The Apple Watch Ultra has just begun reaching customers hands, with four exposed screw heads on the bottom of the device. I like taking a look inside my technology, whether it be adding a thermal pad to an M2 MacBook Air to enhance performance or just to see what''s inside the technology. However, I doubt it. I shouldn''t have thought that the iPhone Watch Ultra would have the potential to provide you with a higher resolution.
The bottom of the Apple Watch has four P5 pentalobe screws, which they are identical to that used on the MacBook bottom, and while they aren''t as common as a Philips or flathead screwdrivers, pentalobe screwdrivers aren''t uncommon. Every time I screw back in those initial four screws, it proved virtually impossible to tighten them without the o-ring falling out of its place.
Despite this, I continued, recognizing that some of the watch''s waterproofing might be compromised. The only way to go was by using a spudger and thin shims to evenly separate the watch''s ceramic back from the titanium casing. It was well sealed, and the moment it pulled away that thin waterproofing was destroyed. There are also two thin ribbon cables that connect the watch''s battery, screen, processor, and body. I had to be cautious while separating the two to avoid damaging the cables
The internals were not revealed after using the back panel. There was a large black component with an Apple logo, but the two buttons used to release the Apple Watch bands were included, and three of the four springs disappeared into my carpet.
The watch''s back panel was removed, and there was no immediate error from it, but it, too, couldn''t connect to my phone. This time, there were three additional screws that were thin and they remained separated, and even the others were likely to be useful in the long run. That''s why Apple extended the metal body up around the flat sides of the display.
I reorganized everything as quickly as possible. The watch band became smaller and the buttons to remove the watch band, which now have a few tiny bumps, stick out a bit. The waterproofing of the watch is certainly nowhere near its factory standards. I wouldnt dive scuba diving at this point.
In the next days, iFixit personnel will certainly tear down the watch even further than I expected. Im certain someone more skilled than I would do a better job of decomposing and reassembling the watch without as much damage to the waterproofing, but alas. I would certainly suggest waiting for their guidance rather than taking apart your own watch, as long as you have no choice. Apple''s most durable smart watch, however, is also likely to have a non-waterproof (or, worse, a