I'm wondering about the battery of my iPod recently. - The battery runs like 4 hours, instead of promised 10 hours. I've had the first iPod model with me since around its release date. So I guess, the battery is a little bit tired by now. BTW, does Apple replace the battery for us? How much time you iPod owners can get out of a single charge? - Does iPod consume battery while it's not in use, like a Palm??? I'm under the impression that it does. That's because it dies after leaving it for a couple of weeks... - I've installed that battery amount display patch, but it still jumps from full charge to out of battery in like a couple of min while playing music. I've had dead iPod many times at the *BEGINNING* of my long trip!!!! Well, anyway, I'm curious about what you guys are experiencing, since it's been a while since the birth of iPod.