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Got a 1st gen Apple Watch with a swollen battery? Its warranty has been extended

By Bryan Chan & Cookie Monster - on 1 May 2017, 7:32am

Got a 1st gen Apple Watch with a swollen battery? Its warranty has been extended

Image source: w83design (from Apple Support forums)

1st gen Apple Watch users who encountered swollen or expanded batteries will have the warranty coverage extended for another two years. 

9to5Mac has obtained a copy of an email sent out by Apple to its Authorized Service Providers about the service coverage extension. The email states that eligible Apple Watch (1st gen) models with an expanded/swollen battery will be covered for two years beyond the original 1-year limited warranty. 

Several Apple Watch users have posted on Apple Support forums and Reddit about the swollen batteries, which pushed out or cracked the display. As Apple did not officially made an announcement on the matter, it is likely that the issue is not widespread. 

Source: 9to5Mac