- Nov 7, 2005
- Boston, MA
Can't speak for Staples but there are a zillion places that will replace your battery. Apple will not sell genuine OEM batteries to third-party repair places, so the battery you get will be aftermarket but in all likelihood just as good.Any truth that Apple forces you to use them for battery replacement or else the phone will stop working? Someone told me that they shut the Staples, etc. out of the battery replacement biz, forcing you to pay $200+ at the Apple Store.