Apple determined that, in very rare cases, the battery in the iPod nano may overheat and pose a safety risk. Affected iPod nanos were sold between September 2005 and December 2006.
As far as I remember, my iPod nano is a 1st gen. iPod nano 2GB, which I bought on the first day it was in stores. I haven’t been using this iPod for long, and a replacement didn’t make any sense, but I followed the replacement procedure anyways.
Shortly afterwards, I received a return label and an envelope, in which I returned my iPod. Approximately 1 month later, I got my replacement, but what I found inside was this:
It was a 6th gen. 8GB iPod nano Silver!!
Well, actually, I already knew about this from rumors that had already been spread by others who returned their old iPods…so it didn’t surprise me at all.
I think most people will be happy about this replacement, but I was confounded, because I have future ambitions of building a personal Apple museum. It would’ve been nice if Apple could’ve at least written about this exchange in their replacement program page.
Anyways, to put this upgrade to good use, I decided to use the nano with a LunaTik watch kit.
I’ll use it not to listen to music, but this time as a watch and photoframe.