Took iPhone to the genius bar, was told it was dead.
So my iPhone decided to stop charging last night and it eventually ran out of juice. Walked into the local Genius Bar today and was told that it was dead after running some diagnostic tests connected to a laptop. Was quoted £330 for a ‘like for like’ replacement. I then decided to try my luck in a repair shop down the road, they fixed it in 20 minutes for £30. Turns out it just needs a battery replacement.
EDIT: (ex-)Geniuses stop getting so uptight! It’s more about how Apple have to change its policy and procedures or it will start losing customers. I have absolutely nothing against Geniuses themselves.
UPDATE: I guess the battery does drain much faster than usual after the fix but I’m using a power bank to counter that. A bandage fix is better than no fix imo. Sure I’m just delaying the problem, but saying that my phone’s dead was definitely not an accurate description.