The Apple Watch 2 has only been announced just a week ago, and yet, we already have a true teardown of the device by teardown expert company iFixit. In its Apple Watch 2 teardown, iFixit discovered some things Apple told us -- and some things they didn't.
First, the speaker able to pump out water after a swim was detected, which matches what Apple told the audience on September 7th at its annual iPhone announcement. And yes, there is a larger battery under the hood, too, though battery life remains flat and unchanged (18 hours max is all you can count on). The battery size was extended for the new in-built GPS feature, though some will be disappointed with battery life on the device because it's a feature that users have overwhelmingly voted for in user surveys.
Of all the discoveries from the teardown expert team, the company discovered the presence of a second microphone that wasn't there in the first-generation Apple Watch (Series 1, the fruit company calls it). This means that it's likely useful for noise cancellation and better understanding between voice command assistant Siri and the user. There's even a stronger adhesive around the display, done so, of course, for waterproofing purposes (the word "waterproofing" is broad here, referring to the process of water resistance, not the water protection of the device itself). Apple's Watch 2 is water-resistant to 50 meters (approximately 165 feet), though, so if it holds up, it'll prove waterproof for many consumers based on the small water environments they encounter.
There's always more to tell, but you can head on over to the iFixit Apple Watch 2 teardown to learn more.