Apple Watch owners are complaining about scratches on their new pride and joy (UPDATE)

Apple Watch owners are complaining about scratches on their new pride and joy (UPDATE)
Some Apple Watch owners, still enthralled by the new watch smell coming from their latest tech purchase, do have a complaint to make. The stainless steel version of the timepiece is picking up scratches on its body way too easily. In some cases, the scratches are appearing within hours after the device is removed from its box.

Those who purchased the entry-level Apple Watch Sport model aren't having the same problems thanks to the matte finish on the watch which tends to cover up any marks made to the aluminum. We should point out that this is not happening to every Apple Watch model being worn.

Apple is offering Apple Care support for the product. The protection plan must be bought at the same time as the Apple Watch is. Apple Care+ provides two years of technical support and covers two incidents of accidental damage for the Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch models. Pricing is $59 and $79, respectively. For the Apple Watch Edition models, Apple Care+ will have your back for three years of technical service and two incidents of accidental damage. The price is $999. While that sounds steep, remember that the price of the watches in that tier start at $10,000.

So what will Apple do to mollify Apple Watch buyers who find scratches on their timepiece? So far there has been no comment from Cupertino. Stay tuned. We expect to hear more about these scratches in the days and weeks ahead.


source: @DetroitBORG, @MichaelSteeber via GSMArena

UPDATE: Well, it seems that we have learned a possible reason for one of the Apple Watches that was scratched. @DetroitBORG had apparently worn his Apple Watch at the same time as he wore a Motorola Moto 360. The crown from the Moto 360 lines up with the scratches. On the other hand, it doesn't explain the reason why other Apple Watch models have been scratched.


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104 Comments

1. zig8100

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Lol lol

34. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Those are not scratches. You are looking at it wrong. ~ Apple

41. Busyboy

Posts: 732; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

It's a new patented technology called iScratch. It's a next generation anti theft feature which deters people from stealing the watch. Laugh all you want, but when your Android watch gets stolen, jokes on you.

83. HildyJ

Posts: 338; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

iScratch is integral to recovering a stolen wristjob. You merely upload a photo of the scratches each day and Apple will use them as a fingerprint to identify your watch.

46. qxavierus

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

No worries, Apple will give them free cases! :)

47. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Or crowns because their watches are scratched :p

38. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

All I have to say is hahahahahahaha!!

92. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

I guess apple forgot the whole shiny metal backs of old ipod touches and iphones that got scratched by looking at them wrong.

56. maherk

Posts: 6926; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

What is more funny is the fact that iPA was quick to update and defend Apple and that the reviewer was at fault in here. Anyways this is another reviewer showing the scratches he had in less than 3 days.https://youtu.be/cqb8LFt4MI0 Enjoy mxy and fakkejeddi(i am pretty sure you ll also claim that this reviewer also scratches his watch on purpose, deniallll)

58. maherk

Posts: 6926; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

And here is another one, and this is coming from a pro Apple reviewerhttps://youtu.be/2rC2iHGjt0Y This week will be tough for them Apple boys.

61. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hey MAJERKOFF! I don't care what the reviewer did, and what he did is now quite obvious. When I get mine, it'll be well taken care of. Now go MAJERKOFF

62. maherk

Posts: 6926; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Barkkjeddi back into doing what he does best....barking

64. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Don't be mad cuz yo stupid trolling azz got dissed. Now wash those hands boy.

104. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Woof...... woof.......

86. gaming64 unregistered

You have just taken trolling to the maximum level man.

88. seven7dust unregistered

Still the stainless steel Apple watch , stainless steel scratches. the aluminium sport version is still the one to buy.

94. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

My moto 360 and my other stainless steel watches don't get scratched that easily.

102. singhkaran9830 unregistered

The moto 360 in the above pic looks awesome compared to Apple Watch.I prefer rounded watches.

84. engineer-1701d unregistered

Its funny I have seen 5 watch commercials in 1 hour but I seen the LG g r watch I the girl in the car on the last one so funny

2. AceofZeroz

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 19, 2015

Me: *Comes on PA to check the latest news* PA: Apple, Samsung, Google, Apple, Apple, Apple, WP, Apple, Samsung is God, Apple is Jesus, Random non-Samsung/Apple post, Apple, Samsung. Me: *Closes tab*

23. hallihallo.87

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

You forgot Me: *Write and whine*

29. Metalspy8

Posts: 148; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

also forgot Me: *i keep coming come back everyday*

33. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

No apple has nothing to do with it. As we know apple is a quality name that's the reason why it's premium. (sarcasm)

35. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

PA again to the rescue of defending apple. They're really carefull in commenting about this incident compare to other OEM.

39. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

What do u expect from iPA?

28. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Yeah, latest video about Saygus V2 was the most interesting news on PA this year, because from September/October, all we read is "iPhone 6, next iPhone, S6, S6, S6, S6 Edge, Samsung, Apple Watch,"

36. AceofZeroz

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 19, 2015

Agreed.

45. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

would you enlighten us what are you expecting in a site about smartphones? news about OPEC or the war in Yemen?

3. tiko13

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

One day after release, nice one :-)

27. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

How do you know he didn't. Scratch it on purpose? Hell their are people running over watches, beating it with hammers, etc. this is actually something you can easily do to stir up controversy and then easily buff out. If you knew about watches, you would know that.

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