Shattered screen

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by JohnR, Mar 14, 2019 at 5:53 PM.

  1. JohnR macrumors member


    Sep 4, 2007
    Louisville, Kentucky
    So my wife dropped her AW S2 about 3 feet onto the tile floor. Here's the result. Ugh. I thought the glass was tougher than that.

    Hopefully I can unsync it and then, I guess toss in the garbage. :(

  2. HeadphoneAddict macrumors 6502a


    Sep 16, 2007
    This is what Applecare+ is for. Sorry for your loss.

    Apple might have a discounted price to replace it, like they do with out of warranty iPhones that don't turn on or are too damaged to fix.

    I've seen them sell someone a refurbished white box iPhone for $249, to replace one that costs $500-800 brand new and is out of warranty.
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I make it a rule to never take off or put on my Apple Watch unless over a soft surface.

    A tile floor is about as bad a place as it gets.

    Sorry for your loss.
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    But it is glass as you mentioned, so it is susceptible to being damaged. The same could’ve happened to any other watch, because it did hit a hard surface and it depends on the angle the watch lands on. I think others seem to believe that the Apple Watch should survive falls, but it really depends how the watch lands more than anything and the surface type it lands on.
  5. iPhysicist macrumors 65816


    Nov 9, 2009
    Maybe she recently saw a s4 and thought this action might make you upgrade hers earlier ;-)
  6. Azathoth123 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2018
    Fountain City
    +1 What @Newtons Apple said. You can’t normally drop a watch that you’re wearing, and you can’t drop one that you’re not wearing. Putting it on and taking it off is the usual suspect.
  7. JonnyBlaze macrumors regular

    May 5, 2008
    Sorry this has happened. One point though, but please don’t literally toss it in the garbage... take it to Apple. Even if they don’t help you out, they will recycle/dispose of it correctly as per electrical waste rules.
  8. SDColorado Contributor


    Nov 6, 2011
    Highlands Ranch, CO
    It looks like you can have an out of warranty screen replacement done on the S2 Aluminum for $229. The series 2 is still perfectly useable. It might be a better option than throwing it away and replacing it?
  9. Relentless Power, Mar 16, 2019 at 3:34 PM
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2019 at 3:39 PM

    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    A better option would be to research the market value versus the net worth of the watch. You have to factor the overall cost of the watch versus what it cost to have the display replaced. A -mint- (Including good) condition 42 MM Series 2 sport Apple Watch on Swappa currently sells for $175, there’s no way I would recommend paying $230 to have a screen replacement, when they’re not even selling/worth nearly close to what Apple is charging.

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