Irritating iPod Touch/iPhone

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by cutterjohn, Sep 14, 2008.

Sep 14, 2008
  1. cutterjohn
    OP

    Member cutterjohn GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    Messages:
    648
    Country:
    United States
    Well, I finally got around to looking at iPhones and the new iPod Touch v2, and was fairly interested until my digging turned up the fact that the battery is non-easily user replaceable?! WTF?!

    Is Apple seriously so hard up for cash that they think that their customers will run out and buy a brand new iPhone/Touch when the battery dies, considering that the vast majority of their users won't have a clue as to how to replace the battery and another larger percentage who know how to do it just won't want to bother fighting a piece of equipment that was never meant to be disassembled...

    Talk about cynical product design.

    (I've got a HUGE axe to grind as I was a victim of the original HP/Compaq iCrap PDA which happily killed it's battery when not charged every single day, or worse yet actually stored w/o charging at all for several weeks. I got the battery replaced under warranty, which was just expiring, and the battery promptly died again after a couple of months. It's a real PITA to open up these devices and fit in a new battery. While I expect Apple to have gotten the charger/power circuitry properly designed, then battery will still eventually fail.)
     
  2. Linkiboy

    Member Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Messages:
    4,888
    Country:
    United States
    once you buy an Apple product, you have to rebuy it every 2-3 years [​IMG]
     
  3. Bishang

    Member Bishang GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    105
    Location:
    Kent, WA
    Country:
    United States
    While it may be really hard to replace the battery, they actually last for a good ammount of time. I've had my iPod Video for three years and the battery is still good.
     
  4. Doomsday Forte

    Member Doomsday Forte GBAtemp Maniac

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,272
    Country:
    United States
    What's sad is that's true on two different levels. =P
     
  5. Pizzaroo

    Member Pizzaroo douchebag

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,161
    Country:
    United States
    Dang, I have a shop that replaces all of those rechargeable batteries (iPods, Phones, Laptop, etc.). I think the service is free if you buy the battery from him.
     
  6. DSGamer64

    Member DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2007
    Messages:
    2,931
    Location:
    A cold cold place
    Country:
    Canada
    Extended warranty FTW!

    I got one for my iPod that gives it an extra 3 years coverage, so if it kicks the bucket in 2 years, I can just get it replaced for free.
     
  7. DeMoN

    Member DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Messages:
    7,647
    Country:
    United States
    Fix'd.
     
  8. ScuberSteve

    ScuberSteve Newbie

    iPod Mini failed so much in this department.
     
  9. 13375p34k3r

    Member 13375p34k3r GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Messages:
    159
    Location:
    Markham, Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    My sister bought a IPoD Nano like 5 years ago and the battery is still going strong... So I don't know what you guys mean...
     
  10. Salamantis

    Member Salamantis GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2007
    Messages:
    1,945
    Country:
    Canada
    Re-Fix'd
     
  11. BiscuitBee

    Member BiscuitBee Semi-Resident Cookie-Bug

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Messages:
    689
    Location:
    Canada
    Country:
    Canada
    Double Re-Fix'd
     
  12. layzieyez

    Member layzieyez GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2007
    Messages:
    440
    Country:
    United States
    I replaced the battery in my ipod mini myself and I replaced the microdrive inside with a 16GB compactflash. Not difficult, but you gotta want it. I also own a pocketpc POS so I relate with the quickly dying battery epidemic in those things. My ipod products had a much better lifespan than my ipaq.
     
  13. CorruptJon

    Member CorruptJon :)

    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Messages:
    781
    Location:
    California
    Country:
    United States
    Doesn't matter. By the time your battery dies, they will be as common as the Razr, and you won't want to be seen with one anyways.
     
  14. layzieyez

    Member layzieyez GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2007
    Messages:
    440
    Country:
    United States
    Nah, that will probably be the time when I get one (hopefully free with phone plan). Just because it becomes ubiquitous doesn't mean it's no good.
     

Share This Page