Re: The point is
Ok. Currently, the exchange rate for £50 to US$ comes out to $79.66. I can purchase, from Amazon, a genuine Apple OEM replacement battery for a total, including shipping, of $4.85
This means Apple "Genius Bar" is charging at least $75 labor to change a damned iPhone battery, that I can change, if I were so inclined, to sully my hands even touching an Apple product.
I make certain, before I decide on purchasing a mobile phone, laptop, and pretty much most rechargeable devices, that the batteries are consumer replaceable, WITHOUT TOOLS! Every one of the several mobile phones I, and my wife, have owned, have had easily accessible, replaceable batteries. Same for our laptops. My Motorola ORIGINAL Droid mobile was used by me until it died. 5+ years, with one battery replacement at a cost of $3.85 for a new OEM unit off eBay. My wife still uses her Droid, now over 6 years, with the second battery that I had. I now have a Galaxy S3. Same type battery configuration. Pop the back off , pull the battery, put another in, pop the back on. 5 year old non Apple laptop, slide the battery locking latch off, pull the battery, slide the replacement battery back in which locks itself. My total cost, for a new, higher capacity 9 cell battery was $22. The new Mac laptops cost you $200 to have the "Genius bar" disassemble it, replace the battery, then reassemble it. No thanks for an already grossly overpriced product.