Apple Watch Ultra Teardown Shows How Rugged It Really Is

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Image by iFixit

As is tradition, whenever a new device – especially one as prolific as the Apple Watch Ultra comes out, you can expect the folks over at iFixit to have a teardown video ready for us!

Here’s the video, I highly recommend you check it out. In fact, go ahead and watch it. I’ll wait here and we can discuss some of their findings, okay? Okay.

iFixit’s teardown of the Apple Watch Ultra

Hi, welcome back. I hope you had a nice time. I grabbed myself some coffee and took a walk. Anyways, some of the major take aways from the iFixit teardown are as follows:

  • The speakers are much louder in the Ultra than any previous model, to make use of the Apple Siren feature.
  • Tiny o-rings are present around each external screw, to bolster water-resistance.
  • The battery and Taptic Engine are also much larger than any other Apple Watch, including Series 8

So, just a real quick aside about iFixit’s thoughts on the Apple siren feature. If you watch the video you’ll notice that of course the speakers are larger; however, the Apple Siren is criticized for not being loud enough – but that’s only half of it. The tone and type of noise is actually what’s useful for something like a rescue attempt – so just a random little note incase their criticism sits funny with you.

iFixit also does a very handy teardown comparison between the Apple Watch Ultra and the Series 8, so you can really get a feel for the component differences:

Teardown comparison, Series 8 vs Ultra – Image by iFixit

So far it looks like Apple Watch Ultra really is the rugged little boy it’s advertised as. That’s good, because it costs an arm and a leg.

If you value the opinions of any other watch enthusiasts like I do, John Mayer (yes, the artist) recently gave his thoughts on Apple Watch Ultra via his Instagram:

Image by John Mayer’s IG

John Mayer is a very avid watch enthusiast and his opinion is well regarded by many. So that’s a good sign for the Ultra! I also love John Mayer. Okay, that’s all. Your body is a Wonderland.

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