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New Apple Watch teardown reveals it's mostly unchanged from Series 2

One year ago   |   By iMore

IFixit tore apart a new Apple Watch to show you just what's inside your new device.
Repair manual site iFixit recently released its Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE teardown and revealed that, with the exception of a beefier battery and LTE capabilities, its guts look extremely similar to that of its Series 2 predecessor.
As the iFixit team began their brave and delicate journey to the center of the Apple Watch with an iOpener tool, they noted that "Aside from that status symbol red dot, we'd almost be convinced we're opening a Series 2 again." In fact, they didn't really begin noticing many...
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Apple Watch Series 3 Observations- Part 3

Apple Watch Series 3 Observations- Part 3

One year ago   |   By iPad Insight

Thanks to the weekend, I've been using some extra time to test out the new Apple Watch and use it in situations that I might normally not try out if left to my own devices. So far, so good, as my battery life and connectivity have performed as good or better than expected.
The Screen
If you have owned a Series 0 or Series 1 Apple Watch and skipped the Series 2, you should notice a big improvement in the brightness and clarity of the Series 3's screen. I have been quite pleased so far, especially when using the new Watch outside. It is much brighter, and the colors seem to pop a little more...
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Apple Watch Series 3 Teardown Reveals Larger Battery and Air Vent Moved Next to Diagnostic Port

Apple Watch Series 3 Teardown Reveals Larger Battery and Air Vent Moved Next to Diagnostic Port

One year ago   |   By Mac Rumors

IFixit has completed a teardown of the Apple Watch Series 3 , which has a virtually identical form factor as previous models.
The display is unchanged from the Series 2, with one key difference being that it now functions as a multifrequency antenna for cellular. Series 3 models support LTE and UMTS, according to Apple's tech specs .
The battery in the 38mm model with GPS + Cellular has a capacity of 279 mAh at 3.82V, or 1.07 watt hours, which is only a slight increase of about 3.8 percent over the 38mm Series 2 model without cellular.
Apple said Series 3 models with cellular get up to 18...
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