Apple extends first-generation Apple Watch service policy

Apple has reportedly extended the service policy on first-generation Apple Watches for three extra years from the original purchase date. Apple technicians will now repair your Apple Watch for free if the device’s back cover separates from the watch body, according to MacRumors. The issue has been publicized on various forums, like Reddit, although apparently Apple is keeping this service policy extension pretty quiet and only told technicians about it through an internal memo. The service policy change affects any model of the first-generation watch, including the Sport and Hermès versions.

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I sure hope Apple uses better glue for their cars than they do for their watches.

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The company already extended the watch’s service policy for a separate issue: swollen and expanded batteries that caused the display to protrude. Again, Apple kept the extension secret and only publicized it through a memo. Basically, if your Apple