We recently reported that Apple launched 1st Generation iPod nano replacement program in order to replace the iPod nanos sold between September 2005 and December 2006 suffering from battery defect. Apple admitted that in rare cases as the battery ages it could possibly lead to overhearing of the battery and pose a safety risk.
The estimated time provided to customers was 5-6 weeks however, some users have begun receiving the replacement units. As expected the replaced iPod nano is the same 1st generation nano which Apple sold in 2005.
According to the news published by MacRumors one customer who received the replaced iPod nano said that the unit is exactly like the original matching the color and capacity of the device. The user could not confirm if the unit was brand new or a refurbished unit. Apple usually replaces faulty devices with refurbished units after changing the battery and the outer shells giving the device a brand new look.
I wanted to pass along some info about the iPod Nano exchange program Apple started over the weekend. I just received the replacement and it is an exact replacement. No upgrade. Same capacity and everything. The only upside is that it is “new” (probably refurbished), so it’s clean in comparison to my old one.
As a part of the replacement program Apple will offer 90-day warranty for the 1st generation iPod nano. If you haven’t ordered your replacement then head over to Apple.com support website and enter the serial number of your iPod nano in order to qualify for the replacement.