Experts from the famous iFixit portal published a video with a step-by-step process of dismantling new flagship smart hours, Apple Watch Ultra. The video focuses on the hardware component of the model rather than its functionality.
The disassembly revealed that the clock has some hardware "vulnerability" — not only in terms of repairability, but also reliability in general. A lot of advertising around the display, designed to protect the glass from external effects, will not provide reliable protection in most cases — the clock is still very vulnerable to direct impact on the screen. However, tests show that breaking the clock will be very difficult.
The only way to get to the battery is to remove the display and not the back panel, and it is quite difficult to remove the OLED screen without breaking it in the process. It is also known that when the rear ceramic panel is removed, it is almost inevitable that a leakproof sealer will be damaged to allow underwater sports to be performed without removing the clock. Moreover, the damaged sealer will not be easily removed completely, as will the new seal.
Apple's products were difficult to repair outside Apple Service Centres and Ultra hours are no exception in this respect. However, in this case, it was relatively easy to remove the back panel, although the model uses Apple Proprietary screws. In general, the new product is quite complex for products of this size: iFixit counted 32 screws that bind the clock structure.