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Underneath the stretchy new watchband, confirmation that this is indeed a new Apple Watch—model number A2376—and not merely some blue-hued lookalike.

The other band slot features …nothing at all, so our photo editor indulged in a bit of tech fantasy and added a combination lock—as if opening the case could be so easy. Alas, we expect the same ol' opening procedure we perform every year.

Well, almost the same: In a surprise twist, the Series 6 takes after newer (post-6s) iPhones and opens to the side like a book!

The procedure is also slightly simplified due to the absence of a Force Touch gasket—a feature now defunct as of watchOS 7.

We're happy to see a fragile, damage-prone part retired, but sad to see the final nail in the coffin for Apple's nifty pressure-sensitive display technology. We're torn, but we'll call this a win.

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