Apple Watch teardown reveals 205mAh battery; gives us a look inside the Taptic Engine and Digital Crown

Apple Watch teardown

While many customers are still waiting for their Apple Watch to arrive, the folks over at iFixit have gone ahead and done a complete tear down of Apple’s smartwatch to reveal all its internals.

The iFixit folks have torn down the 38mm Apple Watch Sport — the cheapest and most popular version of the smartwatch among consumers.

The team started the teardown by separating the display from the case of the watch — giving us a look at the Taptic Engine and the Digital Crown.

The teardown also reveals that the Apple Watch comes with a 3.8v 205mAh battery that is “lightly adhered” to its place. This is likely done by Apple to make battery replacement easier for the smartwatch down the line. The extra space inside the 42mm Apple Watch variants will likely allow Apple to include a bigger battery inside it as it has previously mentioned that battery life between the 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch variants will vary.

The teardown is still in progress and we will update this article when the iFixit reveals other internals of the smartwatch such as the S1 processor and the heart rate sensor at the back.

Apple Watch internals

Update: During the teardown, the iFixit team came across the tiniest of Tri-wing screws they have ever encountered. The screw was even smaller than their tiniest of screw drivers and required some modification from their part to open.

[Via iFixit]