The post said the overheating issue affected both the Global Positioning System and Cellular models of the Apple Watch SE 40mm. At the time, it sounded like a fantastic idea. Well, it turns out that sometimes our wishes are granted by a monkey's paw.
Several photos show that the overheating occurred in the same spot across all affected Apple Watch SE models: near the top-right portion of the display, right beside the Digital Crown. Even Apple advertises the Watch SE as being heavy on features but light on price. There's a mixture of both Global Positioning System and GPS with Cellular watches in the mix, with no consistency between the colours.
As described on Reddit: The owner received the product on October 8.
Apple introduced the Apple Watch SE as a low-priced entryway to Apple Watch ownership alongside the launch of the Apple Watch Series 6. Woke up on October 10 just to find the wrist is very hot. "It's a life-changing product", Siddharth said.
It is not clear why this problem seems to be limited to South Korea, but we have not found other reports about the issue on the MacRumors forums, the Apple Support Communities, or social media networks. It's odd that the issue would be isolated to a very specific region. The highly localized issue suggests it may be a faulty production batch at worst, ant not a model-wide problem. Although there are no teardown videos of the Watch SE yet, the post speculates that Apple re-uses designs of older models. Obviously having a disgusting burn mark on the face of your Apple Watch SE isn't ideal, so here's hoping this is a problem isolated to Korea and nowhere else in the world.
Also on the show we get to see the unbelievable innovations that were showcased at the James Dyson Awards. Fortunately, no-one was actually burnt by the devices but we imagine that a replacement is probably in order.