Apple will repair some Apple Watch 2 models that have swollen batteries or won’t power on for free

Apple will fix some Apple Watch Series 2 devices if they have a swollen battery or don’t turn on, according to a new service policy seen by MacRumors.

The policy states that “some Apple Watch Series 2 devices may not power on or they may experience an expanded battery,” and that it will service “eligible devices free of charge.” Only 42mm-sized models are eligible for free repairs, which includes the Sport, Edition, Hermès, and Nike+ variants. MacRumors says that this does not apply to Series 1 or three models, nor the 38mm model.

In 2017, Apple extended its service policy twice for first-generation Apple Watch models: in instances when the back cover separated from the watch, and for swollen batteries.

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