Apple Watch Series 6 teardown reveals easy to replace display and battery
Apple's Watch Series 6 is out and iFixit is fast to publish the full teardown of the smartwatch and see what makes it tick. The disassembly reveals several internal design changes that help with the overall repairability score, which is still 6/10 - the same as Watch Series 5.
The most notable change is the removal of the Force Touch gasket. Since the Force Touch feature has been axed with the arrival of watchOS 7, the gasket is no longer here. The extra space has allowed Apple to fit a larger battery, bigger Taptic Engine and a couple of new sensors such as the one for blood oxygen saturation. It also makes it easier to access the internals now.
The 44mm variant offers 3.5% bigger battery than its predecessor while the 40mm iteration bumps up the battery capacity with 8.5% - both retain the same battery design, though.
What's more, the absence of some of the display cables and the Force Touch gasket make the whole process of repairability less complicated - the display and the battery are easy to replace. However, the tiny screws and the plethora of cables mounted directly to the SiP module, which, if torn, have to be re-soldered, kept iFixit from giving the watch a higher repairability score..
Ikr, basically it can do most basic things like on the phone. My friend has apple watch series 5 and it’s amazing honestly. No lag or whatsoever and works so flawlessly
- 23 Sep 2020
It amazes me how small the smart watches are yet they are almost a phone on your wrist
- 22 Sep 2020
Without even looking at it, how smart of you to think that it could've worked by just inserting a toothpick, just because the same worked for you. Wow, why didn't it occur to him to use the same method ? Because it was actually broken and d...
- 22 Sep 2020