Batteries are nice to play with. They're $0.10 a unit and not a big loss if broken or lost... Mics not so much ¬¬
Yeah, they're my favourite mics so I panicked when I saw them hanging from my puppy's teeth. First thing I thought was "Fuck, my contribution to the Amsterdam multicam has just gone south " and then I realized the caps weren't damaged. I will get them rewired by a professional, possibly a electronic store's salesman I'm friends with. I could try to fix it myself but the result could be a mess and really ugly.
Though a bit older, maybe of interest as a tour is coming up, I add this new info:
Soundman modified the Zoom iQ6 (for Apple Lightning) and replaced the mic capsules with a 3.5 jack so you can use external mics. it's 165€ standalone (modified by hand) and with a fitting app (I chose Dictaphone (records wav 48/32) and bought the sharing addon for 1,99€ for uploading to OneDrive, Googledrive, Dropbox, FTP or iCloud). Used it last week and the result was stunning. in flight mode it used 10% battery of my iPhone 7plus for 3 hours of recording. You need some free space of course, my recordings made up about 4GB.