According to reports from South Korea, some customers who bought the Apple Watch SE appear to be overheated with their smartwatches. Fortunately, there were no reports of explosions or serious injuries. The worst we encountered was the hot Apple Watch left a red mark on the person's wrist.
The post on Reddit reads: “The owner received the product on October 8th. The owner slept with the watch on his wrist on October 9th. Woke up on October 10th only to find that the wrist was very hot. The owner quickly took off the watch and found the red wrist due to heat. No power signals from the watch, but the sound plays fine when browsing the watch using the Find My Watch feature. The owner exchanged the device for a new product on October 16. "
What's interesting is that most of the time, the overheating seems to be in the same spot in the top right corner of the display near the digital crown. It is unclear what is causing the overheating as the device has not yet shut down. However, it has been speculated that this could be due to the display ports near the Taptic Engine.
So far the problem seems to be limited to South Korea, but it is possible that it happens to other users in other markets that have not yet been reported. We're not sure how Apple plans to react to this, but this isn't the first time we've heard of the Apple Watch overheating and burning the wearer, although thankfully this is a pretty rare occurrence.
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