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Apple Admits to Burning Nanos

Posted on August 19, 2008
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The first generation iPod Nano is apparently prone to catch fire.

After receiving two more reports of a combusting Nano, Apple, the manufacturer of the iPod is admitting that the 1st generation iPod Nano does indeed have problems with its battery that may lead to the device burning. A statement was released from Cupertino CA.

"Apple has determined that in very rare cases batteries in first generation iPod nanos sold between September 2005 and December 2006 can overheat causing failure and deformation of the iPod nano. Apple has received very few reports of such incidents (less than 0.001 percent of first generation iPod nano units), which have been traced back to a single battery supplier. There have been no reports of serious injuries or property damage, and no reports of incidents for any other iPod nano model."

Apple has also offered to replace any unit that has already burned or shows signs of the possibility that it might.

"Any first generation iPod Nano customers who have experienced their battery overheating should contact AppleCare for a replacement. Any other customers who have concerns about their first generation iPod Nano battery should also contact AppleCare."

The first generation iPod Nano is about 4 years old and it would be convenient for a lot of owners to get a replacement for their Nano. But the funny thing is, Apple has released 2nd and 3rd generation Nanos and without even detecting the problems with the first. Sure they say that the cases are rare and it’s because the batteries came from one supplier, but still, if they’ve detected this problem so late, the chances for other defects are really high.

 
 

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