We have already seen a tear down of the new Apple Watch and now we get to find out what is inside the custom S1 processor on Apple’s new smartwatch.
ABI Research have had a look inside the custom Apple S1 processor which powers the Apple Watch and discovered that the device has 8GB of storage, 4GB of RAM and more.
Deconstructing the new Apple watch is not a game for amateurs. ABI Research’s TeardownIQ reveals a design centered on a custom Apple Processor (APL 0778) but includes Broadcom (BCM43342), Dialog PMU, NXP (NFC controller), and AMS (NFC booster) connectivity, IDT wireless charger receiver, Elpida RAM, SanDisk / Toshiba Flash memory, STM sensors, and a couple ADI capacitive touch solutions.
“The design is an obvious variation from Apple’s smartphones, with many high-end functions / chips included that normally would not be found in a simple watch,” comments Jim Mielke, VP Engineering at ABI Research and head of the TeardownIQ group. “Judging by the complexity of the printed circuit board (PCB), and the number of parts on the PCB, one might think the Apple watch is a full-fledged cellular connected watch but in fact connectivity is limited to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC.”
You can find out more details about what was found inside the new S1 processor for the Apple Watch over at ABI Research at the link below.