As the title says, cheapest I've previously seen it was £18.
Bumf from Apple:
* iPod + iTunes
AppleCare Protection Plan for your iPod
The iPod and iTunes are perfectly attuned to each other, so you enjoy a stellar listening experience. Thats because Apple has designed and engineered the hardware and the software to work seamlessly at every level. To keep your iPod filled with all the newest additions to your iTunes library from music and podcasts to photos, videos, and more just plug it in. Now, with the AppleCare Protection Plan for iPod, you can be sure that everything will play on.
One number to call for world-class support
Because Apple creates both the iPod and iTunes, they form a truly integrated solution for digital music and more. If you ever have a question about their use, youll have direct telephone access(1) to Apples own technical support groupthe people who know iPod and iTunes best. AppleCare representatives can help troubleshoot your iPod and its connection with iTunes. Apple offers the same complete service for both Mac and Windows users.
Every iPod comes with complimentary single-incident telephone technical support within 90 days from the date of purchase and one year of hardware service coverage. The AppleCare Protection Plan extends your service and support coverage for your iPod, its included accessories, and iTunes to two years from the original purchase date of your iPod. With this plan, you get direct access to Apple experts for answers by phone(1) and anytime access to web-based resources.(2) Should your iPod or the included accessories need service, Apple-authorized technicians will repair it or provide a replacement using genuine Apple parts.(3)
Extend your coverage to two years of service and expert telephone support.
We recommend that you purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan with your new iPod to take maximum advantage of the coverage the plan provides. This comprehensive plan is available for all iPod models, within their one-year limited warranty, that connect to either Macintosh computers or Windows PCs.
Peace of mind at home or on the road
With iPod, you can take your entire music collection everywhere you go. But should your iPod need service, the AppleCare Protection Plan gives you the peace of mind of knowing that Apple provides global repair or replacement coverage.(3)
1. Local telephone fees may apply. Telephone numbers and hours of operation may vary and are subject to change.
2. Access to web-based resources requires the use of a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.
3. Service coverage is available only for the iPod and its original included accessories that are defective in materials or workmanship or for battery depletion of 50 percent or more from original specification. Equipment returned for service may be repaired or replaced with functionally equivalent new, used, or refurbished equipment.
4. Complimentary phone support limited to a single incident within 90 days of iPod purchase.
See AppleCare Protection Plan for iPod Terms and Conditions for complete product details.
With the exception of North Carolina, the company obligated under the AppleCare Protection Plan in the United States is AppleCare Service Company, Inc., an Arizona corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, Inc., doing business in Texas as Apple CSC Inc. In North Carolina, the company obligated under the AppleCare Protection Plan is Apple, Inc. For complete details see terms at http://www.apple.com/legal/applecare/appgeos.html
AppleCare Protection Plan for iPod touch and iPod classic
AppleCare Protection Plan for iPod nano and iPod shuffle
Frequently Asked Questions
Comprehensive service and support
* Extends telephone technical support to two years from the date of iPod purchase
* Extends hardware coverage to two years from the date of iPod purchase
* Provides expert support for both Mac and Windows users
Protection for the iPod and iTunes solution
* Covers iPod and included accessories(1):
o iPod battery
o iPod earphones
o Other accessories in the iPod box
* Supports iTunes and connection with iPod
Quality and convenience backed by Apple
* Offers award-winning technical support
* Provides a convenient toll-free telephone number(1)
* Guarantees genuine Apple replacement parts(3)
* Permits transfer of the plan between owners
In the AppleCare Protection Plan:
* Getting Started Guide
* Terms and Conditions