European Rule Could Force Apple to Unintegrate its iPod Batteries

A new European Union rule could spell the end to the iPod's pesky integrated batteries. The EU's proposed "New Batteries Directive," which mandates that batteries in electronic appliances need to be "readily removed" would force Apple to change the iPod's design for the European market. The requirement was written to… » 10/07/08 1:05am 10/07/08 1:05am