iPod mini 1st/2nd gen question

Discussion in 'iPod' started by greg555, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. greg555 macrumors 6502a

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    The battery life went from 8 to 18 hours from the first to the second generation. Was this due to switching to a better battery, improved electronics, or both?

    The reason I ask is that I'm thinking of buying a 1st gen mini and suspect the battery will need replacing soon (a year or so). So I'm wondering if the battery life would improve beyond the 8 hour rating.

    Thanks - Greg
     
  2. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    I think it mostly had to do with better batteries. I had a 1st gen green mini for a while and I was looking into buying a new battery for it. Most of the ones available say you can get up to 16hours of running time.
     
  3. greg555 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks wwooden.

    Greg
     
  4. crazydreaming macrumors 6502a

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    Recently I heard a similar post and someone said the batteries were in fact the same but it was the electronics that change... Not too sure if I heard it right or not; but you might want to wait for a few more replies or do some more research.
     

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