“Apple is looking into reports of sound problems with its popular iPod mini digital music player. According to online postings, some people have had trouble with the headphone jack, leading to screeching sounds and static. Apple said it was aware of ‘a few isolated reports,’ saying the device was covered by a one-year warranty,” BBC News reports.
“The credit card sized player, launched in the US in February, can store up to 1,000 songs and costs $249. According to comments on the enthusiast site iPodLounge, the problems with the player relate to the 10 connector pins that link the main electronics board in the device to a smaller one that attaches to the headphones socket,” BBC News reports.
“‘If a customer has any technical issues, they should contact AppleCare,’ an Apple spokesman said. In postings, users said that the player started making a crackling noise after about a month of use,” BBC News reports.
“Last month, the California company said it had delayed the global launch of the player by three months due to high demand in the US. Apple may release sales figures for the iPod mini when it reports earning on Wednesday. The player had more than 100,000 orders before it even went on sale,” BBC News reports.
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple fans should pray that this problem is not widespread and is, in fact, an isolated problem affecting only a small number of users. We’ll have to wait and see how this plays out.