The ipod battery issue has been addressed and is on the Apple web site.
Some makers do understand how to take advantage of this gaffe.
Okay, my mp3 player is finaly starting to have problems on me, and now I'm looking to invest in a new mp3 player, but I am still conflicted on which to get, the ipod is a very nice looking olayer and I've heard it works well also, but the battery is not replacable and after a year it loses its ability to hold a charge, which is a major draw back, aslo I hear that it no longer comes with a cradle or case. On the other hand the new zen micro seems like a very solid player even though it only has 5 gigs compared to the ipods 20 gigs, but I only have 2.5 gigs of music so it really doesnt matter, but the zen aslo features a radio and a replacable 12 hour battery. So anyone have an opinion of what I should get?