Replacements for First-Gen iPod Nano Models at Risk of Overheating Now Arriving

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    Late late week, Apple announced a worldwide replacement program for owners of the first-generation iPod nano. The program was instituted due to battery issues that could cause the devices to overheat and in extreme cases catch fire.

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    While Apple officially notes that it may take up to six weeks for customers to receive their replacement devices, some users are reporting that their replacements have already arrived. And while some had hoped that Apple might offer newer-generation iPod nano models given a potential shortage of units that officially went out of production nearly five years ago, the replacement units are indeed still first-generation iPod nanos.

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    According to one customer who received a replacement, the new unit is an exact duplicate of his original iPod nano in terms of color and capacity, although it feels brand-new without the wear and tear of five or six years' worth of use. Apple is almost certainly utilizing refurbished units for the replacements, but Apple's standard refurbishment program includes the use of brand-new batteries and outer shells to make the devices appear and function as new.
    The replacement iPod nano units come with a 90-day warranty, offering users a chance to make sure that they are operating properly upon receipt. As evidenced by the units coming through already, they should be essentially identical to customers' original devices, although Apple notes that any personalization on the original devices will not be included on the replacements.

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  2. macrumors 6502

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    Damn, I was hoping for a newer replacement. lol
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    I haven't even received my box to send it out yet :(
     
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    Replacements arriving? I didn't even get my box to ship it back yet.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Yeah it's a total shame that they're replacing potentially hazardous batteries with new devices that are out of warranty. No upside to that at all.

    Seriously? The only upside is that Apple is providing you with a new device that won't explode and they are giving you a cleaner newer one with the same capacity.

    Entitlement..
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Same.
     
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    What's with blacking out the serial numbers? Are people really that paranoid? It's not like this is a leak or anything.
     
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    I just received my box today, packed the old iPod up, and just dropped it off at fed ex.
     
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    Looks good! Wouldn't surprise me if Apple also had some leftover stock. When making millions of devices, I doubt they sell each and every one. Spare parts are needed for years.
     
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    Wish i'd kept mine now! Passed this on to my dad who is getting a replacement though.

    The design still looks great.
     
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    WTF is up with the "dont steal music" sticker...

    dont tell me what to do.....
     
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    If I had a first gen Nano I would want it replaced with a brand new first gen instead of the current gen. I'm sure for many it was their first iPod.

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    Perhaps they're asking insead of telling you not to steal music.
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    Sent mine on Tuesday and they already received it in Ontario (Canada)... hopefully will be getting it back next week!
     
  16. macrumors 6502a

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    If I were getting one, I would put it away, never touch it, and then sell it as a collector's item ten, fifteen years from now. Only problem is, replacement products don't usually come in the original box.
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    UGH!

    I got my replacement confirmation on Sunday - and I still haven't even received my box to ship it to them.

    I'm in Canada though....

    but the email says they must receive your iPod within 10 days of that email....
     
  18. macrumors regular

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    same for me in Switzerland, where is this f...cking box :) :p
     
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    Collectors will want the exploding ones.
     
  20. macrumors member

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    Same thing happened with Time Capsule replacements

    They've done the same thing in other replacement programs... the 2008 Time Capsule bricks come to mind. The reps were very decent about it but didn't give away an upgrade. (In that case, I was hoping for dual-band WiFi.)
     
  21. macrumors newbie

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    Do these come in their original boxes too, or just like a little bag or envelope (since they're apparently refurbs)?
     
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    Don't tell me what to not tell you what to not do...
     
  23. macrumors regular

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    anyone else find the "dont steal music" weird?
     
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    Probably a refurb box, not a brand new one.
     
  25. macrumors 6502

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    I would have preferred a 50 dollar voucher to buy something in Apple store instead of a refurbished Nano.
     

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