July 12th 2017
By Mike Flaminio
Apple has determined that under certain conditions on some Apple Watch (1st generation) devices the back cover may separate from the watch case. Apple will service eligible devices free of charge. Apple will authorize coverage for three (3) years from the date of purchase.
The extended coverage affects original Apple Watch purchases until at least April 2018. MacRumors said this policy has been in effect since last year, however, support for covered repairs may be spotty. If anyone paid for a past repair to a first generation Apple Watch back or are asked to pay, they should inquire about this coverage policy.