It may not be a defect. Apple may have done it on purpose because of the scratching thing, but I STILL think it looks messed up and awful and Im VERY glad I saw this thread before getting the 1GB nano for my sister. If all new nanos come with this incredible new design "improvement" Ill be looking elswhere for a player.larkbird said:To second what Jeremy said, I think something needs to be changed here: either the name of the thread or the attitude some are taking towards this. This is not a defect but at most a very slight design change by Apple to alleivate some of the scratching problems (at the MOST!). So: It's not a defect. It's probably a good thing. RELAX.