Circles on corners of AW2

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  1. Cyberguycpt macrumors 6502a

    Cyberguycpt

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    So I just got my Apple Watch Series 2 [​IMG]

    on Tuesday and noticed little circles around the corners of the Watch. Is this normal or is mine defective? I'm posting a picture as well. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Sorry for the Hairy arm. Lol.
     
  2. SMonroe macrumors newbie

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    Mine doesn't have them. I assume you're pointing to the little white dots? Kind of hard to tell if they're light reflections.

    If you're in a dark room are they illuminated? I couldn't live with that.
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    I see 4 big green circles. I would be annoyed by those, too... :D

    I don't really see what you are indicating. Your picture has way too much reflection.
    Do you see the problem when your W screen is powered on?
    Can you go to a store that sells the W, and compare directly with other display models?
     
  4. Cyberguycpt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This one show it a little better but it's on all 4 sides. IMG_0090.JPG
     
  5. Cyberguycpt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Also I have a Genius Bar appointment tonight.
     
  6. Macaddict16 macrumors 6502

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    Do you have a screen protector? It looks like a bubble under a screen protector.
     
  7. Cyberguycpt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope no screen protector, I actually thought maybe it was a protective material that apple put on to ship it but nope.
     
  8. Macaddict16 macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm. I definitely don't have that on my S0 or S2. Let us know what you find out at the Apple Store!
     
  9. MCube74 macrumors 6502a

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    May be you got a used watch. It definitely looks like a screen protector.
     
  10. BorderingOn macrumors 6502

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    Another vote for screen protector. It's even crooked. Can you feel what looks like an edge with your fingernail?
     
  11. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Yes, looks like a (poorly applied) screen protector.

    Where did you get that watch? I'm guessing not at an Apple store.

    Could still be a shipping protector on the screen, but you did say that you ruled that out (How?)
    Let us know what you find out when you have someone at an Apple store take a look at it.
     
  12. Cyberguycpt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just to update. First let me say it was not a screen protector. Just left the Apple Store and they confirmed that it is something under the screen. Secondly I bought the Watch from T-Mobile phone customer service last Saturday and received it on Tuesday. I know I was lucky. They will have to ship it out and it will be 2 to 6 days. The Genius checked in the back but said he didn't have any in any color. I could have went through T-Mobile but I'm hoping Apple will have better replacement stock. I know I got really lucky getting this watch the first time through T-Mobile so fast. Just sucks I only had it a couple days. But I did add Apple Care +, I'm paranoid now. Only good thing is while obsessing over the circle I saw light scratches so I'll definitely be putting on a screen protector, I'm hoping they send a new one instead of repair.

    Also the Genius said that Apple doesn't really keep in store replacement that much anymore. So I asked about the IPhone. Because I by AppleCare to have issues fixed on the spot. If I have to wait I would rather just get the carrier insurance for my phone. But she said most phone instances they can fix on the spot.
     
  13. Cyberguycpt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Also don't know why I feel the need to prove myself but here is a little proof. Tried to show enough without giving away my info. [​IMG]
     
  14. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Definitely a good thing it's getting replaced. That would bother me as well. And some Stores have Watch replacements and others don't. The Stores in my area do have replacements.
     
  15. Cyberguycpt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    See that makes me mad. Maybe thats why it was the only one with an appointment for today. My thing is you have the Watch they should be able to just send a new one out Tomorrow or Monday at the latest. They can fix that one a sell it as a refurbished Watch or something. By the way I'm in Los Angeles so I would think they would have some replacement.
     
  16. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I can understand that. And your correct, they should send you an express replacement device for your inconvenience. I share your views.
     
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    I have seen the circles before and it is not a screen protector. Look like small air bubbles under the screen and it does not need to be on a corner and can be on any of the bent edges. They are defects for sure and my friend got his watch replaced with just one of them.
     
  18. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    Maybe it's one of the counterfeits from Amazon and it made its way to T-Mobile. ;)
     
  19. BorderingOn macrumors 6502

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    I wasn't even focused on the dots. It was the crooked line around the edges that had me convinced. Apparently that's inside the glass. Interesting defect. Good luck getting it swapped out quickly.
     
  20. Cyberguycpt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I definitely understand. I usually avoid device problem threads because my device will be perfect than someone brings up something and then, "Bam" my device starts messing up too. Lol. But I'm not tripping about it being defective I'm more perturbed that I have to wait for a new one. I really wish they could have replaced it yesterday. If I had had it for a couple of months I probably would be happy to get a new Watch but I only had it for a few days.
     
  21. lax28 macrumors regular

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    Good luck, they should send you a new one.
     
  22. Cyberguycpt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I sure hope so.
     
  23. Cyberguycpt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just to update my new watch came in today. Looks good. Now off to Bestbuy for a screen protector.[​IMG] it came in this nice little box.
     
  24. lax28 macrumors regular

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    Glad to hear Apple replaced it quickly, as far a a screen protector for the watch goes I think your just wasting money. The screens on both the aluminum and SS watches are very durable and scratch resistant. My wife and I each have an original watch hers is an AW Sport and mine is an AW SS, we have had since launch have worn them daily and neither has any scratches on the screens.

    But YMMV and you may feel more comfortable with one, either way good luck with it and enjoy
     

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