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Are the new iPod nano’s experiencing battery problems?

Faithful Macenstein reader Norm writes:

“Apple has now replaced my 3rd and 4th new iPod nano 16Gb multi-touch due to shortened battery life. Apple claims 23+ hours. All four nanos, purchased at 2 separate Apple NYC stores run completely down after only 5 to 5 1/2 hours of continuous music listening. No backlight on, no other functions were in use. Apple claims I am the first to bring this to their attention. I find that hard to believe! My stepdaughter just experienced the very same issue. We both ran the NYC Marathon: we made it to the finish-line, but our nano’s didn’t.
Would appreciate your feedback.

First of all Norm, I don’t believe you. Not the part about the nano, but the part about appreciating my feedback. Why? Because people like you really piss me off. I don’t doubt you are experiencing problems with the new multi-touch nano’s battery life, and given that you bought two sets of nanos at two different stores there might actually BE a issue with the entire product line. However, I think it’s painfully obvious to us all that you just want me and everyone else to know that you ran in the New York Marathon. Trust me, if within 15 minutes of meeting someone they haven’t told you that they ran a marathon, then they haven’t run a marathon.

(Just kidding Norm. Much love.)

6 Responses to “Are the new iPod nano’s experiencing battery problems?”
  1. imajoebob says:

    I, and my fellow London School of Economics alumni, hate people like that.

  2. Randy says:

    I’m with Norm. We’ve experienced the exact same thing. I plan on going to the Apple store soon to rectify.

  3. Chris Leither says:

    Gotta love you Doc 😀

  4. Ramrod says:

    “5-5 1/2 hours of battery life… we made it to the finish-line, but our nano’s didn’t.” <- did you walk said marathon?

  5. hemant says:

    same problem with me,my nano 5th generation becomes drained out in 4 hours of playback only,it’s a new one.. i am so sad , help me 🙁

  6. Dennis says:

    I just bought one new ipod nano…. it seems it is true just bought it yesterday and now my daugther is complaining about unusual battery drain. they are on their way to the store now. the problem is its just a retailer. im sure i know what will be the answer. usually some s t p excuse. hahaha i wish i had checked first.

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