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woeful battery performance after 10 months
on 5 August 2015
I purchased my yellow ipod touch 5th gen 64 gb just under two years ago. The ipod plays music well, easy enough to navigate but I started having severe battery issues coming up for a year of first purchase. I get about four to five albums played from a full charge before the ipod drops to zero - plug it in to charge and it immediately shows as 30% and charging?? I took ipod into apple store last year and they were great, no questions asked and swapped over for a new (actually reconditioned) ipod problem solved. Until coming up for another year and I'm having exactly the same issues. Again. Only this time the unit is no longer under warranty and I will have to pay £59 to swap over for another *new/reconditioned ipod. (beginning to see the pattern?)
So ask yourself, do you really want to pay top dollar for a product with one year shelf life? Do you feel comfortable paying an additional £59 a year subscription fee in battery fixes. I'll go one better - don't forget you'll have to fork out for lightning adapters, lightning to usb camera adapters - £30. Playing flacs? Ha that aint gonna be easy. Upgradable storage? pfffffttt
There are far more options out there now for high quality digital audio players than there were 2 years ago. I urge you to do a bit of research, look into them, and save yourself the hassle. Apple know their product will fail every 12 months. And quite happy to charge you extra for the privilege.