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Apple Watch 2 and 3 units are eligible for a free screen replacement from Apple

Some Apple Watches may be in line for a free repair. (Source: Apple)
Some Apple Watches may be in line for a free repair. (Source: Apple)
Apple has issued a recall of its second- and third-generation Watches in order to address a screen fault that may develop in these devices. The company is, therefore, offering a free replacement for this component. A customer can avail of it by bringing or sending an applicable Watch to Apple, or to one of its official service providers.

Apple has reported that certain versions of its Watch are liable to a screen fault. Accordingly, it has instituted a recall program for the affected devices, in which the affected wearables will be repaired for free. It applies worldwide, yet may only be accessible in the same country as the one in which the product in question was purchased.

This recall covers those models of the Apple Watch 2 and 3, as well as the Watch 3 Nike+ edition, with an aluminium case. The 38- and 42-millimeter variants of both generations of these devices are included therein, as are Apple Watch 3 units that have cellular connectivity.

These smartwatches are subject to a defect in which a fissure may develop along the rounded edge of the display in some cases. Consumers who own an affected device may avail of their free screen replacement by arranging to have it sent to their nearest Apple Store or Authorized Service Provider. Alternatively, they could contact the company in order to mail it to its Repair Center directly. All other details on this recall can be found on this page.

Schematics showing the potential defect that could arise in the Apple Watch 2 or 3. (Source: Apple)
Schematics showing the potential defect that could arise in the Apple Watch 2 or 3. (Source: Apple)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-09- 1 (Update: 2019-09- 1)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.