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The Apple Watch SE, Apple’s relatively new, is expected to offer most of the technological innovations of the latest Apple Watch models at a more affordable price. However, it may also suffer from an uncharacteristic malfunction: overheating that may even damage the display. Users from both South Korea and the United States report dangerous warming of the device, both during use and charging, and even damage to the display.
According to the same reports, the watch may reach a state of overheating even during the night when it is not actively used. “I woke up and found that the strap was very hot,” describes one case user. “I removed the watch and found that the strap had turned red from heat. The watch looked off, but when I tried to locate it using the Find My Watch feature it beeped.” The same case ended with the replacement of the watch with a new device in an Apple store, about a week later.
Some users, as mentioned, even noticed the formation of strange shapes on the display – probably damage caused to it as a result of the same warming.
At this stage it is still not clear which component exactly caused the device to overheat, whether it is a battery or a chipset. Apple itself has not yet responded to the report, but as mentioned it is known that it has already replaced watches that were found to be faulty due to the warming.