Disassembly confirmed the large battery capacity of the Apple Watch Ultra 2
iFixit has published a teardown video of the Apple Watch Ultra 2 and Apple Watch Series 9, which allows you to take a closer look at the inside of the watch.
The video confirms that the Apple Watch Ultra 2 has a 564 mAh battery, as MacRumors reported last week. That’s about 4% larger than the 542 mAh battery in the original Apple Watch Ultra, but Apple says both models have the same battery life of up to 36 hours.
The video also confirms that the 41mm Series 9’s battery capacity is 282 mAh. It is unchanged from the 41mm Series 8.
Apple Watch Ultra 2 and Apple Watch Series 9 – what’s inside? iFixit video published
iFixit didn’t find any obvious hardware changes related to the new double-tap gesture coming to watchOS 10.1 next month. Overall, the Ultra 2 and Series 9 have a very similar internal design to the original Ultra and Series 8 respectively.
Apple said the new double-tap gesture only works in watchOS 10 on the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 with the S9 processor. But it can be used on Apple Watch Series 4 and later thanks to AssistiveTouch gestures available in watchOS 8 and watchOS 9.