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Here's what the new Apple Watch's swim-proof speaker looks like

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Apple touted the speaker on its Apple Watch Series 2 as the key to the Watch’s swim-resistance. The speaker intentionally fills with water when submerged and then uses sound vibrations to pump liquid out of the Watch body. We got an animated idea of what the speaker looked like and how it worked during Apple’s keynote presentation last week. But now we’re getting to see real photos thanks to iFixit. Here they are:

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The rest of iFixit’s teardown was relatively unexciting. The new Watch has a bigger 273 mAh battery, as compared to the 205 mAh battery in the original watch. It's also got stronger adhesive to keep water out, a larger Taptic Engine, and a second microphone.


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