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Limited-time offer: Apple to replace 5G iPods for (almost) any reason

Evan Blass
10.26.05
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AppleInsider is reporting that Apple has instructed its authorized service providers to replace any 5G iPods that exhibit "any type of hardware failure [including] those that would normally be classified as abuse," in a message to its channel partners. This limited-time policy is being seen as a preemptive customer relations booster, and not (yet) as a sign that the new 'Pods with video have some unannounced inherent defect. The announcement comes at a time when Apple is under fire for the scratchability of the nano, having recently been hit with a class action lawsuit

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