Discussion in 'iPod' started by sunna, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. sunna macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2006
    Is it possible to upgrade my outdated ipod to a new one through apple? I was thinking that if i still had the apple care thing on my ipod and it broke, but they dont make my ipod anymore could i pay to upgrade to the current one or would i have to buy a new one all together? Thanks
  2. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816


    Dec 24, 2005
    If you have AppleCare for your iPod and they do not make your iPod any more, they will replace it with the most similar current iPod if it is beyond repair.

    For example, if you had a 4 GB Mini, they will probably give you a 1 or 2 GB Nano. If you had a 6 GB Mini, they would probably give you the 4 GB Nano. If you had the 20GB 4G, they would probably give you the white (or black if they didn't have any white) 30GB model. If you had the 40GB 4G, they would probably give you the 60GB white (or black if they didn't have any whites or you got a nice genius and requested black;) )

    Also, please read my disclaimer in sig :)
  3. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    a mate of mine had a 3rd Gen iPod with Applecare, and when it broke, they chucked it out and gave him a fresh 5th Gen for free :D

    Thats why im getting Applecare for my iPod.

    Do you know if it works on computers as well?
  4. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Not entirely true though. Apple maintain a good level of stock of all products that can still be covered by AppleCare (anything under three years old). If my 3G iPod - bought mid-2004 - were to totally fail now (and if I had AppleCare...) Apple would most likely replace it with a new 3G iPod if they had the stock available. If not, then yeah, you might get a brand new one as a replacement.
  5. rafifreak00 macrumors regular


    Aug 7, 2006
    Kansas. No, not on a farm.
    A colleague of mine had a 3G 10GB iPod, and there was some unique problem that we couldn't find how to fix online, so we gave it in ot AppleCare and they gave him a new 3G 10GB iPod.

    I wouldn't get my hopes up too high...

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