The Apple Watch may be a lot of things, but one thing it isn’t is “impact-resistant.”
Apple stopped describing its smartwatch with the term after losing a small claims court case in the U.K. about a cracked Apple Watch Sport screen, according to BBC News. Gareth Cross, 32, from Aberystwyth, Wales, bought the smartwatch in July for 339 British pounds ($492.69). Ten days later he discovered a crack on the screen.
After Apple refused to service the smartwatch under warranty, Cross took the manufacturer to his local small claims court, arguing that it was in violation of the U.K.’s Sale of Goods act, which governs contracts for products sold. Six months later Apple was ordered to refund his money and pay court costs of 429 British pounds ($623.24).
As a result of the case, Apple changed its description of the Apple Watch Sport Ion-X glass display.
An excerpt from Apple’s previous smartwatch description:
“To keep the Sport collection models as light as possible, we used an aluminosilicate glass that’s especially resistant to scratches and impact.”
Its revised description:
“To keep the Sport collection models as light as possible, we used aluminosilicate glass — the same material used in the windows of space shuttles and high-speed trains.”
While the aluminum sport model of the Apple Watch uses glass for its display cover, the pricier stainless steel Apple Watch and the 18-karat gold Edition model use sapphire as the display cover material instead.
Following the verdict, Cross may buy another Apple Watch, or may hold out for a newer model to be announced, according to the BBC.