International iPods

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"International iPods"

Did you know that there is no difference between iPods from different regions? Apple packs the exact same iPod to sell in every area of the world. What's the difference then? None, except that you are paying a different price than other people. There are several things that people are concerned about that I will address here:

The iPod comes prepackaged with several languages to choose from. You can select:

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Cestina
  • Dansk
  • Deutsch
  • Espanol
  • Francais
  • Italian
  • Netherlands
  • Portugues
  • Pyccknn
  • Suomi
  • Svenska
  • Turkce
  • Korean
  • Chinese (both types)
In addition, the instruction manual comes with all these languages as well. Think about this for a moment. Why would Apple include all these languages in every iPod they sold? The answer is so they can produce one iPod that can be shipped ANYWHERE with ease. Imagine having to ensure that there was adaquete supply of iPods with the French language, and not too many with English on them. That would be a nightmare.

What about charging my iPod?

Your ipod charges with the prepackaged USB cable. This cable can be universally charged from any computer, no matter if your computer resides in the States or in the UK.

Before the release of the iPod video and the 6gb iPod Mini (now discontinued), iPods relied on a charger that would have to be plugged into the socket of your home for power. With the release of the iPod Video and Nano, this has been done away with. Why? It's cheaper for Apple to give you the USB Cable instead, and also cuts their cost even more by not having to worry about different leads for different countries. Yet, Apple will still charge you a pretty £ more than the USA counterpart.

What about Warranty?

Your ipod will be warranted by Apple in the country that you are in. If you move to Italy in 6 months, then Apple in Italy will handle the claim, and if you move to Germany in a couple months, then Apple Germany willl handle the warranty. With so many people on the move in the EU, it would be stupid to think that Apple would tell you to go back to your home country to get it warranted!


So, there are no reasons to be hesitant about buying an iPod from us, a trusted ebay seller, even though the ipod comes from the USA. Apple wants YOU to believe that there are complications so that you will pay them MORE for the exact SAME item. 



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