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Jeff Campbell
01-24-2009, 08:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/23/apple-reaches-22-5-million-settlement-for-scratched-ipod-nanos/' target='_blank'>http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/23/...hed-ipod-nanos/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"It's been a few years and a couple of different nano generations since the first lawsuits started flying, but it looks like those that found themselves with the scratch magnet known as the first-gen iPod nano may soon be able to get a bit of payback for their troubles, as Apple has reached a $22.5 million settlement following a class-action lawsuit."</em></p><p><em><span style="font-style: normal; line-height: normal;"><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1232760604.usr105634.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></span></em></p><p><em><span style="font-style: normal; line-height: normal;">I don't know about anyone else, but I always put a shield on anything I've ever bought from Apple. Granted, if the items were defective, and it appears they may have been since they are settling the lawsuit, they need to pay the damages. The one in this picture, however, &nbsp;looks like someone did a burn out on it. Sure doesn't look like any kind of fix on the finish would have prevented this damage.&nbsp;</span></em></p>

01-24-2009, 09:05 PM
I had an early Nano and I did put a shield on it after two days - when it was already slightly scratched up. When I bought my new Nano a couple of months ago I had ordered a Zagg Invisishield for it beforehand; I am so happy that I did.

$15 is $15. I never expected to get anything anyway.

Tim Williamson
01-26-2009, 03:55 AM
I had a 1st gen Nano and it got pretty scratched up just being in my pocket (no keys or metal objects in the pocket). But I knew the plastic facing was total crap, and I didn't really mind. I eventually upgraded to a 2nd gen Nano which has the awesome brushed aluminum case that it pretty much scratch proof.

The funny thing is when iPods first came out, I bought one, kept it in my pocket by itself, went on a 2 week trip, and after I had used it a few times over that period, the screen and face and shiny back was completely scratched, I thought it was total crap, so I returned it and stayed away from iPods for the next few years after.