i have the 10 GB 3rd gen iPod. obviously, it's less than a year old and still covered by the warranty. yesterday, i noticed that the headphone broke. the white cable cover had slipped off and bare wires are visible. it's still functional, but i imagine it's just a matter of time before it breaks due to exposure to elements/hazards. this weekend, i was planning on going to the apple store to get iLife. incidentally, this apple store is where i purchased the ipod. i'm going to take the headphone with the receipt to see if they'd give me a new one under the warranty. what do you think of my chances? in case they won't give me a new one for free, do you think i should purchase the headphone/remote set? in the ear headphone?