Apple Watch first-generation has two on-going issues, the company has extended both warranties to cover free repairs for swollen battery, and separated back cover issues.
The first issue reported back in April of this year by 1st-generation Apple Watch owners had to do with the device’s battery expanding or swelling. It seemed the expanded problem caused the Apple Watch screen to pop away from the casing. The issue does not sound wide spread, but enough for owners to voice their concern on forums and receive feedback from Apple regarding this problem. Apple has responded to the expanded or swollen battery issue by extending its service coverage for the Apple Watch 1st-generation to three years with this issue.
The second recent issue being reported by 1st-generation Apple Watch owners is the back cover to their Apple Watch separating. The back cover seems to become loose when separating the Watch from the magnetic charger. Some believe the manufacturer did not use sufficient glue for the back cover, causing premature separation. Whatever the cause, Apple has already acknowledged the issue with the back cover separating, and has extended the warranty to cover to three years.
If you are a 1st-generation Apple Watch owner and experiencing one or both of these issues, contact Apple to make arrangements for repairs at either an Apple Store, an authorized service provider, or an Apple remote support staff.
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