iPod IPOD Battery question.....(again)

mikebatho

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Jun 1, 2004
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I'm debating getting an ipod.

I'm aware of all the bells & whistles, I just need some advice about batteries.

And I know how techy these forums can get, so keep it simple please guys.

OK. What is the availability on replacement batteries for the current gens of ipod regular & mini? can you provide uk prices?

Are these details still going to apply when my ipod runs down for good, or am I better buying one when I buy the unit....

Ta.
 

rainman::|:|

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Feb 2, 2002
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Well your iPod battery should (um, yeah, *should*) hold out for a few years, so i wouldn't buy a second battery now, it'll be aged by the time you use it. Considering the popularity of the iPod, and the number of units out there, I think it's safe to say that battery replacement programs will still be around in a few years. Now I don't know about UK prices, but in the states it's $50 (to a 3rd party vendor) to replace it yourself, $100 to have Apple do it for you. So £95 and £190 respectively through the exchange rate, tho I doubt it's that expensive in truth. Do a google on it and you'll probably locate a UK reseller for batteries.

Edit: Yeah, it's much cheaper. See if this link works: Link. They have batteries for £30 and a replacement service for £60. Don't know if Apple does an official replacement service or not over there.
 
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