Screen Glass?

DynamicSausage

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It might be that I missed something from last year ir maybe they just don't mention it any more but is the screen glass still different across models?

I remember that on S0 it was IonX for Aluminium and Sapphire Crystal for the others. Series 2 I believed to be the same? What's the deal now?
 

Relentless Power

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It might be that I missed something from last year ir maybe they just don't mention it any more but is the screen glass still different across models?

I remember that on S0 it was IonX for Aluminium and Sapphire Crystal for the others. Series 2 I believed to be the same? What's the deal now?
It’s exactly the same. The sport model offers the Ion-X and sapphire for the stainless model. All the Apple Watch models now have a ceramic backing. .
 

Relentless Power

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Alright thanks. Almost seems strange that they've completely omitted this info from the tech spec pages.
If you look under ‘tech specs’ under the mobile app, it does list the Ion-X Glass for the aluminum model and the sapphire display for the stainless model.
 

pallymore

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It has a Ceramic backing for the Sport model, not sapphire. Sapphire Only Applies to the stainless display.
https://support.apple.com/kb/SP778?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

No, it's for different parts in the back.
All series 4 models have the same "All ceramic and sapphire crystal back"
[doublepost=1537389133][/doublepost]Also in their news release:
https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018...olutionizes-communication-fitness-and-health/


The back of Apple Watch Series 4 is composed of a gorgeous black ceramic and sapphire crystal, allowing radio waves to easily pass through the front and back for better cellular service.
 

Relentless Power

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https://support.apple.com/kb/SP778?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

No, it's for different parts in the back.
All series 4 models have the same "All ceramic and sapphire crystal back"
[doublepost=1537389133][/doublepost]Also in their news release:
https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018...olutionizes-communication-fitness-and-health/


The back of Apple Watch Series 4 is composed of a gorgeous black ceramic and sapphire crystal, allowing radio waves to easily pass through the front and back for better cellular service.
You’re correct, its a composition of sapphire. Under tech specs on the mobile App, it doesn’t identify this, it just a Ceramic back, but identifies the Ion-X Glass and sapphire displays.
 

Mabus51

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Alright thanks. Almost seems strange that they've completely omitted this info from the tech spec pages.
It’s not omitted it’s on the tech specs page. The aluminum has ion X glass for the face and ceramic & sapphire crystal for the back. The stainless steel model has sapphire on both sides.
 
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