iPod Proposal: How About A User Removable Battery Apple?

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. Gymnut macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2003
    Interesting but obvious concept. There has to be a reason as to why Apple did not consider this originally when the first generation iPods were released. If cell phones are able to have removeable batteries allowing for swapping out of a dead one for a fresh one, I'm sure it can be done with the iPod. Albeit I imagine the extra batteries will be on the pricey side, but then again, if you're able to plunk down $300+ for an mp3 player, then maybe an additional $50+ wouldn't be so bad an investment in the long run.
  3. ITR 81 macrumors 65816

    Oct 24, 2003
    You can change the the old iPod battery in like 5 mins with DIY kit.

    It takes around 10 mins with the new 3rd gens.

    I'm not worried because I still have another yr and 8 months on my AppleCare.

    I rather have a slim design then some stupid looking opening battery door on the back side or have it any bigger.
  4. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    That design is FUGLY...

    Ech horrible.

    I mean I would like a battery you could remove as long as it doesn't kill style or slimness.

  5. Sabenth macrumors 6502a


    Jan 24, 2003
    Apple designed the iPod battry issue for the replacment battry scheeme. its all been worked out to take cash of us no matter what ..

    iPod gear
    iPod + iTunes + store
    iPod apple care
    iPod battry replacement

    yep money all the way..

    but a real great desgin though lol:)
  6. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

    Aug 9, 2000
    i don't own an ipod, but as an admirer, i would think that having a user-replaceable battery (and the consequencial aesthetics) is a very non-apple thing to do. they like to make us deal with what they give us. but as stated, the battery can be replaced, so if you're really into it, you can do it no problem.

    i vote no.

    just my opinion :D

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