1st Gen Touch - Battery Finally Degrading

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

  1. Stuart in Oz macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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  6. ThunderBull4 macrumors 6502

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

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    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

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    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:

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/ipods.html

    "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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