Research

Apple will fix Apple Watch Series 2 for free

Apple will fix Apple Watch Series 2 for free

"Apple has determined that under certain conditions, some Apple Watch Series 2 devices may not power on or they may experience an expanded battery", said a document sent to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers.

Apple Watch users have for years complained of expanded, or swollen, batteries across multiple device generations.

Apple this week initiated a new service program that grants free, out of warranty repairs to Apple Watch Series 2 owners whose device suffers from a swollen battery or refuses to turn on.

The program appears to be limited to Apple Watch Series 2 42mm models, suggesting that the issue is not present on the 38mm models. If you own the Apple Watch Series 1 or Series 3, unfortunately, you are not eligible to apply for free repairs. Apple will service eligible devices free of charge. The fix umbrella will cover up to three years after purchase in other words, you likely have until 2019 or 2020.

More news: Poirier-Gaethje, 1st Ld-Writethru,591

The bulging battery issue is affecting some Apple Watch Series 2 devices.

This is a bit different than the temporarily discounted battery replacement program that Apple put into effect for some of its iPhone devices.

The reasons behind Apple Watch Series 2 not turning on for some users is unclear at this point and the memo does not shed enough light on it as well. Apple notes, however, that all models will be subject to a "visual-mechanic" inspection prior to service. Like most lithium-ion battery packs, the pouches used to power Apple Watch are susceptible to swelling and expanding when punctured, overcharged, overheated or otherwise damaged. Let us know in the comments.


  • Mehbooba Mufti forwards BJP ministers' resignation to Governor

    Mehbooba Mufti forwards BJP ministers' resignation to Governor

    Despite receiving open threats, the mother of 5-year-old daughter hasn't given up and her focus is reportedly on seeking justice for Asifa and her family.
    Guardiola set to be punished by UEFA after confronting referee

    Guardiola set to be punished by UEFA after confronting referee

    The Dutchman has added much-needed defensive solidity, despite his error leading to City's goal on Tuesday. "We only can develop". Speaking after the win, he said: 'It woke us up that early. "You don't become a victor overnight".
    Oklahoma president David Boren suffers minor stroke at Bob Stoops statue reveal

    Oklahoma president David Boren suffers minor stroke at Bob Stoops statue reveal

    President David Boren was taken by medical personnel from the Bob Stoops' statue ceremony, Saturday (April 14) morning. I saw a little bit more concern in people's eyes and the body language ... he was looking at me like 'Keep going'.
  • Anticipated $0.71 EPS for GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) as of April, 25

    Frank Brosens increased its stake in Genworth Finl Inc (GNW) by 90% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,318 ($18.63), for a total transaction of £184,809.96 ($261,215.49).
    Arab League's annual summit starts in Saudi Arabia

    Arab League's annual summit starts in Saudi Arabia

    Qatar's emir did not attend the summit, instead dispatching Qatar's Arab League representative to the meeting. Missiles targeted a research centre, two chemical weapons facilities and an Assad regime command centre.

    Vettel denies Raikkonen pole for Chinese Grand Prix

    So Raikkonen, Vettel, Hamilton and Bottas will start Sunday's race on the softs, with the rest of the top 10 on ultrasofts. However, he might still be viewed as a favourite on Sunday despite missing pole position.
  • North Korean leader meets senior Chinese official

    North Korean leader meets senior Chinese official

    Another photograph showed a North Korean orchestra performing in front of a screen onto which was projected a large image of Xi. In Sunday's report, she was addressed as the "Respectable Lady Ri Sol Ju".
    Mourinho reveals what he told Pogba after Man City heroics

    Mourinho reveals what he told Pogba after Man City heroics

    I tried to raise the level of training and I think I managed to do it because I am really pleased with this week". "Maybe also Manchester City will invest heavily and they don't let the others close the gap to them, I don't know".
    Justice Kokjey is VHP International president

    Justice Kokjey is VHP International president

    The elections were held in Gurugram today, which resulted in the defeat for Raghav Reddy a close aide to Praveen Togadia. The outcomes of the result will have a bearing on the functioning of the VHP, which includes the fate of Togadia.
  • People gather for pro-Second Amendment rally at State Capitol

    People gather for pro-Second Amendment rally at State Capitol

    Second Amendment supporters and gun control supporters took to the streets on Saturday in several cities around the country. Numerous speakers were politicians or people running for office.
    Chong Wei bows out Using singles gold

    Chong Wei bows out Using singles gold

    Kidambi Srikanth tried to make a comeback with a couple of points but he fell short to the incredible grit of the Malaysian. The smashes that were landing outside in the opening game became just the bit accurate and hard for the Indian to retrieve.
    Yogi must be sacked for 'shielding' rape accused: Congress

    Yogi must be sacked for 'shielding' rape accused: Congress

    The first FIR pertains to the alleged rape of the girl in which Sengar and a woman, Shashi Singh, have been named as the accused. Her father died in judicial custody the next day, nearly a week after he was reportedly thrashed by the MLA's brother and others.