Apple will fix Series 2 watch batteries for free

Adjust Comment Print

It also added that "Apple will service eligible devices free of charge".

Apple has released a new service policy regarding the Apple watch Series 2.

The document mentions that they have determined that under certain conditions, some of them may not turn on or may have an expanded battery. The repairs must be scheduled through the Genius Bar and it is recommended that customers ensure that it will be a free fix prior to agreeing to service. This is limited to the 42mm size which includes the Sport, Edition, Hermes and Nike+ variants.

The first-generation Apple Watch (Series o) seemingly suffered from the same problem, with Apple implementing a similar 3-year fix program for affected users. Apple has nearly always replaced or serviced such devices and generally covers expanded batteries past the 1-year warranty date, regardless of a program such as this. The fix program announced last year is also for up to three years. Thus far, there haven't been any reports of the Apple Watch Series 3 suffering from expanded battery issues, though it could still be too early to tell as such problems generally take sometime to manifest.

Apple stores and Authorized Repair Providers were informed of the policy change in a note distributed through the company's internal GSX portal on Friday, reports MacRumors. The $29 iPhone battery replacement program will last through December 2018. The devices returned in 2016 with the announcement of the Apple Watch Series 2, which is very similar to its predecessor. 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. Recent reports have said that the Apple Watch Series 4 will be announced some time this year, which makes sense since the company waited only a year to announce the Apple Watch Series 3. What do you think about the Apple Watch?

Comments