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    News - EU battery directive could force Apple to rethink various products

    The European Union's battery directive is now in place, and it could force Apple into redesigning products that contain irremovable batteries.
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    Re: News - EU battery directive could force Apple to rethink various products

    Are apple going to end up having visible screws on their ipods Thats great news as far as im concerned as batterys failing to retain charge is a common problem with ipods, still they will probably charge 4 x the price to make up for it!

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    Re: News - EU battery directive could force Apple to rethink various products

    Nearly everyone I know has had an ipod fail with battery problems within a year. Apple are stupid enough to not have replacement batteries and charge extra for it, and consumers are willing to pay extra for it. The good news however is that most of the people who have a problem vow to never buy an Apple product again...

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    Re: News - EU battery directive could force Apple to rethink various products

    Creatives recent players are also guilty of this and it narks me off immensely.
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    Re: News - EU battery directive could force Apple to rethink various products

    Sony, for all their sins, (which include closing down a project i was a part off!) have always made their batteries removeable, included instructions on how to remove, and disposal advice.

    What really narks me off is rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbish asosiastiosn like greenpeace go round raiting companies green credentials and ignore really really easy stuff like that.
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

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    Re: News - EU battery directive could force Apple to rethink various products

    This has to be good news for consumers, unless Apple use this as an excuse to further hike prices in EU countries relative to the US. It never made sense to me having to replace the whole piece of hardware when the only faulty bit is the battery.

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    Re: News - EU battery directive could force Apple to rethink various products

    About time - laptops and mp3 players should get this by default!
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