Announced September 9th, 2014, this device is Apple's first foray into smart wearables. iFixit's repair manuals are applicable to Apple Watch (steel) and Apple Watch Sport (aluminum).

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Will the Apple Watch sapphire digitizer work on apple watch sport?

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I work as a repair technician and I am now looking into Apple Watch repairs.

One thing came to my mind: I'm sure people would, if they had the option, rather have their broken Apple Watch Sport Ion-X glass screens replaced with a sapphire glass instead of the Ion-X glass.

But.. Will the Apple Watch digitizer work on Apple Watch Sport?

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And you will be buying your sapphire screens from...?

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Yes, they have the same digitizer and lcd are interchangeable the only different is the surface mount crystal which doesn't effect performance.

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Hey charkel, It should also be mentioned that the two parts may be interchangeable, but the water resistance of the device may possibly be at risk with this replacement. Please check out Is the Apple Watch Saphire Glass and the Ion Glass Interchangable? for more details.

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I would not offer the water resistance even though it might work. Just get a screen cover for the standard Sports glass.

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anyone know where to buy replacement glass?

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How about this item. It includes the adhesive which is very important!

https://goo.gl/qpgruP

And just forget trying to replace only the glass. Replace the complete touch/lcd assembly and save yourself a nightmare.

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I just replaced my friend's Apple Watch Sport screen with a sapphire crystal screen of an Apple Watch I bought on eBay, which was locked to an Apple ID. The repair was challenging and I bought the adhesive tape to adhere back the screen. Not sure if it's waterproof but the Apple Watch works fine with the new screen. Just FYI... I tried to repair just the glass on the screen with no luck. Replacing just the glass on the Apple Watch is a nightmare and not worth the trouble. Buy an Apple Watch on eBay like I did and replace the whole screen.

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