You need to buy a new iPod at least once a year

So says Steve Jobs, although he didn’t mean iPod replacement due to faulty kit and what looks like Apple UK’s ridiculous interpretation of the sale of goods act.

It doesn’t matter that iPod lovers can spend up to £300 on their gizmo. Apple operates on the basis that the iPod life expectancy is a year, and that’s it.

I really like Apple kit, but stuff like this really gets my goat. I’m with the Guardian: electronic items, particularly expensive ones, should last more than a year. If your iPod dies just outside its warranty period and Apple won’t repair it for a reasonable amount, I’d seriously consider raising a Small Claims Court action.