Apple Warns of Cracked Watch Screens and Offers Free Fixes
An Apple Watch series 4 device is displayed with a stainless steel band during an Apple Inc. event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, U.S. (Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Apple Warns of Cracked Watch Screens and Offers Free Fixes

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(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. said the screens on some Watch models may crack and the company offered free fixes for the problem.

“Under very rare circumstances, a crack may form along the rounded edge of the screen in aluminum models of an Apple Watch Series 2 or Series 3,” the company said in a statement.

Apple Warns of Cracked Watch Screens and Offers Free Fixes

Apple or an Apple authorized service provider will replace the screen on eligible units that exhibit this type of crack, free of charge, the company also said.

After a slow start in 2015, the Apple Watch has become the one of the company’s most-popular products. It’s part of a wearables business that generated $5.5 billion in fiscal third-quarter revenue, up 48% from a year earlier.

The device faces 15% tariffs from the Trump administration starting Sunday as part of a trade war with China.

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