Apple will repair some Apple Watch Series 2 models that don’t power on or have a swollen battery free of charge as part of a new service policy.
“Apple has determined that under certain conditions, some Apple Watch Series 2 devices may not power on or they may experience an expanded battery," the company wrote in an internal document distributed to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers on Friday and obtained by MacRumors. "Apple will service eligible devices free of charge. Apple will authorize coverage for eligible devices for three years after the original date of purchase."
Eligibility is limited to any 42mm-sized Apple Watch Series 2 models, including Sport, Edition, Hermès, and Nike+ variants — after a visual-mechanical inspection. The warranty status of the Apple Watch doesn’t affect coverage, notes MacRumors.