You may remember that last month Apple launched a new global program set out to replace some 1st generation iPod units which have a faulty battery, which allowed customers who had purchased the device between 2005 and 2006 to exchange their device for a new replacement unit.

In order to do this, you had to type your serial number into a special page which had been set up by Apple specifically for the  iPod Nano replacements, all of which Apple will do free of charge as long as your number matches their database.

But the interesting part of this article is a report that originated from MacRumors, Apple may be replacing these faulty units with brand new sixth generation devices, this is apparently due to a lack of first generation models in stock.

According to serial numbers on Apple’s website, there is sixth generation iPod Nano’s being shipped today, meaning that some people may find themselves receiving a brand new iPod Nano in the morning.

What do you think? Would Apple ship the sixth generation devices as a replacement?

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