What nano are they sending as replacement?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by jeff7602, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. jeff7602 macrumors newbie

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    I found a 1st gen nano at a garage sale this morning. Are they still sending 6th gens as replacement or are they sending the 7th gen now?
     
  2. crzdcolombian macrumors 6502a

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    think that only works if you are the 1st owner. Remember all these products you register online when you 1st get them. Or put them with your iTunes. Let us know if it works. I think Apple wouldn't allow it or everyone would try to buy 1st gen nanos on ebay.
     
  3. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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    They don't care who the owner is. I have a friend who plucked six from a recycling pile and got them all replaced.
     
  4. g4manimac macrumors 6502

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    FYI they don't care who bought it first,a co worker of mine had one and I offered up $25 for it and sent it in ANC got a refurbished 6th gen back (silver) and I received it a week ago so no 7th gen yet and trust me I was hoping for one.
     
  5. mdehoogh macrumors member

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    I picked up a 1st gen on Craigslist for $10 last Monday and had a 6th gen replacement in my hand by Friday morning. I thought about holding out to see if they start shipping out 7th gens as replacements but I saw a post somewhere that said Apple was still manufacturing the silver 8gb 6th gens specifically for this program. Who knows if that's true or not but I decided not to wait since I like the clip, and I can plug in my 30pin Nike+ sensor.

    And I can confirm that they don't care, or even ask if you're the original owner. I got a replacement 6th gen earlier in the year but ended up selling it a while back and in both cases, I just typed in the SN online and they shipped a box next-day-air
     
  6. ftaok macrumors 601

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    I might have to go this route. My 6G nano's sleep finally gave up the ghost. It was on its last legs anyways, but after 2 months of glitchy, the button no longer works.

    I had been thinking about taking it in and seeing if the Apple Store would consider replacing it under the battery replacement program for $59. Otherwise, the an out of warranty repair is $79. That's too much to pay for an 8GB 6G nano, I think ... especially when a brand new 16GB 7G nano goes for $145 (plus a $15 gift card) at Target.

    I might have to troll craigslist around here to see if anyone has an old 1G nano for sale. Maybe hit a few yard sales.

    I did test out the 7G nano the other day regarding it's compatibility with Nike+ gear. The 7G can connect to a Nike+ footpod sensor without the need for the 30-pin receiver. Also, the 7G is compatible with the Polar Wearlink+ Nike+ heart rate monitor. These were the two biggest stumbling blocks for me not getting a 7G, so I could go either way. I do agree about the clip, however.

    ASIDE - I really wished they kept the 6G form factor, but added the BT and built in Nike+ receiver. That way, I could use it as a Nike+ fitness watch with BT headphones. Cords and dongles ... no more.

    ft
     
  7. mdehoogh macrumors member

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    That's good to know about the Nike+ thing. I know the 6th gen has some sort of Nike pedometer in it but I always felt that the footpod thing was more accurate. And I definitely wouldn't pay $79 for an out of warranty replacement, especially when you can get a refurb 7th gen for $99 from Apple.

    However, if you're willing to tear down your iPod, the sleep button seems to be a common issue. There are several guides and tutorials explaining the repair http://youtu.be/oHrLLfMXkOA
     
  8. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Yep. I just went out and bought the 7G. I didn't want to wait for the $99 refurb since I need it for Tuesday's training run. Haven't had time to play with it yet.

    as for the accuracy between the footpod and the nano's accelerometer ... when worn on the waist, the nano's built in pedometer is just as accurate. However, I wear the nano on my wrist, so the footpod is more accurate.
     
  9. massimoalema macrumors newbie

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