iPod Battery Comes Clean

Hurrah! Not too long ago my attention was drawn to this. Did you click, read and watch? No? Well you’ve got some attention span issues, (or low bandwidth). To recap, guy buys first generation iPod. 18 months later battery only holds charge for 1 hour. Not good. Apple will replace battery for something like USD $255. He is advised to just buy another iPod. He’s not happy and makes a clever video documenting his response, which was to cleverly stencil iPod’s unreplacable battery only lasts 18 months onto as many iPod posters as possible.

ipodsdirtysecret.com has now been updated with some good news. Apple have dropped battery service to USD $99 for out of warranty pods.

This price is far more reasonable. Whether or not ipodsdirtysecret.com was soley responsible for Apple’s price drop is still up for grabs. But it sure is a bit of a coincidence…

Hats off to the brothers Neistat anyways!

But just in case, off I go to purchase some Apple Care for my iPod.

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  1. Amiel Clarke

    17 January 2005 at 7.55 am

    That Short film is well done and i am surprised that there WAS no replacement. I have a fourth Generation Ipod 20 Gig and there is a replacement service provided by Surroundsound (where i bought it).


  2. mayela

    18 January 2006 at 12.12 pm

    hi there i whanted to know why will the ipod will not turn on i do not know why please write back today


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