Apple Indeed Replacing Recalled iPod Nano Units with Current-Generation Models

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Just hours after we reported that Apple appeared to have begun shipping out current-generation iPod nanos as replacements for recalled first-generation units, users are beginning to report in that they are indeed receiving the current models.

Just received our replacement today - Fedex truck pulled up late in the evening. Inside was our replacement for our 1st gen ipod nano that was sent into Apple 1 month ago.

It's a 6th generation ipod nano, serial number shows that warranty has expired. Not sure if that means that it's a refurbished model or if it's a brand new model and they've deactivated the warranty. It's silver.

Apple had initially been issuing refurbished first-generation models to replace the recalled first-generation units at risk of overheating. But it appears that the company has run out of spare first-generation units and is now supplying users with current-generation units as replacements.

Apple initially launched the iPod nano in 2 GB and 4 GB capacities priced at $199/$249 back in September 2005, adding a $149 1 GB model a few months later. The device utilized a click wheel for navigation and contained a 1.5-inch screen for displaying the standard iPod software interface. Battery life was advertised at 14 hours of music playback and four hours of photo slideshows with music.

The current iPod nano is less than half the size of the original iPod nano and utilizes a 1.5-inch touch screen with software skinned to look like iOS. It is available in 8 GB ($129) and 16 GB ($149) capacities and offers up to 24 hours of music playback.

Top Rated Comments

TC400 Avatar
124 months ago
Apple can't please everyone.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
trims Avatar
124 months ago
This is AWFUL.

[snip]

So, thanks Apple. You sell a defective Nano battery, initiate a recall, and replace the units with a substitute that's inferior in every way but capacity.


Superior in . . . value.

Sell it on eBay. Buy a refurbed 1st Gen. And you'll have cash to spare.

:D
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KPOM Avatar
124 months ago
My guess is that a lot more people signed up for replacements than they expected (or had supplies of 1st generation models). They likely don't have the capacity to make new 1st generation models anymore.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MaxGravy Avatar
124 months ago
A Christmas Story

Bingo! I've been pending since Nov 24 and just now got "the" email. And the serial number of the replacement unit checks out as a 6th Gen! Thank you :apple: :)

-Buy 1st gen iPod Shuffle at Apple store in San Francisco
-Trade iPod Shuffle for 1st gen iPod NANO 2gb with broken screen
-Buy replacement screen on ebay for $9
-Fix Nano :)
-Enjoy Nano for 2+ years :) :)
-Nano dies :(
-Nano gathers dust for almost 2 years
-Apple replaces broken worthless Nano for LATEST GEN NANO!
-Merry Christmas!
-End of story :)

:apple::apple::apple:
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
manskybook Avatar
124 months ago
huh?

Bah, crap. I have enough touch-based stuff already. I need a device I can control remotely without looking at the display. Can I sue them for replacing my unit with useless (to me) chunk?
So you can get a replacement for an out-of-warranty iPod, but don't have to if it's still working - and you complain that you want to sue? On exactly which planet do you imagine you'd get a better deal? Maybe Apple can sue you for being stupid? Or greedy? If your iPod still works, use it.[COLOR="#808080"]
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yoppie Avatar
124 months ago
This is AWFUL.

/rant

Sell it or trade with someone who received a replacement 1st generation nano.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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