Apple Watch Teardown Reveals "Empty" Inside

Posted: Apr 24 2015, 12:58am CDT | by , Updated: Apr 24 2015, 1:20am CDT, in Apple


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Apple Watch Teardown Reveals "Empty" Inside

The first Apple Watch Teardown is here and reveals that there is not much inside when the battery is removed.

The Apple Watch is shipping today to the the first customers who managed to place their pre-order in the first minutes of launch. Analysts predict that Apple is back to really high margins with the Apple Watch. The teardown of the Apple Watch by iFixit supports that.

The inside of the Apple Watch is kind of empty once the batter is removed. Apple miniaturized the components quite a lot. The S1 SOC is a flat unit that is placed right behind the battery. Only the Taptic engine protrudes next to the battery slot.

The dissembling of the Apple Watch is destructive. This means it is not straight forward to pack the insides of an Apple Watch into another housing.

The iFixit teardown is happening right now as of writing this report. Teardown fans can watch the progress on this page.

The Apple Watch starts at $349 for the small case (38mm) Sport Edition. The Apple Watch Pre-order started on April 10 in 9 countries (Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US) and the Apple Watch ships on today to its first customers.

Apple Watch introduces a new design and iOS-based user interface created specifically for a smaller device. Apple Watch features the Digital Crown, a new way to scroll, zoom and navigate fluidly, without obstructing the display. The Digital Crown also serves as the Home button and a quick way to access Siri. The Retina display on Apple Watch features Force Touch, a technology that senses the difference between a tap and a press, providing a new way to access controls within Apple Watch apps.

The Apple Watch introduces the Taptic Engine and a built-in speaker that together discreetly enable an entirely new vocabulary of alerts and notifications you can both hear and feel. Apple custom-designed its own S1 SiP (System in Package) to miniaturize an entire computer architecture onto a single chip. Apple Watch also features Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth 4.0 to pair seamlessly with your iPhone. Besides the smart watch features the Apple Watch keeps time to within 50 milliseconds of UTC, the universal time standard when synching regularly with the iPhone.
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