In our previous post about Apple's first-generation iPod Nano replacement program, we had the absurd idea to send in a couple of dead iPods to see what Apple would replace. One of them wasn't just dead though.
On the second, I replaced the screen, left the screws out, and then accidentally ran it through the wash! By the time it came out of the dryer, it was in several pieces and the logic board was oval shaped, and we used the whole front assembly to fix another iPod. The first iPod was just dead, and the second only needed to be run over by a car to look any worse.
Laughing the whole time, we sent them into Apple to see what would happen.
Apple has recalled the first-generation iPod Nano, due to battery issues. Several of my family members and fellow potato-hackers own such iPods, and have been returning them. So far, they have each received a replacement in the form of a refurbished sixth-generation iPod Nano.
While the rest of the interwebnets rages that they didn't receive an exact replacement, we at Hacked Potatoes are giving Apple a well-deserved thumbs up. Their product failed (barely), so they opted to provide a free, technologically superior replacement. We will miss the click wheel, but we will enjoy all of the extra space.
The only question that remains is this: what condition does your iPod Nano need to be in to qualify for replacement? Does it have to be working? In one piece? Read on to see what we dare to send in to Apple.