Apple Watch teardown reveals tiny device’s biggest secrets

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The Apple Watch next to a classic mechanical watch. Photo: iFixit

The folks at iFixit wasted no time gutting their new Apple timepiece.

Their Apple Watch teardown confirms that the device comes with a hidden diagnostic port. They’ve also exposed the watch’s Taptic Engine, located the tiny battery, and found some gold highlights on the Apple Watch Sport.

Check it out:

Inside the band slots

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Notice the discreet port cover that can be removed with a paperclip or SIM ejector tool.

Removing the display

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The Apple Watch display uses a connection similar to the iPhone 5s Touch ID cable cover that places the wires under a springy bracket.

The Taptic Engine

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Looks like there’s some gold at the top, too — probably for an antenna.

Apple Watch battery

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This little lithium-ion battery powers the Apple Watch. No gears needed.

Source: iFixit