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Dougal Maguire

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Apple Watch
« on: January 13, 2019, 08:01:57 PM »
The screen on my Apple Watch which is just over a year old has started to ‘perish’ around the edges. Does anyone know if this is a common fault and more importantly are there repair options other than paying a couple of hundred quid to Apple?
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Mikhail Prokhorov

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Re: Apple Watch
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 12:32:15 AM »
First world problems eh  ::)

Dougal Maguire

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Re: Apple Watch
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 05:40:39 PM »
First world problems eh  ::)
Yup, like most of the problems posted on this Board. Thanks for taking the time out to respond. Your contribution has been invaluable
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Re: Apple Watch
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 06:54:52 PM »
I broke mine a few months ago in the same way.  You can ring Apple and they'll sympathise, but they'll blame you and make you pay for it.  They design all their products to break easily.  In fact, I'm convinced their iphones are styled perfectly to slip out of your hand and break.  Ridiculous.  Many of use our phones to watch things like Netflix, sky etc, but you can't lay them on their side because they'll slip.  Glad to see they're losing market share.  They need a good kick up the ass.  I'm thinking of moving to Huaiwei

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Re: Apple Watch
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2019, 08:13:21 PM »
I broke mine a few months ago in the same way.  You can ring Apple and they'll sympathise, but they'll blame you and make you pay for it.  They design all their products to break easily.  In fact, I'm convinced their iphones are styled perfectly to slip out of your hand and break.  Ridiculous.  Many of use our phones to watch things like Netflix, sky etc, but you can't lay them on their side because they'll slip.  Glad to see they're losing market share.  They need a good kick up the ass.  I'm thinking of moving to Huaiwei

Yeah and amazing how the phones develop a problem just after the warranty expires. Got my daughter a Huawei for Xmas, to replace her IPhone 7 and she much prefers it. Know quite a few that have have jumped to Huawei from Apple and haven’t looked back

Dougal Maguire

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Re: Apple Watch
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2019, 08:48:41 PM »
I’m going to get a Garmin or a Fitbit
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thebigfella

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Re: Apple Watch
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2019, 08:53:08 PM »
The screen on my Apple Watch which is just over a year old has started to ‘perish’ around the edges. Does anyone know if this is a common fault and more importantly are there repair options other than paying a couple of hundred quid to Apple?

Is it not under warranty?

Dougal Maguire

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Re: Apple Watch
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2019, 09:02:19 PM »
No. It has a 12 month warranty. Problem exacerbated by the fact that I bought it in the US
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Re: Apple Watch
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2019, 09:35:23 PM »
No. It has a 12 month warranty. Problem exacerbated by the fact that I bought it in the US
Apple's warranty is world wide, proof of purchase is all that's needed. If the 12 months period has expired that's another matter, however if your screen has deteriorated due to a manufacturing defect, you may be protected. 

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Re: Apple Watch
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2019, 09:44:26 PM »
No. It has a 12 month warranty. Problem exacerbated by the fact that I bought it in the US
Apple's warranty is world wide, proof of purchase is all that's needed. If the 12 months period has expired that's another matter, however if your screen has deteriorated due to a manufacturing defect, you may be protected.

They will find a tiny scratch on it and say your carelessness has caused the defect