MPs' bid for cheaper iPod batteries

Concern over the lifespan of the iPod's rechargeable battery has reached the House of Commons, with 11 MPs putting their names to a motion calling for Apple to ensure that replacement batteries are plentiful in supply and priced at a reasonable level. Labour MP for Chorley, Lindsay Hoyle, tabled the motion, stating his concern regarding the "difficulty people are having in replacing batteries for iPods".

He notes: "iPods were a favourite Christmas present, with a value of between £250 to £400, but when people come to buy replacement batteries they find that they cost £100 and that they have little knowledge of where such batteries can be obtained from". As this is an Early Day Motion (EDM), it is unlikely that it will be debated in the commons. This motion comes days after Apple's announcement that it has made the iPod battery-replacement scheme available in the UK. The scheme has been running in the US since last November.

News source: Macworld | UK

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