[Update] iFixit have finished their teardown of the Apple Watch Series 2, giving the new smartwatch a repairability score of 6 out of 10, 1 being most difficult to repair, and 10 being the easiest to repair.
They said that the watch band is easily removed and replacing, the battery is fairly easy to remove and whilst they screen is difficult to remove, it’s not impossible. They also mentioned that the screws are a repair hindrance, any replacement of the component cables would involve microsoldering, but does not require removing the SiP, and that’s good, because the also mentioned that because the S2 system is fully encased, board-level repairs would be impossible.
You can read their full teardown at the source link at the bottom of this article.
[Original Story] Apple launched the new Apple Watch Series 2 today, and as usual with gadgets, iFixit have got their hands on one in order to rip it apart.
This teardown is particularly interested because the Series 2 has a number of new upgrades over the Series 1, so it would be interesting to see how Apple fit all that in and if the Series 2 has changed that much internally.
These upgrades include the new water resistant features and the addition of GPS, which means we should see some rubber sealings in the device along with a couple new modules.
The teardown is still in progress, so iFixit haven’t gave it their full repairability score yet, but they have posted a few pictures of the insides for your enjoyment.
You can read the full teardown of the Apple Watch Series 2 at the source link below.