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IFIXIT Apple Watch Series 4 Teardown #WearableWednesday

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Ifixit posted another great teardown. This time they get into the nitty gritty with the new Apple Watch 4. Check out some excerpts:

Introduction

This year’s iteration of the Apple Watch can be your trainer, doctor, guardian, and now, live-in nurse! How’d Apple fit all these personalities into one watch? Let’s find out why everyone is falling so hard for this watch—with a teardown!

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  • Finally, we get to the core of all things: the Apple-designed S4 system-in-package.
  • Good news, everyone! The S4 is secured only with screws, and pops right out—a welcome change from the fiercely-glued SiPs of years past.
  • As always, the package itself is encased in a solid block of resin, meaning most of its secrets will be difficult to extract. Thankfully though, the RF components remain a little more exposed:
  • Avago AFEM-8087 (likely front-end module)
  • OU JQ
  • YY MEH ECE (this looks like a Bosch part, likely the fancy new accel + gyro)
  • AE827 I2033 0836
  • ST Microelectronics ST33G1M2 32-bit MCU with ARM SecurCore SC300—the same eSIM we found in the last Apple Watch and in the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

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See more!. You can also read Four things we learned from the Apple Watch 4 teardown over on C-Net


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