Apple Watch Series 7 blows up after overheating on the user's wrist
Although the Apple Watch Series 7 was released nearly one year ago and is no longer the latest lineup available on the market, it remains a very popular wearable and has been discontinued less than a month ago. Considering that virtually all units sold so far are still under warranty, the fact that one started overheating and blew up in smoke less than a day later does not spell good news for the Cupertino-based tech giant.
The Apple Watch user talked to 9to5Mac and explained that he noticed an unusual heat level generated by the watch while wearing it, so he removed it just to discover that the back was cracked and watchOS was showing a shutdown warning, obviously temperature-related. This took place in the user's home, at a temperature of roughly 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius).
In the aftermath of the above, the user got in touch with Apple Support and had his call escalated through a few levels until he ended up with the advice to leave the watch untouched until hearing back from the company.
However, the following morning the Apple Watch was hotter and its display was already shattered due to the heat. In the end, it all came down to this (you need to log in to YouTube to watch it and please be aware that graphic language is involved).
In the end, Apple arranged a delivery pickup to take the damaged unit to the company's labs for further testing. However, they also sent a document to the user which required him to stay silent, but he declined. It only remains to see if this was an isolated case or if others will pop up in the future.