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Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by troop231, Mar 9, 2015.
Not sure if this was posted, but looks like it will be shipping with the 6 pin connector after all?
I was thinking it was for the speaker, no?
I thought the mic/speaker were in same area on the side.
Edit, I believe this is the mic and speaker location:
New pic of the connector found in the 'Gold' video:
Anyone noticed the 6 small holes in the band slot of the case?
Check the screenshots, they are form the official Apple Watch videos on youtube.
The holes only exist in one of the two slots.
Do they have some rumored reserved function? For third-party accessories?
No, see post #3
Are you guys sure you're not talking about the lightning port data connector that hides under the band?
That's what I'm talking about, but it was largely debunked a few days before the event.
Was it really debunked though? All we know is that the test models had them, and "some guy" said the release versions wouldn't.
Right, and yet no one in the media has talked about it today for some reason; I think this is a big deal.
It's for the security link to the bands so the watch can shut itself down if detects that you are trying to use a non-Apple authentic (i.e., less expensive) strap.
There has to be some kind of mechanism to restore to factory. Wonder if that can be done without a data cable?
Edit: my Pebble watch can be reset to factory settings without a data cable but then again it's firmware doesnt seem as complex.
It's probably a firmware installation interface. How else would they load firmware at the factory without a physical connection? Wifi and BT can't work without an OS. Whether it will be used for other features is another question.
exactly my thoughts. Question is does this leave the watch open for smartbands that actually jack into the watch as you install them to offer additional sensor or other functions?
They load the firmware before they seal the back?
Exactly, firmware can be loaded before the S1 is even put inside the case which would negate the need for 6 drilled holes, unless they're loading firmware after assembly of the Watch.
In any case, someone will figure this out and probably will hack the Watch.
I wonder if the 6 holes are to do with how the strap is retained in the watch? The holes are in line with the button to release the strap.
Although 6 holes just to hold the strap in place does not seem likely, but who knows.
Nope, because the 6 holes would be on both sides in that case.
Remember that article from a few days ago that said a "diagnostic" port would be included on the Apple Watch? Well it appears to be in the videos of how they machine the cases. Maybe it isn't in the final product, and the cases being made in the video (this one, at the 1:41 mark) are just prototypes, but there is that possibility, you now? I personally think that the port will be included in the final product.
Picture for reference:
What do you all think?
You're late http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1853605
Front page too.. http://www.macrumors.com/2015/03/09/apple-watch-diagnostic-port-spotted/
for everything other than mac's, diagnostics are done with a wifi connection when you go to the genius bar.
Oh wow, sorry. With reading all the news in between work and dinner, I didn't catch those articles!
Maybe an undocumented (for now) expansion port to add more sensors to the straps?
Or perhaps it's purely for the watch to know if a strap is attached or not, for security purposes or something.
I would think it's for diagnostics.