1st Gen Touch - Battery Finally Degrading

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Stuart in Oz, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Stuart in Oz macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2008
    Sydney, Australia
    I bought my first gen Touch the week they came out, back in October 2007 if I remember right.

    I've finally noticed the battery life is shortening the last couple of weeks - especially when I play processor intensive games like Tetris. Music still gives me hours, but Tetris reduces a charge life to about 45 minutes.

    I was just wondering what other 1st gen owner's experiences have been? Are your original batteries still going strong? Or have they already been replaced?
  2. Pain macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    I have the crappiest iPod touch battery alive - with a combination of music, Facebook and some other applications, I'm usually charging it EVERY day, when I use it for a maximum of an hour and a half.
  3. Drifte macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2008
    yea battery life seems pretty short on my 1g as well. Whats involved in getting a new battery? Send it in I guess?:(
  4. sjleworthy macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2008
    Penarth, Wales, UK
    aye, send it to Apple (or via an Apple store). i think a replacement battery costs around $80 (make sure it's no jailbroken too).

    i bought my 1st gen Touch around september/october 2007, and been using it every day more or less ever since. dont yet notice the battery drop as i plug mine in for 7 or 8 hours a day on charge, but i'm sure expecting it.

    anyone know how many charges Apple claim the batteries can take? i must surely be somewhere between 400-500.
  5. Pain macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
  6. ThunderBull4 macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2008
    2G is spose to have a better battery, but that's to compensate for the external speaker :(
  7. muldul macrumors 6502

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Sussex, England, UK
    Mine is still around 20 hours of music and 3 and half of video, got it the week it came out
  8. petes63 macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2008
    I am not sure if the battery itself is better in the 2nd gen. All I have heard from Apple just says "Improved battery life". This could mean that the device itself is more efficient, rather than the battery being better, or having a higher capacity.

    The 2nd gen uses the same battery technology (lithium), so I expect that the life of the battery will be similar. I am sure this Apple webpage has been posted before:


    "A properly maintained iPod battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 400 full charge and discharge cycles".

    It applies to all iPods.

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