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Apple Quietly Announces an Apple Watch Screen Replacement Program for Series 2 and 3 Aluminum Models

1 FINAL xCover Apple Watch screen replacement program


A new Apple support page was posted yesterday stating the following: "Apple has determined that, under very rare circumstances, a crack may form along the rounded edge of the screen in aluminum models of an Apple Watch Series 2 or Series 3. The crack may begin on one side and then may continue around the screen as shown in the images below.


2 Apple cracked screen images (Click on image to Enlarge)


Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider will replace the screen on eligible Apple Watch units that exhibit this type of crack, free of charge.


Eligible Models


The models below are eligible for this program. See Identify your Apple Watch to look up your Apple Watch model, collection, and color.


3 x Apple chart for Apple Watch display repairs program(Click on image to slightly Enlarge)


Service Process


Choose one of the options below to have your Apple Watch serviced. In all cases, your device will be sent to an Apple Repair Center. Your Apple Watch will be examined prior to any service to verify that it is eligible for this program.


Your Apple Watch will be returned to you in approximately 5 business days.



To prepare your Apple Watch for service, please review Before you send us your Apple Watch.


Note: If your Apple Watch has any damage which impairs the service, that issue will need to be repaired first. In some cases, there may be a cost associated with the repair.


Additional Information


Apple may restrict or limit repair to the original country or region of purchase.


This worldwide Apple program does not extend the standard warranty coverage of your Apple Watch.


The program covers eligible aluminum models of Apple Watch Series 2 and Series 3 for three years after the first retail sale of the unit or one year from the start date of this program, whichever is longer."


Why Apple doesn't make these kinds of announcements available as a simply press release remains a mystery.


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