battery replacement=newer ipod?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Crypty, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Crypty macrumors newbie

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    Hey, I've got the 2nd gen touch, Lately it's had a problem where the earphone jack has a bad connection. The left channel cuts in and out and has static as the jack is wiggled. Very annoying. It's just out of warranty too.

    So I was thinking I would send it in for the battery replacement program for $80 because I'm pretty sure they send you a fresh ipod all together. Correct?

    What I am wondering is would I possibly get a newer 3rd gen touch? The faster one?
     
  2. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    Very, very unlikely. I knew one person who once got the newer version of their iPod, but the vast majority of the time they'll have your iPod in stock.
     
  3. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    It's very unlikely that you would get back the exact same iPod touch you sent in for the battery replacement.

    You will not get back a 3G iPod touch.

    You will get back either a "refurb" 2G iPod touch or a new "old stock" 2G iPod touch.

    However, the battery replacement program only applies if your iPod touch has no other defects which would otherwise compromise its functionality - that's because Apple plans on eventually redistributing it to somebody else as a refurbished device.

    So if your iPod touch already has other damage, then Apple may require you to pay the higher price for an out-of-warranty repair/refurb/replacement instead of the simple battery replacement fee.
     
  4. metalhead777 macrumors regular

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    No, you would not get the 3g iPod Touch due to the fact that you should pay for it, rather than expect them to give you a free, well technically not free, but whatever, iPod Touch 3g. They'll give you a 2nd generation iPod Touch.
     

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