Coverage is also apparently limited to the 42mm Apple Watch Series 2 models, including the Sport Edition, Hermès, and Nike+ SKUs.
Customers have three years from the original date of purchase to take advantage of the free fix, after which they'll have to pay for the service (£82.44 in the UK).More news: Highlights from former FBI Director James Comey's new book
The document was obtained by MacRumors and suggests that Apple Watch Series 2 models may not power on for some reason and may experience swollen battery issues.
The new policy does not apply to Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 3 models, nor the 38mm model.
Additionally, force-restarting the device, done by pressing and holding both the side button and digital crown for 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears. In this case, a visual inspection will determine if there is an actual mechanical defect, and if so, Apple will replace the battery for free. Apple Watch Series 1 also suffered from the same issue and Apple has also covered swollen batteries under 1-year warranty date.More news: Mourinho reveals what he told Pogba after Man City heroics
The first-generation Apple Watch (Series o) seemingly suffered from the same problem, with Apple implementing a similar 3-year fix program for affected users.
These issues first came to light with the first-generation Watch in 2015, though there have been instances reported in recent months. Fortunately those criteria are mainly that the Apple Watch be a 42mm Series 2 model. Let us know in the comments.More news: Man City confirmed as champions after Baggies shock United