Apple will fix Series 2 watch batteries for free


42mm Series 2 models plagued by either of these issues, including swollen batteries that have dislodged the display, are eligible for free repairs.

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

The repairs will be free of charge for Series 2 watches that will not power on due to the battery swelling.

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To provide assistance to users, Apple is now offering required services for the aforementioned issues for free on eligible devices.

The updated policy does not apply to the Apple Watch Series 1 or Series 3. The free fix only applies to Series 2 watches in the 42mm variant and that includes all models of this watch. So The watch do not have to be under any warranty also. The program does not, however, apply to any Series 1 or Series 3 models, nor does it apply to any 38mm models.

These issues first came to light with the first-generation Watch in 2015, though there have been instances reported in recent months. Apple has noted that all models of the Apple Watch Series 2 will be a subject to "visual-mechanic" inspection before the inspection takes place. 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. What are your thoughts on Apple offering three-year of fix program for the Series 2 in 42mm size?