iFixit Teardown of Apple Watch -- Doesn't look too upgradeable!

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  1. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    iFixit has posted their teardown of the watch. It's really quite fascinating, and about what I expected, but it seems to put an end to the speculation that the watches might be upgradeable by swapping internal components. While the battery is accessible, things like the processor really aren't.

    https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Apple+Watch+Teardown/40655
     
  2. Vundu macrumors 65816

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  3. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Not one bit. At least the battery isn't soldered like the first gen iPhone.
     
  4. JOHNGAETANO macrumors 6502

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    Your kidding right?
    Who thought they could upgrade?

    When was the last time anything was up-gradable? My Epson Equity One + 8088 computer wasn't even up-gradable in 1986

    JOHN


     
  5. mightyjabba thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I thought it was silly from the beginning, but there have been quite a few seriously people speculating about upgradeability. I think it was mostly a way to try and justify the pricing of the Edition. And while it's true that iFixit didn't do a teardown of one of an Edition model (not that I blame them), I doubt very much that Apple engineered completely different innards just for that one model.
     
  6. Buckeyes1995 macrumors member

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    WTF Apple?? Are you saying I can't add more memory or an SSD?
     

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