Apple Watch S2 Aluminum Case Cracked?

tom__

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Oct 23, 2017
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Hi all,

my 3 Month old Series 2 Space Grey is showing cracks at the bottom of the aluminum case, next to the HR sensors. Has anyone seen this before? Otherwise, the watch is working fine, and everything else is intact. I am a bit befuddled over the possible causes. Maybe a bloated battery?

Cheers, Tom
 

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Relentless Power

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Jul 12, 2016
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Hi all,

my 3 Month old Series 2 Space Grey is showing cracks at the bottom of the aluminum case, next to the HR sensors. Has anyone seen this before? Otherwise, the watch is working fine, and everything else is intact. I am a bit befuddled over the possible causes. Maybe a bloated battery?

Cheers, Tom
Series 2 wasn't really a primary issue with the battery swelling, as much as it was with the first generation Apple Watch. If the battery was swollen, I imagine you would notice the display or heart rate sensor being forced out first. If you were concerned that it might be the battery, I would allow Apple to look at it.

As far as the 7000 Series aluminum cracking, its possible it could be a defect. Have you dropped the watch at all?
 

iPhysicist

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As this is a spacegray watch could it be that this is only the coating and not the actual aluminum? A swelling battery would most certainly separate the watch screen first because the glue is easier to break.
 

tom__

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Oct 23, 2017
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I didn't drop it, all the corners and the glass are like new. The cracks appear all around the HR sensors but are more visible on the right side (buttons).

Apple will exchange it, but of course they never let you know what the issue was ;)
 

Relentless Power

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Apple will exchange it, but of course they never let you know what the issue was ;)
Partly, is because Apple probably doesn't even know what would cause this issue with the aluminum, as this is likely a very rare issue. So that watch will go to their engineers and they will evaluate it.