Well, well folks this sounds great plus not great. Great in a sense that Apple has called up for a free replacement program for the people who are running the first generation iPod Nano which was sold between 2005’s September to 2006’s December and not great because it’s damn old, while the 2010’s people love the iPad or the iPod touch but still some die hard Apple folks are there so grab it up.
Apple wants you no to run the iPod Nano as it could be risky too do get your new iPod Nano free of cost from your nearest Apple retail store or AASP.
Apple has launched a special site for this cause and you just have to provide your Country name and the serial number of your iPod Nano.
According to a view provided by 9to5Mac, some iPod Nano’s are not being detected/accepted by the programs site.
Well Apple has released the official saids of the program which are below
Apple’s instructions and official description of the issue:
Apple has determined that, in very rare cases, the battery in the iPod nano (1st generation) may overheat and pose a safety risk. Affected iPod nanos were sold between September 2005 and December 2006.
This issue has been traced to a single battery supplier that produced batteries with a manufacturing defect. While the possibility of an incident is rare, the likelihood increases as the battery ages.
Apple recommends that you stop using your iPod nano (1st gen) and follow the process noted below to order a replacement unit, free of charge.
Note: This battery issue is specific to the iPod nano (1st gen) and does not affect any other iPod.
You may order a replacement unit via the web. Click here to begin.
Your iPod nano serial number will be checked to verify that it is eligible for this program. You will receive a replacement unit approximately 6 weeks after we receive your current iPod nano (1st gen).
If you have a personalized iPod nano, you will receive a non-personalized replacement. Make sure to use iTunes to back up any data on your current iPod nano before sending it in for a replacement unit.
Identifying an iPod nano (1st gen):
It has a black or white plastic front and a silver metal back – later iPod nano models have a metal front and back. See images on this web page.
If you need assistance with placing an order, please visit an Apple Retail Store or an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) and bring your iPod nano with you for serial number validation.
Your replacement iPod product is warranted to be free from defects for 90 days from the date of service.
To get your first gen. iPod Nano replaced, head over to this site which will lead you to the Apples official program.