Apple has been a leader in smartphones and tablets for years, but has significantly lagged behind in the smartwatch and “wearables” market. Other smartphone companies such as Samsung and Motorola have been producing smartwatches for years now, but haven’t been able to quite crack into the mainstream market.
The Apple Watch, or iWatch as it was rumoured to be named, was touted as the wearable to do just that, and the outpouring of pre-orders and lines of people out the door of Apple stores all over the world proves that theory.
Common problems or repair issues you might notice with your Apple Watch can include:
If you are experiencing any of these hardware or software problems, your first instinct is probably to visit the Genius Bar at your nearest Apple Store.
But with that option, it can take you over a week before there is an available appointment slot, and then on top of that, it can take weeks to get your Watch back fully repaired.
Another option if you are reluctant to spend time waiting on the Apple Geniuses is to try doing the repair yourself.
Think about the entire DIY process before you begin and really take into consideration all of the possible costs and risks.
Firstly, the risk of ruining your Apple Watch during your at-home repair is pretty high. Ifixit.com, a popular repair website, has rated the iWatch as a very difficult device to successfully complete repairs on.
Risking your Watch, which probably cost you anywhere from $550 to well over $1000, just to save a few bucks with a DIY repair is definitely not worth it.
Secondly, the cost of the replacement part, plus all the special tools and equipment you’ll need to do the repair, on top of all the time, effort and stress you’ll expend on the repair can add up to be much more expensive than bringing your Apple Watch to a repair store.
If neither of these options appeals to you – don’t fret! The Techknow Space is your best answer. We provide a fast 1 hour repair turnaround at an affordable price.
Our technicians work in-house to provide you with quick and efficient repairs combined with the technical knowledge and wide skill set of certified experts.
We have extended hours 7 days a week at both of our convenient locations in Toronto, near the Rogers Centre and the CN Tower, and in Mississauga, across from Square One Shopping Centre.
Bring your unhappy Apple Watch to the friendly customer service desk at the Techknow Space, and in one hour, you can be reunited with your smiling, shiny Apple Watch.