You don't need to check your iPod every 5 minutes or even at all. Simply note the start time and play it overnight. Next morning, sync your iPod with iTunes and check your Recently Played playlist on iTunes - it will note the last time that a song was played, so you'll have your exact battery playback time.danbanger said:When I say 4-5 hours it is because I am not able to check my iPod every 5 minutes while doing the test so it is an estimate. It is however, on the lower end of 4-5 hours (4 hours and 20minutes?), needless to say that is unacceptable.
I am not arguing that 4h20min is acceptable or unacceptable - but how we "feel" about that has nothing to do with the terms of the settlement. You still don't qualify if you get 4h1min. You are free to opt-out of the settlement and go after Apple by yourself, or try to get another class-action suit going.
The reality is that current consumer battery technology has a finite charge/discharge lifetime. The better way to handle this (and probably would have saved Apple millions), is to make the battery user replaceable and sell new batteries for a reasonable price.