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  1. #1
    scottiedave
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    Default iPod has life of 18 months only ?

    I heard that the iPod can be used for 18 months only , once 18 months have passed , the built-in battery can not be used anymore and it's expensive to replace it , is that true?

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    mikebartnz
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    Default Re: iPod has life of 18 months only ?

    I seem to remember reading something about this recently. The battery life was about 18 months and the new battery is very dear

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    zminos
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    Default Re: iPod has life of 18 months only ?

    does this not smack off get a good but cheap printer and pay lots for new ink?


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    CYaBro
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    Default Re: iPod has life of 18 months only ?

    A mate of mine has a 20GB one and he's had it for about 3 years and he bought it second hand in USA.
    The battery still lasts about 8-9 hours!

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    CYaBro
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    Default Re: iPod has life of 18 months only ?

    Sorry, that's 2 years not 3! They've only been out for about 2 years I think.

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    Megaman
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    Default Re: iPod has life of 18 months only ?

    > A mate of mine has a 20GB one and he's had it for
    > about 3 years and he bought it second hand in USA.
    > The battery still lasts about 8-9 hours!


    exactly. apple isn't a no-name brand. they haven't got this far after making the first personal computer and getting a good name for using sub-standard components. there is no proof that this is 18 month thing is true



    that's my ranting and raving for the day

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    bmason
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    Default Re: iPod has life of 18 months only ?

    I heard there are third party sources that supply replacement batterys for much less than apple charges.

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    Megaman
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    Default Re: iPod has life of 18 months only ?

    > I heard there are third party sources that supply
    > replacement batterys for much less than apple
    > charges.

    Q. would apple like that?
    A. NO

    Q. Would apple follow epson and make sure that you only used their batteries?
    A. Yes

  9. #9
    whetu
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    Default Re: iPod has life of 18 months only ?

    it's to do with the life of the battery. more here:

    http://ipodsdirtysecret.com/

    apple have since dropped the price of battery replacement, and anyone with any DIY skills can replace the battery themselves for about half the price of apple's replacement service.

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    bmason
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    Default Re: iPod has life of 18 months only ?

    > Q. would apple like that?
    > A. NO

    If it was still under warranty then I would expect apple to fix it. Otherwise who cares what apple thinks.

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