The deputy head of Apple Europe (sorry, forgot his name!) was interviewed on 5Live radio this morning. He said that the expected price of mini-iPods is £200 (as expected). He also said the battery replacement programme will be available in the UK sometime in the spring, and that the price will be decided nearer the time, but was expected to be in the range of £100-£150 (what's the betting it will be nearer £150!). The interviewer did point out that, taking into account the current exchange rates, the mini-iPod should cost roughly £140 and the battery replacement about £60. The Apple guy's reply was that "other factors", including VAT, had to be taken into account. A question to those in the US: when you buy an mini-iPod for, say, $250, do you pay sales tax on top of that?