The Inside of a Fake Apple Watch vs. the Real Thing — It Isn’t Pretty

A variety of the new Apple Watch is on display in the demo room after an Apple event on Monday, March 9, 2015, in San Francisco. Pre-orders for the Apple Watch start April 10. The device costs $349 for a base model, while a luxury gold version will go for $10,000. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

(Mashable) – Yes, we know there are fake Apple Watch devices available for sale in China, online and at certain tech conferences, but what’s behind the veneer of imitation smartwatch deception?

Do the insides of these cleverly crafted shams live up to the finely hewn artistry of Apple’s internal case designs? We have yet to get our hands on the real Apple Watch, but one person cracked open one of the faux Apple Watches to see what was inside — and it isn’t pretty.

  • 0aplw

    Although Apple hasn’t shown much of the insides of the Apple Watch, it has touted the device’s Taptic Engine and custom S1 SiP (System in Package) chip stack. Its beauty is not skin deep. (APPLE)

  • 1fwtch

    Inside the fake (this one is a GT08): A common wristwatch battery and a plastic shell emblazoned with iconography encouraging you to recycle your garbage (once you’ve, inevitably, given up on the cheap knockoff). (IMAGINECHINA, CORBIS)

     

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