According to BetaNews, reports have indicated that all new iPod Nanos will be shipped with a protective sleeve to prevent scratches.
This news comes despite Apple’s continued denial that there is a widespread scratching problem with the Nano’s screen
in the first place. And, as many of you know, Apple is currently involved in a class action lawsuit that alleges the company had prior knowledge of the screen defect, but decided to proceed with production anyway.
“The case we ship with the new 5th generation iPod has received great feedback from customers and we are including a similar case with the iPod nano,” Apple spokesperson Steve Dowling told BetaNews. This is, of course, Applespeak for ” We know that the screen is defective and we are trying to find the cheapest solution possible to fix it.”
Rumors have also surfaced that the company may be ordering its Chinese manufacturing plants to coat the players with an extra layer of protective plastic.
If you are wondering, there are currently no plans to make the sleeve available to current owners of the Nano. Early adopters got screwed again.
Posted by Sean