I’m not a super techy person and I don’t read Wired Magazine, but thank god I’ve got friends who do. A few months back one of my friends said he read an article on Wired’s website about how Apple is replacing all first generation iPod Nanos because “in very rare cases, the battery in the iPod nano (1st generation) may overheat and pose a safety risk.” Now, if you’re wondering when the heck did any of those iPods come out and who still has one, they were sold between September 2005 and December 2006, and up until December 30, 2011 I still used mine.
Just before I was about to send Apple my dinosaur of an iPod, I looked into what type of iPod replacement I would be getting. I doesn’t mention anything on Apple’s site, and I read numerous forum entries from people saying they got a refurbished 1st generation iPod Nano, whereas others said they got the brand new touchscreen iPod Nano. Unsure what I would end up getting, I just shipped off my iPod and hoped for the best. After a lengthy wait I finally received a package from Apple last month, and lo and behold it’s a new iPod Nano with a touchscreen!
So, if you think you might have one of these old iPods collecting dust in one of your drawers, it might be worth looking into getting it replaced. You can find all the info here, and although I can’t see an expiration date mentioned anywhere on Apple’s site, I’d still try to get your iPod Nano replaced sooner rather than later. Who knew something so good could come out of my iPod almost catching fire. Yay technology!
-Mo’ Houses out!