Over the last week I’ve had my battery on my iPhone 5 pretty much disintegrate in terms of battery capacity. The other day it even dropped from 100% to 1% in just a few hours, and I wasn’t even using it. Clearly the battery has had it.
This afternoon I took it into the Robina Apple Store, having booked a Genius appointment over the weekend. Despite my phone not being covered (bought in Hong Kong, not Australia), I paid up the $95 battery replacement fee. After half an hour they told me it still hadn’t helped, there must have been other issues with the hardware, so for the same fee just replaced my whole phone. Glad I do nightly backups!
Other than having to re-enter passwords for every app I regularly use (not sure why that doesn’t save for convenience), I now have a brand new iPhone 5. Just waiting on the iPhone 6 release though!