Apple ships 4GB iPod Nano instead of 16GB version
Shipment blunder revealed
A Dublin-based Register Hardware reader almost received one of the recently revealed 4GB fourth-generation iPod Nanos, thanks to an Apple shipment blunder.
The reader, Paul, told us how he ordered a 16GB capacity version of the new oval-profiled model online last week, only to later have the €157 (£124/$225) excluding tax device replaced by a 4GB model, priced at €115 (£90/$165).
As you can see from a screen grab of Paul’s online order page, the 4GB model was offered to Paul in blue. The model’s product code is shown as PB651ZO/A.
Apple realised the mistake though and sent Paul an email stating: “Due to an error this order has entered our system as an iPod Nano 4GB.” The error’s since been rectified and a 16GB model is winging its way to the reader.
Thanks for the tip off, Paul.
In fairness to James...
Deep down, the story is really a reflection on Apple's silliness, 4G obviously being easily confused with 4GB.
Why didn't they get the damn thing right to start with, or is it just that they know what a bunch of trend-following sheep their average customers are, so they'll upgrade to any old crap just to have the latest gear so long as it has half-eaten food for a logo?
I ordered a pint of Worthington's the other weekend, the barman returned with a pint of Fosters. Thankfully he too realised his mistake and promptly supplied the aforementioned pint of bitter.
I wouldn't have thought this would be something The Reg would like to report on, but now I'm not so sure.
Slow news day?
Fruit Retailer In Order Cock-up Shocka!
Corrects own mistake - punter happy!
Hmmm now how do I fill that out to a couple o' hundred words?