Okay, let me see if I understand this correctly... I purchased my iPod last June, and it comes with a standard one year warrenty... So, it will be 11 months this april from the time I purchased my iPod, or last June.. Now, april comes around and I decide I want to take my iPod in for service at a local apple store... I take the ipod to the genious bar and tell the tech to replace the battery in the ipod b/c the charge isn't holding out as long as it used to.. Now if I understand correctly, the "genious" should replace my ipod battery free of charge b/c it is still under warrenty, am I right? I mean thats what I want to do, have the battery replaced just before my warrenty expires so as I don't have to pay 99 smackers a month later... Also, if this is correct, do they give me a "new" model of my 3g or do they take my "old" 3g and just swap the battery out? How does that work?