I"m still happy with my first gen, but worried about battery.

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by tonoboon, May 24, 2019.

  1. tonoboon macrumors regular


    Apr 18, 2015

    As I know if first gen battery capacity lower then 80% , we can pay for battery replacement just a few buck.
    Many customer get higher version of Apple Watch after battery replacement ,
    I'm curious what happen to Apple Watch Edition all models, gold - ceramic , Any clue ?
    If Apple use precious metal to next apple watch it'd be fine.
  2. danny842003 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2017
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    If you need the battery replaced in the original Apple Watch you own, then they wouldn’t replace it with the same Apple Watch model, they simply just switch out the battery. As for what happens to the other models like the 18 karat gold Edition, Apple likely has a set of reserve watches aside for replacements, or they tried to repair the original Apple Watch the best they can, especially with the 18 karat gold.
  4. Vanilla35 macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2013
    Washington D.C.
    Good question. 1) If you just replace the battery, then there is no issue and you get the exact same watch back, just with a new battery in it. 2) If something happens which requires your watch to be completely replaced that is where the type might come into play, and I'm not sure what would happen in that case.
  5. tonoboon thread starter macrumors regular


    Apr 18, 2015

    As I know , no one get repair battery , they get new watches.. Am I correct ?
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    what happen when Apple Watch Edition go for battery replacement ?
    because other model get higher version of the watch..
  6. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    No. You get the same watch back from the service center. Just with a new battery.

    If the main circuit board requires replacement, then Apple potentially could send you a newer model if they don’t have the proper parts.

    Now, what happens if Apple determines a solid gold original watch needs to be completely replaced? Good question.
  7. Relentless Power, May 26, 2019
    Last edited: May 27, 2019

    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Incorrect. Even when Apple issues replacement Apple Watches for watches that are not repairable, they’re _not_ new, they are refurbished. They might look like new, but they have been used before.

    Apple Watch that is in need a battery replacement, receive the exact same watch back in return.
  8. Johnny365 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2015
  9. PrettyWings macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2016
    I mean, if they had to upgrade mine to replace it I'm sure I'd find sooome way to get over it.

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