Apple has recently initiated a replacement program for its iWatch series 2 and 3 smartwatches owing to a manufacturing defect. Reportedly, Apple’s iWatch series 2 and 3 smartwatches have shown a crack alongside the edges of the screen. The American tech giant has made an official announcement to replace or repair those watches for completely free, a real opportunity for Apple users to benefit from. However, along with this generous proposal, Apple has also made it clear that these type of defects happens “under rear circumstances,” a word of caution as the offer should not be taken for granted; a team is ready to carry out strictest scrutiny of the mentioned smartwatches before clearing for a free replacement or repair.
All of the aluminum watches, including that of Nike models sold within limited time offer, in the iWatch series 2 and 3 are all eligible for a free replacement. According to the Engadget, the models and timeframe eligible for free replacement are as follows:
- Watch Series 2 sold between September 2016 and September 2017
- Watch Nike+ Series 2 sold from October 2016 to October 2017
- Watch Series 3 GPS and GPS+Cellular sold from September 2017 to September 2019
- Watch Nike+ Series 3 GPS and GPS+Cellular sold between October 2017 and September 2010
If you have any of the Apple smartwatches within these parameters, and with evident screen crack problem, you should go ahead and email Apple Support or walk into one of their franchises in your area. But before you do, please keep in mind that you watch (despite falling into above categories) will be sent to an Apple Repair Center for further investigation on whether it is eligible for a free replacement or not.