iPod touch 1G replacement question

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by xcodeaddict, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    xcodeaddict

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    Hi there.

    Apple just made me one of there "One time exceptions", and agreed to replace my iPod Touch 1G... but the girl didn't know with which model it would be replaced. Does anyone know if they still hold inventory stock of the 1G Touch for such situations?

    Also... WOW! Legendary and polite CS from Apple, as usual! A lovely girl talked to me for an hour, and most of the conversation was about her life and hobbies - interesting and SO unexpected :)

    Thank you, I appreciate your help.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Highly doubt it.

    Chances are they'll give you 4th gen.

    Its just easier to pull out those from the back.

    Its not impossible for them to still have a 1st though. When they recalled the 1st gen ipod nanos, some people got 1st gen replacements. later people got 6th gen replacements. Myself being one of those people who got 6th gen ones.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    xcodeaddict

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    Maybe I should have clarified the situation; this will be an Applecare replacement by post, not from a store.
     
  4. macrumors 68030

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    They'll still have first gens.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    xcodeaddict

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    I won't be accepting a 1st gen as a replacement, as every app I attempt to download says "Sorry, iOS 5.0 needed". That's silly - can't use ANY apps, which is half the point.
     
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    braddick

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    You want to trade in your busted first generation yet won't except a refurbished first generation in exchange?

    Somehow I know I must be reading that wrong.
     
  7. macrumors 68030

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    Forgive me if I'm wrong - but the 1G didn't ship with an app store at all, so you bought it not expecting to run apps.

    Dude - Apple are offering you a free replacement of a 5 year old device. What do you expect? Jesus. If you want to run current apps, you'll need to buy a newer device. End of.
     
  8. macrumors 65816

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    If you don't want a 1st gen iPod touch, then buy a newer one. Apple is already doing something they almost never do by replacing it for free. You bought what you bought, and if you want something newer, you'll have to buy it.

    That said... I sure hope it works out for you and Apple gives you a newer model! That would be awesome.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    xcodeaddict

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    Actually I totally agree with you; I cannot "expect" so much, after all :)

    thank you, have a super day! :)
     
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    maflynn

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    [mode note]
    Lets keep the bickering down - I've removed some of the OT posts.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    xcodeaddict

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    Have you? They all seem to be still here...

    Thanks :)
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    mate what was you problem and what you told them to get it swapped for free?
    I have an ipod touch 1G that has been sittting in a drawer for long with the WSOD... I wish they will swap it for a never one..
     

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