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iPod Nano Switches Left and Right Channels With Headphone Insert

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If you have a new 4th-gen nano and a decent ear, you may have noticed something funny: After putting it to sleep, if you wake it up by inserting headphones, the left and right channels switch. I tried this with the most obvious stereo mix of all time, David Bowie's "Space Oddity," and it's really easy to duplicate yourself. While it's easy to correct, it's still definitely a weird, weird bug. Thanks to reader Matt for bringing it to our attention, and posting a thread at iLounge. Have you noticed it or any other weird glitches, like Genius' pathological avoidance of the lovely Norah Jones? (I'm serious, try it!)

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There's much bigger flaws with the new Nano, like the fact that Apple removed its ability to charge from Firewire.

This means that the vast majority of accessories out there (all with Apple's big shiny "Made for iPod" logo) will not charge my new iPod.