While the future iPhone 14 does not include a charging brick and the battery replacement is going to run you $99 ($30 more than previous generations) at least you battery is replaceable. Most Android phones after 2010 switched to a non-removable battery mainly to make the phones thinner (by not having a removable back cover). Despite the name, non-removable batteries are removable, but not very easily. Most consumers will need to purchase specials tools or take their device to a repair shop.. However, many Android owners may not be aware of this or don’t want to bother with the hassle and just opt to buy a new device instead. This wasteful practice is something the EU trying to curb with their purposed new rules for electronic device makers.
It should be noted the above $99 price (once outside of the standard one-year warranty, or without AppleCare+) does require the consumer to bring their iPhone to an authorized Apple repair center for the battery to replaced.
Apple says it will cost $99 for the company to replace the battery in your iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. This is up from $69 for iPhone 13, a price increase of about 43%.
via 9to5 Mac