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Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by slimpaul, Apr 18, 2015.
Looks very interesting!
Beautiful 3D Exploded Renders of the Apple Watch [Images]
That's awesome. Makes you wonder how they could possibly make it any thinner though.
View that while hearing Jony Ive saying "al yoo min ee uhm" in your head...
Thanks, neat looking!
Except, apparently it's mostly from his imagination. He says he made it up from looking at the Apple videos, but it doesn't even match those in its details.
For instance, his version has an internal structural box for the crown stem, but the videos show no such thing. And so forth.
Also, in his fantasy the battery is right below the display, and then comes the S1 and then the sensor bottom. In real life, it's far more likely that the S1 is below the display, and the battery is closest to the bottom (both because of the inductive charging and to make it easier to replace).
Little things like that. It's like seeing the insides of a rocket ship as imagined by a non-engineer
The battery is just below the display as per Apples own presentation video. Also, there is no way that they would go through the sensor plate to do battery replacements, it wouldn't fit. I am positive that they will lift the crystal to do any battery repair work.
You're right, that makes sense. Thank you for that correction!
(When I saw the structural mistakes, it prejudiced me. Mea culpa! Also most smartwatches have the battery at the bottom, with the exception of the LG R.)
Not a fan of this guys renders. The rMB is so much nicer than his renders. I believe his render still had the metal frame just thinner and his gold model had white keys. Yuck. He also did a render of an TV that had chamfered edges. Really?!?
The comments on that page are really bad. I thought his renders looked very good!
I hope the glass on the Sport is replaceable if need be.
You mean the correct way of pronouncing the word?!
Display can easily get thinner with different iterations of OLED tech, chips will become more powerful and use less power than previous gen chips, enabling smaller batteries to be used (Or less likely, battery tech finally jumps), they'll figure out how to do the taptic engine with a smaller footprint.
Plenty of room for thinning out as new tech paves the way.
But if not thinning out what about complete replacement of the internals for possible Apple authorised updates? Keeping the case and replacing the inside with updated specs? It's been touched on before and I would be interested to know the possibility given the exploded views we know have. I am hopeful that the yearly upgrade cycle is not on the cards like the phone, iPad etc. After all it is a watch and many of us do not change our watches annually. Genuine question so please don't flame.
Suppose we shall have the answer soon following the ifixit tear down
Given how much integration there is these days on single chips.
I'm still amazed on the need for so many different individual chips in there.
If I've never seen it, and you asked me to guess, I would of thought perhaps 4 of 5 max. perhaps even 2 or 3.
Not around 35 of them.
Especially with Apple calling it the S1 as if it was one custom piece of silicon.
Hell it's less integrated than a laptop !
Yes, but I think Apple uses that substance just so Jony can Say that word, over and over.
I wonder if this will be the case or not. I think we'll know more whenever iFixit does a teardown (Honestly, they should do a sport and a steel just in case there are differences in the way they assemble/fasten it all together).
It wouldn't be out of the question for them to do "S" upgrade cycles where you can actually upgrade your watch in the same outer case, for example the S1 gets swapped for an S2 and they pop a fresh battery in... and then every other upgrade cycle they do a redesign / entirely new model. It wouldn't be too far off from the current iPhone cycle where every other phone retains the same internal layout but with faster chips / various improved internals. Look how far we've come with Intel Core M in the new Macbook for example. Just a few years ago having that much power without a fan or heatsink on a motherboard the size of an iPhone 5 was unheard of. A year from now we could have a little more processing muscle on the same sized chip that's not consuming as much power as last year's model, swap that in-store and you now have an Apple Watch with 36 hour battery life, faster native apps, etc.
The only thing that's tough is that it looks like the S1 cannot be removed from the watch without taking the entire thing to pieces, as it won't fit through the bottom hole.
I bet we have both. Usually they fly to New Zealand to get it first and fast but that won't work for the Watch. We may have to wait until the 25th to get them.
This has been talked about before.
Think on this.................
Apple is now struggling to get, what, 2 million watches out the door.
Let's say over the entire 1st year, then sell 20 million watches.
How would you logistically deal with perhaps 15 million people all wanting their watch taken apart and upgrading at the same time?
I don't see it to be impossible. Do it by appointment or by reservation the same way preorders work. Apple is king of logistics.
Understatement of the day. lol upgrading 20,000,000 watches.
There aren't 35 integrated circuits on that S1 module. Some of the components will be passive devices, like buck converters for a chip's power supply, charging and so on.
You'll find quite a few more chips in a typical laptop than on the S1... There might be as many or more RAM devices in a laptop as there are integrated circuits on the S1...
Not all ICs are suitable to be integrated on the same chip. DRAM has different manufacturing requirements compared to say, a radio transciever or high-speed logic circuits. That's why they come as separate components, I'm not sure why you're making such a big deal out of it.