Apple Is Now Replacing First-Gen iPod Nanos With Current Sixth-Gen Models

Apple Is Now Replacing First-Gen iPod Nanos With Current Sixth-Gen Models

It seems Apple’s stock of refurbished first-generation iPod nanos has now run out following the launch of its worldwide replacement program last month. Customers who have applied for a replacement device in recent weeks report that they are now set to receive the current sixth-generation model instead.

Shortly after the first batch of first-generation iPod nanos were sent out — which was almost immediately after Apple announced the replacement program — users began complaining of slow turnaround times for both receiving their shipping boxes and for receiving their replacement iPods from Apple, apparently due to shortages with both items, according to MacRumors.

It would appear now, however, that Apple’s stock of first-generation iPod nanos has gone, and lucky customers are receiving the current-generation device instead:

Several users have reported over the past few days that they have received emails acknowledging shipment of their replacement device’s and checking the serial numbers of the replacement devices on Apple’s support site has shown them to be sixth-generation models.

According to the report, however, none of these customers have actually received their replacement device yet, and so it’s possibly their serial numbers are simply registering incorrectly in Apple’s database.

Apple has been contacted for clarification on the situation, but before the company responds, they may have already received their devices, with delivery expected this Wednesday.

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  • scott ronan

    That would be so cool

  • Aaron

    Crosses fingers… I have two of my 1st gen Nanos in currently for repair. Having two 6th gen iPods would ROCK!

  • Ed DeMeo

    I actually would prefer my original iPod Nano back.. I run alot and that new 5th gen with touch screen would do nothing for me. 

  • Loresa Salazar

    6th generation it is!!! Just received my shipment! :))

  • Michael

    This is yet another reason I’m a (contented) Apple customer.  Not another company anywhere would do this.  Just got my new 6th gen nano today.  Merry Christmas to me.  Thanks Apple.

  • Eric Barbosa

    just got mine today!! was ecstatic when i saw the little square in the box :)

  • Randy Loughridge

    Curious, how long did it take until yours shipped out from the time Apple received your old nano? They received mine 12/16 and the one still didn’t ship yet. 

  • Randy Loughridge

    Curious, how long did it take until yours shipped out from the time Apple received your old nano? They received mine 12/16 and the one still didn’t ship yet. 

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