Tattoos? Apple Doesn’t Want to Know

As well as the tight supply chain issues, the rumours of failing components and the online-only orders, the Apple Watch has hit another snag: it won’t work if you have a tattoo. At least, if it’s on your wrist. Reddit user Guinnefan55 reported “The [W]atch would lock up every time the screen went dark and prompted me for my password… I couldn’t figure out why, especially since the watch was definitely not losing contact with my skin”. Apple has said that tattoos interfere with the Watch’s ability to detect skin contact, especially the heart-rate sensor.

Seems like this is the kind of thing that Apple should be warning people about, especially with its loyal customer base of tattoo-sleeved hipsters (TA)