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Linked by Dan Moren

A closer look at the Apple Watch’s S1 chip

Just in case you needed a reminder on just what a feat of engineering the Apple Watch is, ABI Research has cracked open the S1 unit inside the Apple Watch and detailed all the different components.

It’s kind of mind-blowing to really understand how much hardware is packed into that tiny module, which itself is only a small part of what’s inside the Watch. Not only a processor, but RAM, flash memory, wireless controllers, sensors, and specialized chips to deal with charging, the touch interface, and power management.

Tiny computers already get embedded in plenty of places, but this gives you an even better idea of how far wearable technology could go.

[Get much more watch-related stuff on our Apple Watch page.]