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.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?
There has to be some kind of mechanism to restore to factory. Wonder if that can be done without a data cable?That's what I'm talking about, but it was largely debunked a few days before the event.
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?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.
They load the firmware before they seal the back?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, 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.They load the firmware before they seal the back?
You're late http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1853605Remember 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.
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What do you all think?
Oh wow, sorry. With reading all the news in between work and dinner, I didn't catch those articles!