Limited lifespan of nano memory?

in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
Do I recall reading somewhere that flash memory has a limited number of read/write cycles before it dies? Does this have any implications for people who intend to hold on to nanos for a long period of time or even for those who sync them up everyday? Will Apple have to offer a memory replacement service a year from now like they have had to offer a battery replacement service?

Not that this is going to stop me from buying a nano... I seem to be upgrading my iPods within 12 months, so I don't think I will be affected, but I still know people who are using their 1 and 2Gs from years ago.


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    Well- I have a 64MB CF card that I've had for about 4 years now with no problems.
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    dfilerdfiler Posts: 3,420member
    It matters not how long flash memory will last.

    All the other components will die far sooner, especially the battery, button contacts, scroll wheel, and screen.
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