Apple iPod’s non-replaceable battery makes it an expensive disposable toy

Slashdot covers the Washington Post Covers Ipod Battery Ruckus with the usual Slashdot disclaimers – reading at a threshold of 4 or 5 improves the discussion and speeds the read. The article, a long one, was in the Concord (NH) Sunday Monitor as well.

Apple’s screwed up pretty badly on this one, while taking over the MP3 player field and making a cool tool. I hope they extract themselves gracefully – lowering the replacement battery costs as low as possible, and making future models with a user-replaceable component.

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