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.