Do the 38mm and 42mm have the same battery life?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by entraik, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. entraik Suspended

    Jan 22, 2009
    What's internally different about these two watches? Does one have more battery / processor speed than the other?
  2. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2011
    The only difference between the 38mm and the 42mm is the bigger screen on the 42mm and slightly larger battery capacity on the 42mm. the 38mm has a 200mAh battery capacity. the 42mm would be around 250mAh or possibly 300mAh. Everything else is the same.
  3. bushman4 macrumors 68020

    Mar 22, 2011
    Battery should be bigger according to iFixit. But remember powering a 4 mm larger screen takes more energy also. So do we really see better battery life? Probably not
  4. undies1993 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 10, 2011
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    According to Apple, the "battery performance claims are based on test results from the 38 mm Apple Watch. A 42 mm Apple Watch typically experiences longer battery life." Take from the iFixit teardown
  5. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Apple claims yes. "A 42mm Apple Watch typically experiences longer battery life."

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