You may have noticed it already, but if not here it goes: Apple no longer offers its personalized laser engraving feature for replacement iPod devices.
As evidenced by an internal memo that the Cupertino tech giant shared with its Authorized Service Providers, which was obtained by MacRumors, damaged iPod media player models with an engraved message will now be replaced with their non-engraved counterparts.
If you have a damaged iPod touch, iPod nano, iPod shuffle or iPod classic with an engraved message on it, and an Apple technician determines that the entire device needs to be replaced, the company will simply provide customers with a non-engraved replacement from its repair inventory.
The publication notes that before this change came into effect, customers were provided with the option of having their re-engraved replacement device shipped directly from China.
Apple offers the free laser engraving option for many of its mobile products, including AirPods, the iPod models, iPads and all Apple Pencil models.