hypothetical - iPod Classic replacement in 2012

Discussion in 'iPod' started by skiltrip, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    Here's a hypothetical for you.

    I have an iPod Classic, only 4 days old. If I buy AppleCare for it, I'll be covered until May of 2012.

    Now, say, sometime in early 2012 (or even late 2011) the Classic breaks down. Hard drive goes. Anything that Apple would usually just issue a replacement for. Assuming 2 years from now the Classic is long gone from their lineup, what do you think their action would be? Would they likely offer a replacement in the form of an iPod Touch (or whatever they'll have in 2012) with similar capacity (or similar price range)?

    I'm not that familiar with Apple as a company yet, only been a Mac user for a couple months, and just got this iPod. Just wondering how Apple usually deals with replacing products that are "out of print". Thanks!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    They have more than enough spares and leftover inventory to issue a replacement of the same model. There's a great deal of inconsistency in how replacements are issued and whether or not you get an "upgrade", so it's possible you'd get a new one.
     
  3. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for the quick reply. Makes sense that they'd keep 'em around for that. I'm sure they often issue you a refurb as a replacement, especially if the one you are trading in is over 1 year old.
     

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