Apple is replacing iPod Nano batteries because they're setting on fire

14 November 2011

apple_logo_rainbow_6_colorHave you been listening to your first generation iPod Nano and wondering why it keeps setting your Steps Greatest Hits on fire? No, your shiny device isn't an arbiter of taste (mainly because you animals love Steps), but rather, they've got faulty batteries which Apple are offering to replace because they're getting too damn hot.

The devices in question were sold between September 2005 and December 2006 and are specifically the first-gen models. Okay? If you don't believe us (and who would blame you?), here's the official blurb.

"Apple has determined that, in very rare cases, the battery in the iPod nano (1st generation) may overheat and pose a safety risk. Affected iPod nanos were sold between September 2005 and December 2006," said the firm.

"This issue has been traced to a single battery supplier that produced batteries with a manufacturing defect. While the possibility of an incident is rare, the likelihood increases as the battery ages."

You are advised to stop using your iPod with immediate effect (which seems a bit drastic) and you should go to Apple's website where you can sort out a new unit, free of charge.

Sadly for those of you who walk to work or rely on your tunes, it could and probably will take six weeks for Apple to send out a replacement. If you have a personalised iPod Nano, you won't be getting the same one back. Just so you know.

Click here to visit Apple and find out more.

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TOPICS:   Technology   Freebies   Gadgets

3 comments

  • Dick
    I would have thought most of the batteries would be dead by now anyway.
  • Ian
    it just works, soorry i mean combusts
  • Bloke
    Apple are not at fault. The laws of physics just failed to consult with them before being the laws of physics. If' they'd called themsslves the laws of iphysics then it would all have been okay. And stylish.

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