AW - Sapphire display separated from case

forza1976

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Sep 28, 2007
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Well,
The good thing, I have AppleCare+ so the watch is going in for repair this weekend. But damn, don't drop your Series 3 Stainless with Sapphire on the face. Crazy luck, but I guess stuff happens.
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timidhermit

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How did you drop it? Were you unbuckling the watch and it slipped out? I am most curious in how securely the sports band truly was.
 

forza1976

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Sep 28, 2007
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Actually had the Apple nylon strap on it. Darn thing just slipped out of my hand when unbuckling. Just an accident and fell flat on the face.
 

HenryAZ

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Jan 9, 2010
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I always put on and take off my AW, or any watch for that matter, over a surface like a table or desktop. I've never dropped it that way. Sure as I tried it out in the open, it would drop right to the floor.
 
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Relentless Power

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You're not the only one it happened to. There is currently a class action lawsuit about it that was reported on here at Macrumors a little bit ago. https://www.macrumors.com/2018/06/07/apple-watch-displays-class-action-lawsuit/
The article you linked isn’t relevant to the OP’s situation at all. The OP _dropped_ their watch on the face as stated in their original post, which was a result of the display Detaching . The lawsuit that you’re indicating in your link is discussing the Apple Watch display spontaneously detaching At “No fault” by the user. Those are two different things.

Direct from Article you linked:

“A new class action lawsuit filed against Apple this week alleges that all Apple Watch models suffer from a defect that causes the display to "crack, shatter, or detach from the body of the watch, through no fault of the wearer."
 

sclawis300

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The article you linked isn’t relevant to the OP’s situation at all. The OP _dropped_ their watch on the face as stated in their original post, which was a result of the display Detaching . The lawsuit that you’re indicating in your link is discussing the Apple Watch display spontaneously detaching At “No fault” by the user. Those are two different things.

Direct from Article you linked:

“A new class action lawsuit filed against Apple this week alleges that all Apple Watch models suffer from a defect that causes the display to "crack, shatter, or detach from the body of the watch, through no fault of the wearer."
I wonder if the watch wasn’t already compromised and prone to have the screen pop off at any time. Dropping on the face from that height seems like it should have cracked that screen yet it didn’t. Maybe it didn’t because the screen was loose and was able to pop off and dissipate the impact rather than crack.
 

Relentless Power

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I wonder if the watch wasn’t already compromised and prone to have the screen pop off at any time. Dropping on the face from that height seems like it should have cracked that screen yet it didn’t. Maybe it didn’t because the screen was loose and was able to pop off and dissipate the impact rather than crack.
A lot of theories of what could have caused the watch to detach. I always say for something to crack, it’s always based on angle, impact and surface type. It’s really difficult to tell, you never know in these types of situations. But I like your train of thought here and its possible what you said. But unfortunately the impact triggered the detachment.
 
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forza1976

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Sep 28, 2007
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Well, regardless of how it happened. Apple was pretty cool, sent it back to their service center under the Limited Warranty. Didn't impact my Apple Care+. Pretty awesome, should get it back later this week.
 
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