There seem to be a number of ways that your Apple Watch can become damaged that make it eligible for service, both in and out of warranty. Under the standard one-year limited warranty, for instance, Apple will apparently repair a watch with debris under the glass, or pixel errors. Apple will also reportedly fix a watch were the back cover that has been removed, according to MacRumors:
There are a number of damage instances that are not covered under the warranty, but are still eligible for service. These are said to include a missing or damaged digital crown, cracks in the display glass, missing band release buttons, and cracks in the back cover.
Apparently not eligible for service are disassembled units or "catastrophic damage", which makes sense, given that it would mostly likely entail your watch being destroyed, and you'd probably be better off getting a new one.
For extended protection, including a two-year warranty and repair for two incidents of accidental damage for a service fee, you could also get AppleCare+ for your Apple Watch.
Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.
Ugh, I hope this in not an indication that "debris under the glass, or pixel errors" are going to be an issue.
I wonder how many people are going to interpret "condensation" as water damage -- which are not at all the same thing.
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