Apple Watch Battery Case Changed
Tech repair site iFixit on Thursday uploaded its latest teardown video, featuring the
In most devices, the lithium-ion batteries are usually placed in a black pouch with a connecting wire. The 40mm Watch Series 5 metal casing has the battery inside its rectangle form.
benefit from this metal casing is an increase in battery size, approximately 10%, and better protection, according to iFixit. This patent also suggests that future watches using the metal casing may be screwed in rather than glued in, allowing for easier repairs.
It’s unclear why Apple didn’t use the new case in the larger 44mm. The Watch Series 5 or whether this design will be part of the Apple Watch Series 6 next year.
Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
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