Apple Watch Series 7 Teardown
These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Background and Identification
Apple’s smartwatch is now in its 7th generation, and this iteration—the Series 7— gains a larger screen and faster charging, but is mostly similar to the outgoing Series 6.
The Apple Watch Series 7 starts at $399 and comes in three materials—aluminum, stainless steel, and titanium—and various finishes—midnight, starlight, green, blue, (Product) Red, graphite, silver, gold, space black, and bare titanium. Like other Apple Watches, both GPS-only and GPS + Cellular models are available.
Sizes: 41 mm or 45 mm
- Always-on LTPO OLED Retina display
- 1000 nits brightness
- 396 by 484 pixels (45 mm), 352 by 430 pixels (41 mm)
Processor: S7 System in Package (SiP) with 64-bit dual-core processor, W3, U1
Battery: 1.094 Wh (41 mm); 1.189 Wh (45 mm)
Operating System: WatchOS 8
Sensors: Accelerometer, third-generation optical heart sensor, blood-oxygen sensor, electrical heart sensor, gyroscope, always-on altimeter, ambient light sensor
- LTE and UMTS in cellular models
- 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 5.0
Compatibility: Requires iPhone 6s or later with iOS 15 or later
Haptic Feedback: Taptic Engine
- Water-resistant and swim-proof up to 50 meters (WR50)
- Certified IP6X dust resistance
- Apple Pay and Siri
- Qi wireless charging