Will I be able to buy extra batteries whenever the time comes that the batteries do stop working?

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    While Apple is not currently selling their own batteries separate from the charger, the charger will take third-party batteries, so you can buy new batteries from a company other than Apple when the Apple ones reach the end of their lifespan.

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  • They use standard NiMH rechargeable batteries (Nickel-Metal Hydride.) Nickel-Cadmium (NiCad) won't work. As long as they're NiMH, they can be from any manufacturer.

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  • There is not currently any way to purchase additional batteries. However, as this is a brand new product, this could change.

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  • At the moment the only batteries available come with the charger. However, Apple states this may change in the future. Probably depends on how popular it is.

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  • Latest word is they are Sanyo 'Eneloop' batteries, which means they're (a) good and (b) not extortionately priced by Apple.

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  • Yes. You can purchase other companies AA NiMH batteries.

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  • Apple are not currently selling extra batteries as far as I am aware but they say the batteries should last 10 years so you won't need new ones for a while anyway.

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  • Probably not, but since the estimated life of the batteries is 10 years, it's hard to predict where Apple will be then.

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