iFixit tears down the Apple Watch; reveals tiny battery and nearly impossible repair

The day is finally upon us when Apple's first wearable, the Apple Watch, will actually start arriving to those that pre-ordered the device a few weeks ago. While the outer portion of the wearable has extensively been covered in a variety of reports, the innards are another story. In what has now become somewhat of a tradition with every new gadget release, the folks over at iFixit have dissected the Apple Watch, allowing us to see what makes this watch "tick".

While the screen, 205mAh battery, digital crown and "Taptic Engine" were fairly easy to remove, the watch's S1 processing chip seems to be an issue as it is soldered into the bottom portion of the watch. When the iFixit team removes the S1 chip, they describe the action as being a "destructive procedure", effectively destroying the watch. Despite the eventual destructive conclusion, the Apple Watch receives a reparability score of "5" which is average. For the full details of the tear down be sure to follow the source link or watch the video above for a quick overview.

The Apple Watch is now available online. Those ordering will most likely see their purchase arrive sometime in June. The Apple Watch starts at $349 USD.

Source: iFixit

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