5th gen battery replacement - worth it?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by garya73, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. garya73 macrumors 6502

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    My 5th gen is having issues. One moment it will show that the battery is around 80% and then the next minute I get the 20% warning and it dies not too long after that.

    I usually have it plugged into my car stereo so this doesn't matter, but at some point I would like to use it by itself and obviously it's not going to work with this issue.

    My question is - is it worth it to have the battery replaced, or should I just buy a 6th gen? Mine is 64gb and I have 6.5gb free. If I would upgrade I would get a 128gb for future proofing.
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors 604

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    With the Additional memory and the cost of the battery replacement, you can find some fairly good sales on the 6th GEN iPod touch. I would just upgrade if it was me.
     
  3. Reno Raines macrumors 6502

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    Go with the 6. It is much faster and less laggy. I had a 5 and upgraded to a 6 and saw a much better performance and user experience.
     
  4. colodane macrumors 6502a

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    The 6G does indeed have superior performance compared with the 5G. I have both. However, it will not solve all of your battery life concerns. For details, search for battery life issues with the 6G on this forum.
     
  5. sorcery macrumors regular

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    Not worth replacing the battery. But wait a couple of weeks to make sure the 7G is not released with the new iPads.
     
  6. Aston441 macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't happen. Sigh.
     
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