Apple announces free repair program for select Watch Series 6 units
Apple today announced a Apple Watch Series 6 service program for a screen issue that affects a small number of units.
The company said a small percentage of the 44mm Apple Watch Series 6 suffers from an issue that causes the screen to go permanently blank. The company adds that the affected watches were manufactured between April 2021 and September 2021 and if you believe your device was also affected, head to the company’s site. website (via 9to5Mac) and use the serial number checker to determine if your watch is eligible for the program.
If Apple’s system determines that your Watch Series 6 is eligible, you will be able to have it repaired free of charge from Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider.
Needless to say, this only applies to the blank screen issue, and if there are other issues with your watch as well, especially ones that could impair screen service, that issue will need to be settled first, and it might not be Free.
The program is valid worldwide and covers eligible devices for two years after the first retail sale of the device.
Apple manufactures some of the best smartwatches around, and the Watch Series 6 was incredibly popular last year and helped Apple gain over 50% market share. It’s since been replaced by the Watch Series 7, and we’re expecting a new model in September that may offer many new features, but the groundbreaking ones might take a little longer.