 

I doubt it ... who goes around checking every electrical item brand and model in every shop and every website and every ...





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  #1660441 29-Oct-2016 15:07
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mattwnz:
joker97:

 

Aftermarket worries me because of fire risk (or am I being paranoid). I had a cheap Samsung galaxy battery and man it cook cook an egg. Very close to ignition point of whatever's in there.

 



Products sold in nz have to be safe. I presume there is some government department in charge of checking products and policing it all, to keep kiwis safe.

 

This is a joke, yes?


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  #1660517 29-Oct-2016 16:18
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Aftermarket worries me because of fire risk (or am I being paranoid). I had a cheap Samsung galaxy battery and man it cook cook an egg. Very close to ignition point of whatever's in there.



You can cook an egg at 65C , that might feel hot but nothing is going to burst into flames.

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  #1660520 29-Oct-2016 16:31
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mattwnz:
joker97:

 

Aftermarket worries me because of fire risk (or am I being paranoid). I had a cheap Samsung galaxy battery and man it cook cook an egg. Very close to ignition point of whatever's in there.

 



Products sold in nz have to be safe. I presume there is some government department in charge of checking products and policing it all, to keep kiwis safe.

 

I doubt it ... who goes around checking every electrical item brand and model in every shop and every website and every ...

 

 

You would hope they would be at least testing sample batches, rather than relying on these cheap overseas manufacturers word of mouth.

 

Aren't retailers supposed to have Supplier certification of conformity for electrical products they sell. Although not sure on batteries, as they are low voltage, and maybe considered low risk.


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