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In article<p1hrk10281@news3.newsguy.com>, PeterN
<"peter,newdelete"@deleteverizon.net> wrote:

> >> And what is so dire about getting a battery changed?
> > 
> > nothing. nobody is preventing anyone from doing exactly that.
> 
> How easy is it to replace a battery in an iPhone.

it depends on the iphone, but generally it's not that hard for someone
comfortable opening modern electronic devices. the tools are also
readily available for those who don't already have them, sometimes
included with the battery, as a complete kit.

for those not comfortable opening it up, apple charges $79 and that
comes with a full warranty and many times can be done while you wait at
an apple store.

third party repair shops can also swap batteries, however, both prices
and quality of work can vary. shop around.

>  From what I read, not very.

keep reading.

> Also see the comments to a pending NY right to repair bill. You will 
> have to look for them.
> <https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPhone+8+Plus+Battery+Replacement/98260...

i'm well aware of the right to repair bill and that ifixit, who has a
vested interest in it, is aggressively pushing for it.

now go check out what ifixit has to say about replacing a battery in a
microsoft surface laptop:
<https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Microsoft+Surface+Laptop+Teardown/92...
  Verdict: The Surface Laptop is not a laptop. It