Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2013 1:38 PM (in response to chickenfishlightmycigarette)
Thanks for the update! I think the theory holds true, they are going to stick to the 6th gens for as long as humanly possible, partly because it's the last nano with a 30-pin connector.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2013 3:58 PM (in response to MatNeh)
I got my replacement iPod more than a year ago. I am pleased that the replacement iPod still had a 30 pin interface and not the Thunderbolt connector. At least one of the four peripheral devices I have from my 1st generation Nano still works. The newer iPods have deleted the Fire Wire connections from the 30 pin connector. The iPod classics and 1st generation Nano did have Fire Wire. Older peripherals supply power via the Fire Wire connection.
What no longer works:
Belkin Tunebase FM modulator for car - iPod doesn't fit; doesn't receive power.
I home clock radio - fits, but does not receive power for charging.
RadioShack Accurian speaker system - fits, but can not be controlled by speaker switches; doesn't receive power.
What still works:
Sony monaural clock radio - fits, can be controlled, recharges.
Something else prospective traders in of old Nanos should be aware is that the 6th generation iPod Nano lacks, "shuffle by album." I miss this feature. There are workarounds such was joining tracks in iTunes or creating play lists. Both are more complicated and annoying than simply allowing the iPod to just play though entire albums.
Even though I got a replacement iPod via this program, I still opted to purchase a refurbished (3rd party battery replacement)1st generation iPod so I didn't have to repurchase all my peripherals - especially now that there is no equivalent to the extremely handy Tunebase. I think a lot of other former 1st generation iPod owners must have had the same opinion because the price of refurbished 1st generation Nanos has gone up sharply and unused new old stock is non existent.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2013 5:33 AM (in response to linefromboisbriand)
I just found out that my glorious Ipod 4GB 1st Generation black could be the one affected by this problem. I submitted the serial code and they told me they will ship me a box with instructions.
I was wondering, what would I get now? And, moreover, Will I get something after all this years without knowing it?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2013 7:30 AM (in response to Manfmanc)
Also, I would like to add that, despite the use, my ipod is still in mint condition. It is in perfect working condition and even the screen is mint as I always kept the original screen protector (yes, i am a nerd...).
So I am bit worried now, if I got it repair or replaced...is there any chance they can scratch it or give me a refurbished one in poor aesthetic conditions? Should I keep mine?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2013 8:00 AM (in response to Manfmanc)
You'll get the 6th gen nano as a replacement, which is a very nice device and it has a new battery so it'll last a lot longer than your current nano, whose battery will likely not explode but definitely will deteriorate to the point of not being able to hold a charge.
There are some advantages to the 1st gen, however, with the tactical click wheel and it handles auto updating smart playlists correctly (which the 6th gen does not), so you have to decide if it's worth it.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2013 11:13 AM (in response to Manfmanc)
You will still get the silver 6th Generation 8GB service replacement Nano. It will have a 90 day warranty and if it is in poor condition you can exchange it.
If you decide to keep your 1st Generation make sure you put a new battery in it.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2013 11:55 AM (in response to deggie)
Though it has less memory capacity, the first generation Nano does a few things better than the 6th generation Nano. If you have an investment in Peripheral devices for the first generation Nano, you may find those peripherals no longer work with the 6th generation device.
It is possible to replace the first generation Nano battery with a presumed safer battery, but is not endorsed by Apple and, of course, a modified device is not supported.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2013 3:13 PM (in response to deggie)
My replacement experience was disappointing.
The Nano I received lasted just one year. The power/sleep button stopped working. The store offers to replace it at a reduced cost but I wish I had kept my 1st gen which worked fine.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2013 4:56 PM (in response to Galest)
Just think if you had kept your 1st Generation that was on the battery list you could have burned down your entire house, had your insurance company deny the claim, Apple waive any responsibility, and still had to replace the Nano. I think you got the better deal.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2013 6:06 PM (in response to linefromboisbriand)
Can the replacement program work here in my country philippines?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2013 8:33 PM (in response to linefromboisbriand)
Thanks for clarifying that I should be thankful that Apple replaced one defective product with another defective product. I am now no longer disappointed.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2013 9:50 PM (in response to Galest)
I agree with Galest. My 1st generation Nano was in pristine condition when I returned it to Apple. It was very early in the program, and at the time nobody knew what the replacement would be. At the time, I was hoping the replacement would be a refurbished 1st generation Nano with a new battery.
My solution to the incompatibility of the newer replacement iPod with my heavy investment in 1at generation accessories was to purchase a first generation Nano from a third party who had replaced the battery. My refurbished Nano from the third party isn't in as nice condition as the Nano I had sent back to Apple. I was lucky to find my refurbished Nano at a reasonable price, but shortly after, prices of refurbished 1st generation Nanos quickly shot up to well over one hundred US dollars when demand surged as people realized they might have to repurchase all their accessories.
Readers may want to consider sending their 1st generation Nanos to a reputable repair facility for battery replacement instead of opting to the swap from Apple. There will be a modest fee, of course, with a third party repair shop.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2014 8:10 AM (in response to hpat)
Cant believe you had to look up the word "Replacement"
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2014 6:59 AM (in response to linefromboisbriand)
Got my replacement today. It was a 6th Gen Nano 8gb. Requested the box Dec 31st, received replacement Jan 15th.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2014 4:01 PM (in response to sloney9)
Usually it takes a day to get the empty box. Once the box is returned to apple with the old Nano it takes about a week to get your new ipod. I think the demand of ipods of finally caught up with apple because the last few weeks I havent been getting my boxes or new ipods for weeks. I do this alot and this is the first time this has happened. my repair would say " repair pending" way back to dec 23rd. I finally got all my ipods on one batch today. DO NOT GET THIS CONFUSED WITH THE RECALL ENDING. THAT IS NOT TRUE. I had to get that out for all to see.