Following the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, iFixit has completed the disassembly of the Apple Watch Series 4, providing us with more information on the internal components of the 44mm LTE version. Let's take a look.
Restoration experts believe that the original Apple Watch used a clumsy layered design that used too much glue, while the Apple Watch Series 4 took a more thoughtful layout and compared it to the iPhone 5. iFixit says that at first glance, the internal design of the Apple Watch Series 4 looks more or less the same as the previous model, with the battery and the Taptic Engine taking up most of the space. Looking further and you will see some obvious changes.
Disassemble highlights:- 291.8 mAh battery, 4% more capacity than the 279 mAh battery used in the 42mm version of the Apple Watch Series 3.- Thinner and longer Taptic Engine, but iFixit says it still takes up a lot of internal space, otherwise the battery capacity can be further increased.- The air pressure sensor is placed on the speaker grille to connect to the outside. On the Apple Watch Series 3, the sensor next to the microphone has its own dedicated punch.- The new Apple S4 chip is only screwed, and in the previous Apple Watch, the processor was glued firmly.- The entire back cover of the Apple Watch Series 4 is easier to fall off.
- The display screen is not only bigger but also thinner.
iFixit says the fixability of the Apple Watch Series 4 is close to the iPhone, and only screens that are glued with glue are the main obstacle. In addition, they said that the battery can be replaced directly. In summary, the Apple Watch Series 4 has a fixable score of 6 (out of 10). It's worth mentioning that 6 points is also a fixable score for iFixit for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.