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Users will be able to do an upgrade components Apple Watch
When Apple Introduces Apple Watch, she made it clear that this unit will focus on a variety of market segments and will be sold at different prices. What Apple has not disclosed because it is exactly how it is going to sell quickly become obsolete smart watches in the segment of high-quality timepieces that cost thousands of euros. According 3DNews , for Apple Watch provides an upgrade path that protects investment owners exclusive watches.
It is known that Apple Watch will be based on a highly integrated SiP-system S1 , which will be enclosed in a rubber boot to completely eliminate external influence on the elements. Although Apple has chosen not to disclose any technical details on the S1, the appearance of the module shows that it contains a system of on-chip flash memory, a variety of specialized processors, chips responsible for wireless communications, sensors, and sensors, chips, are responsible for I / O data, as well as chips which are responsible for the power system components. Apple calls the company S1 «full-featured computer on a chip.”
Currently no details about the possibilities of S1 is not, but the fact of combining so many different hardware units shows that the SiP can be very powerful and multifunctional. Given how rapidly evolving microelectronics today, Apple S1 module could supersede those of the system on a chip for smartphones, issued four or five years ago. With serious computing power and ample opportunities, Apple S1 may give Apple Watch features that are not available to competing solutions. However, no matter how good S1, S2 and S3 are bound to be better. As a result, all devices based on obsolete eventually S1, as soon as something based on S2.
Obsolescence is not a problem for the clock type Apple Watch Sport for $ 349, these devices are changed every two or three years simply because of wear case and bracelet. However, obsolescence is unacceptable in the market expensive high-quality watches, which will compete with the products of watchmakers like Breitling, Raymond Weil and Tag Heuer.
How do I find the sources in the industry, housing Apple Watch will not be sealed, as the housing iPhone, it may be opened and even replace an Apple S1, thus making the device upgrade. Such an approach, though is not ideal, but it will help extend the life of devices from Apple Watch collections or Apple Watch Edition.
Apple has confirmed that Apple Watch are dust- and splash-proof, but not waterproof. Of course, this does not confirm the possibility of upgrading the chronometers, but indirectly points to the possibility of opening devices.
Like any other electronics manufacturer, Apple is not a fan of how to modernize. Smartphones and tablets companies do not even have a card reader memory, and their batteries can be replaced only at the service centers. Thus, now it is difficult to imagine that Apple will allow users to upgrade chronometers Apple Watch or Apple Watch Edition.
Nevertheless, the sale systems in the housing on the open market will allow Apple better compete with conventional mechanical watches that do not age out as quickly as electronic devices. In the end, even excellent mechanical watches are service workshops (cleaning), they are replaced with bracelets, and sometimes they even repaired. It is unlikely that the owners of Apple Watch Edition shocking the need to “modernize» SiP in specialized centers once a year or two.
The possibility of complete disassembly Apple Watch could mean another important point. Apple deliberately leaves the opportunity for manufacturers to design jewelry to create masterpieces on the basis of Apple Watch, replacing the housing (in the proposed framework) made on the more expensive and exclusive materials. In this case, we may expect to see not just a luxury Apple Watch, but also a truly precious hours with stuffing inside Apple.
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