Apple Recalls Millions Of First Generation IPod Nanos

Apple Recalls Millions Of First Generation IPod Nanos


Apple has announced a recall on the original IPod Nano. The IPods in question were made between 2005 and 2006 and is the result of faulty batteries that have more of a danger of over heating with each passing day. More details and a statement from Apple after the break:

Apple had this to say:

“the problem 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.”

Original IPod Nano users should stop using the devices immediately and take the device to your nearest Apple store. The staff that can make the process quick and easy. If you aren’t near an Apple store the process can be carried out online here. You’ll need the serial number in order to proceed. The process is surprisingly complex, so I suggest visiting a store if possible.  Users should also be prepared for a long wait, as replacement time can take up to 6 weeks. Apple will replace your original Nano with another original Nano so those hoping to upgrade will still have to buy a new device.  Do any of you still have an original Nano? Will you be sending it back for a replacement? Let us know in the comments below.


  1. I still have the original iPod nano but I don’t want to send it back as it was a gift which had been engraved for my birthday. Apple stated that they would not replace the engravings, so I’m reluctant to part with it now for sentimental reasons.

  2. I’m really not surprised to hear this, I used to work for an electronics recycling company and I remember seeing many iPod nano’s with what we liked to call ‘Fat Batts’.


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