back to article While the iPhone's repairability is in the toilet, at least the Apple Watch 7 is as fixable as the previous model

Apple's seventh-gen Watch has managed to maintain its iFixit repairability rating on a par with the last model – unlike its smartphone sibling. The iFixit team found the slightly larger display of the latest Apple Watch a boon for removal via heat and a suction handle. Where the previous generation required a pair of flex …

  1. DS999 Silver badge

    Probably less Watch theft than iPhone theft

    A guy on a bike can snag an iPhone held in an outstretched hand as he zips by, can't do that with a Watch. So there's less need to worry about making stolen Watches valueless than there is for stolen iPhones.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Don't read a review

    Just wait for Jake to tell you, he is the font of all knowledge

  3. elsergiovolador Silver badge

    Confusing

    If something is easy to take apart it does not mean it is repairable.

    If Apple blocks 3rd party vendors from selling spare parts then you can disassemble the device all you want, but you won't be able to make it work.

    At very least it seems like it's possible to swap components from donor broken devices. However, we don't know if that can change with just a software update.

    It's common for manufacturers these days to silently change the specs of a product after it has been reviewed by the media.

    1. DrBobK

      Re: Confusing

      Exactly. I tried to buy a display for a series 5 watch. Not one to be found anywhere. Not even flea-bay.

  4. HatHatHatHatHat

    Heads will roll :D

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