Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has now agreed to replace overheating first-gen iPod nanos for affected customers located in Japan. Apple Inc. said it will offer replacements of iPad Nano music players in Japan that overheat, following calls by the government to take measures to prevent the devices from catching fire. Apple, based in Cupertino, […]
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Apple Finally Agrees to Replace Overheating First-Gen iPod Nanos for Customers in Japan

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has now agreed to replace overheating first-gen iPod nanos for affected customers located in Japan.

Apple Inc. said it will offer replacements of iPad Nano music players in Japan that overheat, following calls by the government to take measures to prevent the devices from catching fire.

Apple, based in Cupertino, California, had previously only offered to replace the device’s battery and updated its Japan website yesterday by saying it will replace the entire unit.

This saga has been ongoing for nearly two years, with the Japanese government issuing warning that the first-gen iPod nano may be a fire hazard. The government finally set up an investigation a few weeks ago, because of continued reports of the devices overheating.

There is no word from Apple on how it plans to go about replacing these iPods, but it’s a safe bet that they no longer have enough first-gen iPod nanos in their inventory to offer similar replacements. So, it is likely that affected customers will be receiving newer iPod nano models as replacements.

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