Is your iPhone battery schizophrenic?
Mine is. I purchased a iPhone 3GS on release day back in June of 2009. It was the latest and greatest iPhone from Apple. Today my iPhone is on life support! I took it to the doctor (Apple Store) yesterday and they said that it couldn't be operated on. I could get a "new" i.e. refurbished iPhone 3GS for $49.00 along with another 2 year contract from AT&T. Wow, pay another $49.00 for a phone that is already outdated and about to be updated with the release of the iPhone 5 later this year. Sure there are 3rd party vendors that replace batteries or you can do it yourself for about $30.00. Problem is I'm not that handy taking apart electronic stuff and I will most likely break whatever I'm trying to fix. What is one to do? Upgrade to an iPhone 4 now for another $199 and not be eligible for another upgrade for 24 months. I'm really not thrilled about spending any money on a outdated piece of equipment but the purchase of a new unsubsidized phone starting at $650 is somewhat unrealistic for most people. My solution although temporary was to purchase an external battery case for my iPhone 3GS for $38.99 at Best Buy. Hopefully this will be good enough until the iPhone 5 comes out later this year.