Re: Retrofitting original Apple Watch to Series 1
Yeah, I went to the Apple store and tried the new watch (exact same as mine, just Series 2). The graphics are marginally smoother, but beyond that all of the performance improvement seems to come from Watch OS 3. I could not discern any difference between the original watch and the new one. I did not test Siri (perhaps for dictation the new CPU makes more difference). The new watch is also substantially thicker than the original, and the original already causes issues with many dress shirts since it gets caught at the cuff. The new one would be even worse. I am not sure it's as much of an upgrade as Apple is making it out to be.
Originally Posted by tech_fan
I'm used to tearing phones apart and I even repaired the teeny-tiny Apple iPod Nanos in the past, but after watching iFixit teardown of the Watch the issue I see is removing the the S1 SOC sub-assembly requires solder points to be broken. I don't have precision soldering equipment or a setup so this won't work for me. Having said that, the internals of Series 1 would work with the original Watch since the base layout is the same, they just upgraded the SOC.
Originally Posted by Mac Guy
The upgrade is definitely doable, but I am not sure that I am up for doing it any more.