Originally Posted by 8CoreWhore
It seems reasonable that removing those two screws will allow the back to snap off. What better reason than to change the battery? As such, you'll find the battery is no longer soldered on....
Originally Posted by wanchaiman
Yes.... that' what I thought
It'll be interesting to watch/monitor the working life expectancy of the battery over the course of 3G iPhone ownership. With all its chockablock features --- voice, video, iPod, email, aGPS, WiFi, etc --- a heavy user could really work a battery into the ground...
A few of many possible scenarios:
.... work a battery into the ground,
a: before the 1 year warranty expires
b: just after the 1 year warranty expires (gotta luv planned obsolescence
c: before a 2-year contract expires, thereby precluding a user from the customary new contract incentive, like an iPhone upgrade
d: and for our fellow Canadians, before a **3-year contract** expires (the lone option for an iPhone)
Having an easy(ier) battery access might be beneficial all 'round.