green union terrace chair wrote:Not having a door on the back of the phone for battery access means a smaller case. Not only for the phone, but the battery itself doesn't need to be completely sealed and modular (which reduces its size). A sealed body also has less access points for liquids.
Just wondering if you needed to have your intestinal tract expanded in order to ingest the amount of kool-aid it must have taken for you to buy into this bullshit? Gotta hand it to ya - you are DEFINITELY thinking different!
When your (3G iPhone) battery lasts 3 hours using Wifi, and battery technology is increasing at the pace it is increasing - having a replacable battery would have far more benefits than drawbacks. It doesn't take much common sense to know that these rechargable batteries lose their charge faster when they are being frequently charged and depleted. You've owned a cell phone before, yes?
Battery starting to suck, but everything else works great? Meh, just buy a whole new (multi-hundred-dollar) device. Apple can take that to the bank!
You can replace the MacBook Air battery - just unscrew the back and replace it. There is NO REASON they could not have done the same for these phones, and their iPods too.
It may be one of very few oversights on design, and I won't sit here and pretend it's enough to stop someone from buying in altogether, but let's not pretend it makes any logical sense from a consumer standpoint. It's bullshit and they should fix it - and they should have learned their less with the first iPod.