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Apple launches iPod battery replacement in Europe

In the February issue of Macworld (UK) there is a news item about the ongoing battery replacement issue.

“Apple Europe has confirmed that it will offer Europe’s iPod owners battery replacement and AppleCare packages “soon”, following its move to do so in the US last year. Online campaigners have criticised the usable life of Apple’s music player, complaining that its battery last just 18 months. This allegation is open to question, but Apple is responding to meet its users’ needs, the company’s moves suggest.

Apple’s European PR manager Alan Hely exclusively told Macworld: “The iPod Out-of-Warranty Battery Replacement Program recently launched in the US will soon be launched in Europe. So to will AppleCare for iPod. “The move means readers who bought an iPod last Christmas can protect their music players. UK and European iPod owners will be able to use the battery replacement service “should they experience a depleted battery”.

As with any Apple Protection Plan, AppleCare for iPod will be available for iPod customers within their one-year limited warranty. This means “customers can protect their iPod by buying AppleCare for iPod at a later time when it becomes available in Europe”, Hely said. European pricing has not yet been announced. “

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Comments

1

appel care is already available for the iPod, at least here in germany.

http://www.cyberport.de

Posted by marco on January 17, 2004 at 3:26 PM (PDT)

2

I got a little question here:

Is the coverage of this AppleCare plan global? I bought an iPod in the US last November and will be moving to Europe this fall. Can I buy the AppleCare plan here in the US (where it’s cheaper) and then still use it, if needed, in Europe? Or will I have to send my iPod to the US?

thanks!

Posted by Chrigel on January 17, 2004 at 3:43 PM (PDT)

3

AppleCare for iPod in Sweden costs 795sek or 108.310 USD! I can’t see any needs for buying it, when a battery replacement costs less? Wich is the main reason for me to buy the protetction service…

/PJ

Posted by green_guy on January 18, 2004 at 2:13 AM (PDT)

4

This is hardly news. It happened weeks ago!

Posted by Jacko on January 18, 2004 at 8:42 AM (PDT)

5

the ipod protection plan in the uk is 59.00 and is on apple uk

Posted by K J on January 18, 2004 at 9:35 AM (PDT)

6

other places have cheaper ipod batteries than apple, jsyk.

Posted by Mac Beth on January 18, 2004 at 9:07 PM (PDT)

7

Protection Plan? pfff
Over the last three weeks my battery has started to dimidh by about half. If the engine in your car did the same would everyone start buying protection plans for there car engines?

A car we’ll say gets used evey day and has we’ll say a 3 year unlim mile warranty after/in the 4th year all engines/most start falling to bits what happens?
f*** that.

Posted by Nick on February 25, 2004 at 1:20 PM (PDT)

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