In our review of the Apple Watch Series 7, Dieter Bohn called it the best smartwatch while noting the changes in the new model as “smaller iterations” year-over-year than what we expected. expected before. Even these small improvements required reengineering. To appreciate these efforts, the folks at iFixit have teamed up with former Apple engineers to investigate the new parts and gain insight into how the changes have taken place.
Former Apple product designer Tobias is now at Instrumental. He points out in a video that looking at the back of the screen, we can see that for the 7 series, Apple has done away with a flat cable, combining the touch and display signals into one cable instead of two. . It has helped reduce the bezels of the device, but Tobias says in a video that he’s “fairly certain” that the complexity of this change and how it spilled over into the supply chain is the reason. for which this watch has been slightly delayed.
A more surprising moment is when they found out that the Apple Watch Series 6 battery fits and works with the new model.
Of course, another part of the teardown is what’s not inside the new Apple Watch – an old diagnostic port. From early versions it was hiding in the groove of the watch strap, but now Apple has replaced it with wireless technology. Is this a clue about an iPhone without ports? We can’t tell yet, but teardown will show you how it all came together to make the device less susceptible to cracking, better withstand dust and water, and just a little bit better than the series 6.