Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2013 7:10 PM (in response to linefromboisbriand)
Anybody get a 7th generation yet? I have a 1st generation hanging out in my office I use infrequently, but would be tempted by four times the storage and Bluetooth. I'm not a fan of the 6th generation design, so I think I'll keep the 1st generation until the 7th generation is confirmed.
And regarding an earlier post about Apple stopping the program...can they do that? Like, legally? "Oh, sorry your pocket caught on fire listening to your iPod. You should have sent it back when we were offering the replacement program*. We only care about your physical health for two years after we realize a mistake." I don't think that would go over too well - would it?
*I'm in no way bashing Apple's handling of this issue; it seems to be an appropriately generous way of doing a recall.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2013 7:30 PM (in response to mscebold)
Since the 6th Generation was sold for 2 years I would imagine that Apple has an ample amount of 8GB service replacements. Assuming Apple introduces an 8th Generation iPod Nano in the fall it is possible they could switch to the 7th Generation model sometime in 2014, if they don't then you are probably looking at 2015.
Yes, they can stop the program. In defense of your suit resulting from your pocket catching on fire Apple can clearly state that they offered the replacement program for a sufficient amount of time for a reasonable person to get theirs replaced. Plus under oath and cross examination you would testify that you knew about the program bought ignored your safety to get a 7th Generation model. How well would that go over to a jury?
You also need to confirm that your 1st Generation Nano is covered by the recall. Not all of them had the battery in question and they do not offer a replacement for those.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2013 8:24 PM (in response to deggie)
Thanks for the response, deggie.
If Apple has an ample amount of the 6th generation Nanos, why aren't they available for purchase in the Apple store? Are they hoarding all the remaining refurbished units and parts for themselves in case of any warranty issues on the remaining/yet-to-be-sold 6th generations? I don't disagree, just curious.
My specific model is available for replacement, and the above situation was strictly hypothetical.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2013 8:29 PM (in response to mscebold)
Because Apple discontinued retail sale of them and the remaining stock is for service replacement as you surmised. I'm sure they have put a significant number aside for 1st Generation replacements that trickle in.
There are a number of people who preferred the 6th Generation model because of the size and clip, check the prices on craiglist and eBay. You could do the replacement, sell yours and use the proceeds to purchase a 7th Generation model.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2013 11:47 PM (in response to deggie)
Think about it though.. Are they likely to start using the 7th gen as a replacement even after they bring out an 8th gen.. Highly unlikely. When we sent off our iPods what did we send with them? No connector cables, booklets etc.. Just the iPod alone.. To use a 7th gen model as a replacement they would also have to send with that lightening connectors, as they cannot simply assume that people awaiting the return of their iPod will have other apple products and connectors readily available.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 16, 2013 10:21 AM (in response to linefromboisbriand)
Just recieved the package today and got the 6th gen which i was expecting
Currently Being ModeratedAug 4, 2013 8:09 PM (in response to Ghgomes)
I have done this recall for months. empty box takes 3 days. replacement ipod takes less then a week to arrive once old one is sent it. without fail I get all them this quick
Currently Being ModeratedAug 22, 2013 12:19 PM (in response to linefromboisbriand)
Just recieved my Ipod 6th Gen , took 10 days in total since sending my 2GB Ipod away . The 6th Gen looks brand new & I've just put all my songs on it ! Brilliant service
Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2013 3:19 PM (in response to linefromboisbriand)
I'm in London UK and replacement took 2 days for the mailing jacket to arrive, and 3 days for the replacement! Now very pleased with 8Gb nano 6th gen which has the voice notes recording function built in which is a fantastic addition and improvement over my 2Gb 1st gen nano. Fantastic service.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2013 8:03 PM (in response to linefromboisbriand)
Don't know where I've been, but I just found out about the nano 1st generation replacement program today. Both my wife and I had a qualifying 1st gen. Sounds like the boxes should be coming soon. I had them both sent in my name which I'm assuming won't be an issue.
From what I can tell, the itunes store is out of 6th gen. nanos. I'm hoping for a 7th gen, but I'll be pretty happy with whatever I get. I'll reply back when I find out.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2013 9:04 PM (in response to chickenfishlightmycigarette)
Great! I have one more 1st generation that is waiting until they start providing 7th gen replacements. Crossing my fingers that you get a 7th gen!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2013 9:09 PM (in response to chickenfishlightmycigarette)
There will be no 7th gens shipping out, as Apple had the 6th gens for sale for 2 ears and have a heap of them. The only chance you'll have at getting a 7th gen is when the 6th becomes "Antiquated", as the iPhone 2G is now. Then they can't legally sell or provide them for trade in.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2013 12:54 AM (in response to Dadasmithywinkle)
I understand your reasoning. I think the best reasoning for why Apple won't ship out 7th gens until they ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO is that the 6th gen is the last Nano to use the 30-pin cable, and the 7th gens use the Lightning port.
Given the fact that this Nano replacement program is meant to replace the 1st gen Nano, Apple can rightly assume that anyone sending in their 1st gen already has a 30-pin USB cable, so they only need to send a replacement 6th Gen Nano without any cable.
When/if they ever start shipping out 7th gen Nanos, they would likely need to also include a Lightning cable because the original owner of the 1st gen wouldn't have a Lightning cable, and you know that Lightning cables are not cheap!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2013 7:12 AM (in response to chickenfishlightmycigarette)
Update: Received FedEx boxes on my doorstep from Apple Wednesday afternoon after only beginning the whole process late Monday night. Will report back when there's more news.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2013 8:22 PM (in response to chickenfishlightmycigarette)
Got two 6th generation Nanos FedEx'ed sitting on my doorstep yesterday morning. Couldn't be happier! Whole process took exactly 1 week from request to receival.