Ifixit posted another great teardown. This time they get into the nitty gritty with the new Apple Watch 4. Check out some excerpts:
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!
- 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.
See more!. You can also read Four things we learned from the Apple Watch 4 teardown over on C-Net
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