There’s no doubt Apple Watch has been one of the key wearables in the industry that has created new benchmarks for rival brands. The company, which has always been marketing the smartwatch as a health-centric device instead of an extension of iPhones on wrists, introduces a new iteration of the watch every year. While last year it was the Apple Watch Series 7, later this year we could see the Series 8 with new features and possibly a new design. However, the version that launched two years ago – Apple Watch Series 6 is in the news these days. That’s because the wearable is facing a major defect as per some users.
The issue in Series 6 deals with the screen of the device. As per some users (via 9to5Mac), the watch has a ‘white screen issue’. This often causes the display to turn blank permanently. The detail of the problem and the reason behind the cause is not yet known. However, if the Apple Watch screen goes blank, leaving users with nothing to see, it for sure is a big enough problem for the company.
Affecting a Limited Set of Users
So, to fix the issue, Apple on Friday announced a new service program for these Apple Watch Series 6 users. As a part of the program, the affected users can request a free repair through Apple or Authorised Service Providers (AASP). As mentioned by Apple, the issue affects a very small percentage of users who are specifically running the 40mm version of the watch. The ‘white screen issue’ is only on those 40mm watches that are manufactured between April and September 2021.
So how does one know if his/her Apple Watch Series 6 is affected by the issue or not? Apple says it is possible to check if the device is eligible by entering the serial number on company’s dedicated website. If the website states that the watch is due for repair, the user should take it to AASP. Also mentioned is that this worldwide Apple program does not extend the standard warranty coverage of your Apple Watch.
All Eyes on Apple Watch Series 8
For now, all eyes are on the upcoming Apple Watch Series 8. Several rumours and leaks have started hitting the web already. One of the latest rumours on the list is the inclusion of body temperature, blood pressure and blood sugar sensors. The firm is also said to launch a dedicated model for sports enthusiasts. We expect to see more on the upcoming models in the coming months.