Apple Watch 6 blank screen issue now has its own repair program to fix the potential permanent problem on the smartwatch.
The Cupertino-based tech giant has several repair service programs to address the various manufacturing issues its devices are experiencing, including the iPhones, iPads, and Mac.
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Apple Watch 6 Blank Screen Issue
This time around, it also includes the Apple Watch Series 6, as per a news story by 9to5Mac.
The iPhone maker announced its new service repair program specifically for some Apple Watch 6 models to address its white or blank screen issue.
Apple said that owners of the affected Apple Watch 6 could avail of the free repair either straight from them or its authorized service providers (AASP).
The Cupertino tech giant admitted that the white screen problem affects some units of its 40mm Apple Watch Series 6. It says that the blank display issue could end up as a permanent issue, making the smart wearable completely useless once its screen goes blank.
On top of that, Apple also disclosed that the blank screen glitch affects wrist devices that have been manufactured from April 2021 until Sept. 2021.
Despite covering several months of production, the tech behemoth still clarified that the issue is only seen on a small percentage of the 40mm Apple Watch 6.
Apple Watch 6 Blank Screen Repair Program
According to a recent report by Apple Insider, the tech giant said on its newest support page that its latest repair program is here to fix the blank screen issue of the Apple Watch 6.
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Apple stated that the service program lasts within two years since the “first retail sale” of its 6th generation smart wearable.
That said, even the future Apple Watch 6 units that would be sold in the next several months until Sept. 18 are still eligible for repair.
However, the tech firm added that the free service program is not open for Apple Watch 6 models that have other damages aside from its blank screen issue. Instead, if there are any additional broken parts, Apple could charge a fee.
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Apple Repair Program
It is not the first instance that Apple launched a special service program for a single issue on its devices.
In fact, as per an article by ZDNet, Apple has more than 20 repair programs covering various issues on its flagship smartphones, iPads, Macs, and even previous Apple Watch models.
The Cupertino-based firm rolls out these service repair programs to address issues that have been brought by any manufacturing issues on their part.
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