Any ideas what this spot is at the top of my Apple Watch Series 4 display?

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  1. NJM Canadian 71216 macrumors newbie

    NJM Canadian 71216

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    The edges of the touch screen are mostly unresponsive. Restarting it fixes that temporarily. But I noticed this weird rainbowish spot at the top of the screen. Any ideas?
     

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  2. mhn1234 macrumors newbie

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    Looks weird. I e never seen anything like it. I would call Apple and possibly get them to replace it. Could be a problem with the display
     
  3. Johnny365 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like either water damage, or separation of the layers of the screen. Applecare? Otherwise, out of luck!
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Water damage. That’s easily the area that will be affected the most, where it’s on the outside edges of the display, and that will only continue to spread, as OLED is very sensitive to any type of water exposure/moisture.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

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    I agree with Johnny365 and it looks like water has gone past the seal.
     
  6. ThatiPhoneKid macrumors 6502a

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    How did the glass get so scratched up? I’d take it to apple you may be lucky and they’ll replace it.
     
  7. Arran, May 24, 2019
    Last edited: May 24, 2019

    Arran macrumors 601

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    Looks like delamination. The OLED display panel is separating from the cover glass.

    Manufacturing defect, IMHO.
     

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