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Apple Recalls MacBook Air Flash Storage Sold Between June 2012 & June 2013

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Apple has recalled 64GB and 128GB flash storage drives that were used in the previous generation MacBook Air. The systems were sold during June 2012 and June 2013, and those affected qualify for a free flash storage drive replacement at their local Apple retail store, or authorized service provider.

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iFixit Walks Us Through An iPhone 5 Battery Replacement [Video]

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Battery life on the iPhone 5 is pretty good when you compare it to other high-end devices with LTE connectivity, so if you’re having to charge yours more than normal, then you may need a new battery. But don’t worry — battery replacements are relatively cheap, and they’re so easy, you can probably do them yourself.

Teardown specialists iFixit show you how in a new five-minute walkthrough video.

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Check Your iMac, You Might Be Eligible For A Free 1TB Hard Drive Replacement

Check Your iMac, You Might Be Eligible For A Free 1TB Hard Drive Replacement

Last year, Apple announced that a “small number” of 1TB Seagate hard drives used in 2011 iMacs could fail under certain conditions, and were eligible for a free replacement. Now Apple’s extended that program to all iMacs sold between October 2009 and July 2011.

According to the new support page, if you have a 21.5 or 27-inch iMac with a 1TB Seagate hard drive, Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider will replace the hard drive free of charge. They’ve even included a handy little form to figure out if your iMac is affected. (My 2009 27-inch iMac luckily isn’t).

One thing to keep in mind is that you don’t necessarily have to bring your iMac back to the Apple Store: in some areas, if you contact an AppleCare representative, you can take advantage of an in-office or home repair option, so if you are going to get your hard drive replaced and don’t want to lug forty pounds of aluminum and silicon to your local Apple Store, ask about this option.

Apple Forced To Pay Tokyo Couple $7,400 After iPod Nano Bursts Into Flames

Apple Forced To Pay Tokyo Couple $7,400 After iPod Nano Bursts Into Flames

If you've got a first-generation iPod nano, get it replaced before it looks like this.

Apple has been forced to pay a couple in Tokyo, Japan, ¥600,000 (approx. $7,400) for medical fees and pain and suffering after their first-generation iPod nano spontaneously burst into flames, causing burns to the hand that took more than a month to completely heal.

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Apple’s Policies On Theft Allow A Thief To Get A Free Replacement For Your Stolen iPhone

Apple’s Policies On Theft Allow A Thief To Get A Free Replacement For Your Stolen iPhone

Imagine having your iPhone stolen while you’re out with your friends one night, then discovering that the thief who stole it had the audacity to return it to an Apple retail store for replacement after you had it blocked. Thanks to Apple’s policies on theft, that’s exactly what happened to Scott Barkley from Toronto.

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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.

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Users With Scalding First-Gen iPod Nanos Begin Receiving Their Replacements

Users With Scalding First-Gen iPod Nanos Begin Receiving Their Replacements

Following the launch of a new worldwide replacement program for the first-generation iPod nano last week, users have begun receiving their replacements today, and they’re just like new — only without the overheating issue.

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Apple’s Genius Bar to Trade MacBook Pros for iPads [Rumor]

Apple’s Genius Bar to Trade MacBook Pros for iPads [Rumor]

A trademark feature at Apple retail stores all over the world is the Genius Bar. Operated by a group of Apple experts, the Genius Bar allows any Mac or iOS device owner to take their device to their nearest Apple store and get technical help, repairs, or replacements.

Along with Apple experts, the Genius Bar sports a line of MacBook Pros which Apple staff use to diagnose problems, order parts for repairs, check the status of your product’s warranty, and more. In this “post-PC” era, however, those MacBook Pros are set to be replaced by the iPad.

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Apple Initiates Replacement Program for First-Gen iPod nano

Apple Initiates Replacement Program for First-Gen iPod nano

Credit: The Consumerist

Apple has initiated a replacement program for the first-generation iPod nano due to an overheating issue with the battery inside of the device. The problem was recognized by Apple several years ago and they offered replacements to customers on a case-by-case basis. A number of foreign government agencies in Europe and Asia investigated the defect and last year the Japan trade ministry forced Apple to tell customers about the replacement website on Apple’s Japanese website.

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Apple Announces iMac 1TB Seagate Hard Drive Replacement Program [Updated]

Apple Announces iMac 1TB Seagate Hard Drive Replacement Program [Updated]

Apple has announced that a “very small number” of 1TB Seagate hard drives used in 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac systems may fail under certain conditions. The problem only applies to systems that were sold between May 2011 and July 2011. My own 27-inch iMac purchased in June 2011 is affected by this recall.

For complete information about the recall click the read link.

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