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Apple replaces overheating iPod Nanos in Japan

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Aug 2010 15:15 User comments (5)

Apple replaces overheating iPod Nanos in Japan Apple has said today it will begin replacing any iPod Nano that overheats in Japan, improving on their past offer of replacing only the batteries of said devices.
Japan's trade ministry had ordered Apple to "publish an easy to understand statement" on how owners of faulty devices could receive their replacement batteries.

The first generation Nano models, those sold between 2005 and 2006, are the ones in question, accounting for over 60 incidents of overheating leading to four cases of minor burns.

Apple has blamed the "very rare" occurrences on a single battery supplier.

Says Apple: "We've worked closely with METI (trade ministry) to make sure first-generation iPod nano customers who are concerned with their battery have the latest information."

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5 user comments

111.8.2010 21:28

replacing them with g1 or newest Gen?

212.8.2010 5:10

Replaceable batteries on an Apple product? Impossible!

313.8.2010 11:37

Eh they're just holding them wrong anyway!

413.8.2010 11:51

Originally posted by dEwMe:
Eh they're just holding them wrong anyway!

lol Funny... ^o^

Couldn't they just fix this with a software update, because surely it can't be a hardware issue.... :-D

513.8.2010 23:33

No, don't you know? All apple software is flawless, just like the devices. If the battery explodes, that just means that you are an evil person.

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