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IFixit disassembled Apple Watch Series 6. What’s inside?

by Jeff Tucker


The independent workshop iFixit has published a full breakdown of the recently announced Apple Watch Series 6. If you missed it, the first look is already available on our channel:

But what’s inside the novelty? Let’s start with an assessment: six points out of ten possible. The Apple Watch Series 3, Series 4 and Series 5 gave exactly the same rating. Keep the bar!

There are minimum changes inside, but they are there. The battery capacity has increased: the 44mm version has 1.17Wh, and the 40mm version has 1.024Wh, which is 3.5% and 8.5% more than in Series 5 in the same size. Despite the increased capacity, battery life has not increased: the display has become brighter, a new sensor has appeared – and all this requires energy.

The vibration motor Taptic Engine has changed: it has increased in size, but has become thinner. The watch has also become thinner due to the lack of a display layer responsible for determining the pressure: the thickness of the Series 6 is 10.4 mm, while the Series 5 is 10.74 mm.

IFixit experts noted that it is possible to replace the display and battery, but there are difficulties in this matter, which is why the assessment has not changed. As for the new sensor, it cannot be disassembled.


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