Apple Watch 6: teardown reveals surprises on the inside

A glance underneath the hood of the Apple Watch Series 6 reveals a optimistic shock, particularly for these keen on the smaller smartwatch mannequin.

Once once more, the colleagues at iFixit pulled out their screwdrivers and different instruments to offer us a glance behind the shows of the newest Apple {hardware}. In this case, it is each fashions of the new smartwatch: the Apple Watch Series 6 in 40 and 44 mm went underneath the “knife”.

As already suspected since the first beta variations of watchOS 7, the new Apple Watch not accommodates the essential expertise for Force Touch. iFixit seen throughout the teardown that the gasket for the pressure-sensitive show is not current in the latest fashions. The lack of Force Touch is unlucky, however this part might simply be destroyed throughout a restore of the Watch. Therefore iFixit counts the discontinuation as a win.

Apple Watch Series 6: Larger batteries for each fashions

During additional investigations, it was additionally found that Apple has barely elevated the measurement of the batteries inside the smartwatch. In the 44 mm mannequin, the battery grew by 3.5 % to now 1.17 Wh, whereas the battery capability in the 40 mm variant elevated by a shocking 8.5 % to now 1.024 Wh.

However, Apple itself nonetheless speaks of battery lifetime of up to 18 hours. However, a take a look at the Apple Watch Series 5 overview reveals improved lifetime of the battery throughout coaching and audio playback. These figures have constantly elevated by one hour for the Series 6.

A glance underneath the Apple Watch Series 6 shows reveals a barely bigger battery in each fashions. / © iFixit

In addition, the new Apple Watch additionally prices a bit quicker. 80 % is now presupposed to be reached after only one hour, with the Series 5 it took one other 90 minutes. The Series 6 reaches full cost after only one.5 hours, whereas the earlier mannequin wanted 2.5 hours, in line with Apple.

Further modifications additionally grew to become obvious when the Taptic Engine, which amongst different issues is in command of sending notifications to your wrist. According to iFixit, the new part has grown in comparison with the older Watch. What impact if any this has on the energy of the notifications shouldn’t be but identified.

Overall, iFixit additionally discovered that the new case has change into a bit bit thinner. Instead of 10.74 mm, solely 10.four mm had been measured. The lacking force-touch seal might have had a giant half on this.

Apple Watch Series 6 Teardown iFixit 2
The Apple Watch Series 6 in its particular person elements. / © iFixit

A better look inside the new sensor on the underside of the Apple Watch Series 6 was not dared. According to iFixit, a teardown right here would solely finish in lots of damaged items.

For reparability, iFixit gave the Apple Watch Series 6 a complete of 6 out of 10 doable factors. There had been deductions for the use of particular screws and the direct connection of many cable connections with Apple’s S6 SiP (System in Package). If a defect ought to happen right here, a restore is extraordinarily difficult.


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