1. docfmiles's Avatar
    My grandson got a new Apple watch while we were on vacation last week. He woke up in the morning to find the face cracked and a piece of it broken off. We asked Apple to replace it because it's a very obvious defect and they are refusing!
    Who do we speak to at Apple to get honest support?
    07-19-2015 06:49 PM
  2. phreddyl's Avatar
    He just woke up in the morning to find a piece broke off? Not sure how that's possible. Are you sure your grandson didn't do anything to cause this? Personally I have never had anything but honest support. If something is their fault the take care of it.


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    07-19-2015 06:51 PM
  3. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    You should be able to return it within 14 days but I don't know the specifics of the return policy. I also believe that the watch wouldn't just break like that, but you should try and speak to the Apple store manager.
    07-19-2015 06:52 PM
  4. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    He just woke up in the morning to find a piece broke off? Not sure how that's possible. Are you sure your grandson didn't do anything to cause this? Personally I have never had anything but honest support. If something is their fault the take care of it.


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    Yeah. I feel like something is sketchy since you don't wake up to see a broken device unless someone broke it. I don't see how it would break by itself without someone messing with it. Or it might just be a defective device.
    07-19-2015 06:54 PM
  5. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Physical damage typically is not a warranty issue.
    07-19-2015 07:03 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Seeing how the display of the Watch smoothly fits into the casing, you are not going to convince the geniuses at the Store or many of us here that a piece of the watch face broke off on its own. Having said that, if you purchased Apple Care Plus for it, go ahead and use it. If you didn't, be prepared to pay to get it replaced or fixed.
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    07-19-2015 07:11 PM
  7. HankAZ's Avatar
    He just woke up in the morning to find a piece broke off? Not sure how that's possible. Are you sure your grandson didn't do anything to cause this? Personally I have never had anything but honest support. If something is their fault the take care of it.

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    THIS ^^^^

    Watch faces (and other tech items) don't just get physically damaged all by themselves.
    07-19-2015 07:22 PM
  8. Peligro911's Avatar
    My grandson got a new Apple watch while we were on vacation last week. He woke up in the morning to find the face cracked and a piece of it broken off. We asked Apple to replace it because it's a very obvious defect and they are refusing!
    Who do we speak to at Apple to get honest support?
    Need to speak to your grandson again that's for sure. I sleep with mine on nightly and I don't wake up with a broken watch.


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    07-19-2015 08:39 PM
  9. Bigeric23's Avatar
    I've bumped, smacked, and dropped mine, and I don't even have a scratch.

    Just guessing, but you might not be getting the whole story.
    07-19-2015 09:32 PM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    This ^^ ↑↑↑↑↑↑↑^^
    07-19-2015 09:42 PM
  11. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I've bumped, smacked, and dropped mine, and I don't even have a scratch.

    Just guessing, but you might not be getting the whole story.
    Yep. I've banged mine into a metal pole with a loud clang and nary a scratch as well.
    07-19-2015 10:46 PM
  12. koltonh2002's Avatar
    well, I don't know about anybody else, but he obviously rolled or something and put too much pressure on it in his sleep

    or he broke it the day before and didn't notice

    or you're making this up so you can get people to believe it's a defect
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    07-20-2015 07:17 AM
  13. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Well since this was on a vacation and it happened during the night/overnight, it's possible that during activities other than normal, the watch might have suffered damage that was at first not noticeable. It would be very easy to bang your wrist while at a bar or a club and not notice a crack that would be made worse during the night.
    This is my theory, for what it's worth.
    Apple covers manufacturing defects. Impact defects are not manufacturing defects.
    I always buy Apple Care Plus in case something like this happens to one of my devices.


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    07-20-2015 07:35 AM
  14. docfmiles's Avatar
    He's 13 yrs old and since we were on vacation together, I was with him 24/7. No mistreatment whatsoever! I have always had good support prior to this & I've got Macs back to System 1 (Mac OS). The right upper corner of the watch broke off while he was sleeping. Maybe tossing around in bed is more than the Apple watch can take. If so, they should not market it as a SPORT watch.
    07-20-2015 09:04 AM
  15. docfmiles's Avatar
    That's why I believe it's a defect
    07-20-2015 09:05 AM
  16. docfmiles's Avatar
    THIS ^^^^

    Watch faces (and other tech items) don't just get physically damaged all by themselves.
    That is why I think it was defective! The question is WHO can I speak to! I'm Not interested in opinions about what happened-I was there! A day old watch face broke off! It was all the money he had, and he chose to spend it on this product believing he'd get his money's worth.

    It's easy to think he injured the watch, but not true. I expected Apple to back their product, but they did not. Now, WHO can I speak to?
    07-20-2015 09:13 AM
  17. docfmiles's Avatar
    well, I don't know about anybody else, but he obviously rolled or something and put too much pressure on it in his sleep

    or he broke it the day before and didn't notice

    or you're making this up so you can get people to believe it's a defect

    Why would I make it up? The darned thing broke! It was his entire "Fortune". He'd saved for months to buy a CLEARLY defective watch. Your comment was insensitive.
    07-20-2015 09:18 AM
  18. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    He's 13 yrs old and since we were on vacation together, I was with him 24/7. No mistreatment whatsoever! I have always had good support prior to this & I've got Macs back to System 1 (Mac OS). The right upper corner of the watch broke off while he was sleeping. Maybe tossing around in bed is more than the Apple watch can take. If so, they should not market it as a SPORT watch.
    I'm sorry, but I'm not believing it. I have had my Watch since May 4th, and I wear it all day everyday. I wear it at work (of which I am currently preparing to do), exercising, wrestling and goofing off with my very active and physical youngest son, and I've banged it on countertops, doorways, on the hard ground, at work, etcetera, and there is not a scratch, ding, dent, scrape, nick, crack or chip on it. Furthermore, I have never had a screen protector or protective casing on it. The Watch, in 'my' experience, can take a licking from 'normal' wear and normal use. Its materials are far more durable than I had anticipated.
    07-20-2015 09:19 AM
  19. iEd's Avatar
    You need to take this up with Apple.
    Common sense tells me that he damaged it and may not be telling you how it happened.
    I haven't heard everything but I've heard no reports of a  Watch face breaking randomly without being dropped or hit in some way.


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    07-20-2015 09:21 AM
  20. MobileMadness002's Avatar
    Sorry to hear this, but I doubt this is manufactures defect. Since we will only be told what you want us to know, the only ones that can offer ANY useful advice are the Apple agents after they inspect the watch. Make an appointment with the Genius bar agents and have a credit card ready.
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    07-20-2015 09:21 AM
  21. docfmiles's Avatar
    Yep. I've banged mine into a metal pole with a loud clang and nary a scratch as well.
    That's precise why I'm convinced it was delivered to him with a defect. The question is WHO can I speak to at Apple to resolve this issue?
    07-20-2015 09:22 AM
  22. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    ... The question is WHO can I speak to! I'm Not interested in opinions about what happened-I was there! ...
    Fair enough. You should be able to speak with any genius at a nearby Apple Store. You can also fill out the form in regard to the Watch via the following link.
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/watch.html.

    Good luck with your dilemma.
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    07-20-2015 09:24 AM
  23. docfmiles's Avatar
    I'm sorry, but I'm not believing it. I have had my Watch since May 4th, and I wear it all day everyday. I wear it at work (of which I am currently preparing to do), exercising, wrestling and goofing off with my very active and physical youngest son, and I've banged it on countertops, doorways, on the hard ground, at work, etcetera, and there is not a scratch, ding, dent, scrape, nick, crack or chip on it. Furthermore, I have never had a screen protector or protective casing on it. The Watch, in 'my' experience, can take a licking from 'normal' wear and normal use. Its materials are far more durable than I had anticipated.
    This is why I am convinced that this particular watch was defective from day one. If YOUR watch broke...WHO would you speak to?
    07-20-2015 09:26 AM
  24. iEd's Avatar
    That's precise why I'm convinced it was delivered to him with a defect. The question is WHO can I speak to at Apple to resolve this issue?
    Send Tim Cook a email with your story.


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    07-20-2015 09:26 AM
  25. koltonh2002's Avatar
    Why would I make it up? The darned thing broke! It was his entire "Fortune". He'd saved for months to buy a CLEARLY defective watch. Your comment was insensitive.
    is the level of insensitivity the same level as the amount of sense your argument is making? nobody here is backing you on this

    (I'm 13 ha)
    07-20-2015 09:28 AM
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