We repair Apple iWatches

Screen Repairs:

iPhone Screens are quick and straightforward to repair. Generally the repair time is half an hour and you are more than welcome to wait whilst we do them. We give a 12 month guarantee (which excludes accidental/water damage). We use the best screens from the same source we've been working with for the last 8 years so you can trust our quality. 

Battery Replacements:

iPhone batteries are renound for being poor - especially after a couple of years of owning one. But batteries can easily be replaced in 15 minutes and give your phone a new lease of life. If your battery has started draining quickly or it randomly switches off or your phones is hotter than normal then it's time for a new battery. Again we give a 12 month warranty. 

Charging Problems:

A lot of the time if you have to wiggle your wire or hold in it a particular place or even if your phone won't charge if it's not the battery then I guarantee it's almost 90% likely to be dirt and debris in the charging port. I also guarantee that you may have tried to clean it out but have failed. Pop in and see us and we'll give it a free clean and you'll be on your way. We don't charge (lol) for this and I hardly ever replace charging ports. Problem solved.

How can you identify which Apple iWatch you have ?

If you look on the back of the watch it has for example Series 3 40mm written on the reverse. You can use this information to look at our booking page to get a price or call us if you need help/advice.

First generation

 

Apple S1

The 1st generation Apple Watch (colloquially referred to as Series 0) uses the single-core S1 system-on-chip. It does not have a built-in GPS chip, instead relying on a paired iPhone for location services. It features a new linear actuator hardware from Apple called the "Taptic Engine", providing realistic haptic feedback when an alert or a notification is received, and is used for other purposes by certain apps.[15] The watch is equipped with a built-in heart rate sensor, which uses both infrared and visible-light LEDs and photodiodes.[86]

All versions of the first-generation Apple Watch have 8 GB of storage; the operating system allows the user to store up to 2 GB of music and 75 MB of photos. When the Apple Watch is paired with an iPhone, all music on that iPhone is also available to be controlled and accessed from the Apple Watch.[87] Software support for the first Apple Watch ended with watchOS 4.3.2. [88]

Second generation (Series 1 and 2)

 

Apple S2

The second generation Apple Watch has two models; the Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch Series 2. 

The Series 1 has a variant of the dual-core Apple S2 processor with GPS removed, known as the Apple S1P. It has a lower starting price than first generation.[89] The Series 1 was sold only in Aluminium casings.

The Series 2 has the dual-core Apple S2 processor, water resistance to 50 meters, a display twice as bright, at 1000 nits, and a GPS receiver. [89][69] The Series 2 was sold in casings of anodized Aluminium, Stainless Steel and Ceramic. 

Series 1 & 2 have an advertised 18 hours of battery life. Software support for the Series 1 and Series 2 Apple Watch ended with watchOS 6.3.

Third generation (Series 3)

 

Apple S3

The Apple Watch Series 3 features a faster processor, the dual-core S3Bluetooth 4.2 (compared to 4.0 on older models), a built-in altimeter for measuring flights of stairs climbed, increased RAM size, and is available in a variant with LTE cellular connectivity. Siri is able to speak through the onboard speaker on Apple Watch Series 3 due to the increased processing speed of the Watch.[90]

Series 3 features LTE cellular connectivity for the first time in an Apple Watch, enabling users to make phone calls, iMessage and stream Apple Music and Podcasts directly on the watch, independent of an iPhone. The LTE model contains an eSIM[91][92] and shares the same mobile number as the user's iPhone.[93]

Fourth generation (Series 4)

 

Apple S4

The Apple Watch Series 4[94] is the first predominant redesign of the Apple Watch, featuring larger displays with thinner bezels and rounded corners, and a slightly rounder, thinner chassis with a redesigned ceramic back. Internally there is a new S4 64-bit dual-core processor, capable of up to double the S3's performance, upgraded 16 GB storage, and a new electrical heart sensor. The microphone was moved to the opposite side between the side button and the digital crown to improve call quality. Other changes include the digital crown incorporating haptic feedback with the Apple Haptic Engine and includes the new Apple-designed W3 wireless chip.

The ECG system has received clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration, a first ever for a consumer device,[95] and is supported by the American Heart Association.[96] The Series 4 can also detect falls, and can automatically contact emergency services unless the user cancels the outgoing call. 

The watch received mostly positive reviews from critics. TechRadar gave it a score of 4.5/5, calling it one of the top smartwatches, while criticizing the short battery life.[97]Digital Trends gave it a score of 5/5, calling it Apple's best product and praising the design, build quality, and software, among others, while criticizing the battery life.[98] CNET gave it a score of 8.2/10, calling it the "best overall smartwatch around", while criticizing the battery life and lack of watch face options.[99] T3 gave it a score of 5/5, calling it a "truly next-gen smartwatch" due to its thinner body and bigger screen compared to the Series 3, and health features.[100]

Fifth generation (Series 5)

 

Apple S5

The Apple Watch Series 5 was announced on September 10, 2019.[101] Its principal improvements over its predecessor were the addition of a compass and an always-on display with a low-power display driver capable of refresh rates as low as once per second. Additional new features include International Emergency Calling, enabling emergency calls in over 150 countries, a more energy-efficient S5 processor,[102] improved ambient light sensor, and storage doubled to 32 GB. The release of the Series 5 also brought back the "Edition" model, with a ceramic model absent from the previous generation. A new titanium model was also included in two colors: natural and Space Black.[103]

The Series 5 and above (including the SE model introduced in 2020) also incorporate enhanced hardware- and software-based battery and performance management functionality.[104]

Critics generally gave it a positive review. CNET gave it a score of 4/5, concluding, "The Apple Watch continues to be one of the best smartwatches, but it remains limited by being an iPhone accessory for now."[105] Digital Trends gave it a score of 4.5/5.[106] The Verge gave it a score of 9/10.[107]

Sixth generation (Series 6 and SE)

 

Apple S6

The Apple Watch Series 6 was announced on September 15, 2020, during an Apple Special Event and began shipping on September 18. Its principal improvement over its predecessor is the inclusion of a sensor to monitor blood oxygen saturation.[108]

Additional features include a new S6 processor that is up to 20% faster than the S4 and S5,[109] a 2.5× brighter always-on display, and an always-on altimeter.[110] The S6 incorporates an updated, third generation optical heart rate sensor and also enhanced telecommunication technology, including support for ultra-wideband (UWB) via Apple's U1 chip, and the ability to connect to 5 GHz Wi-Fi networks. The Series 6 watch was updated with faster charging hardware such that it completes charging in ~1.5 hours.[111]Force Touch hardware was removed, consistent with the removal of all Force Touch functionality from watchOS 7.

The Series 6 watch added Product Red and Navy Blue case color options.

At its September 2020 product introduction event, Apple also announced the Apple Watch SE, a lower-cost model.[109] The SE incorporates the same always-on altimeter as the Series 6,[112] but uses the previous-generation S5 processor and previous- (i.e. second) generation optical heart rate sensor; does not include ECG and blood oximeter sensors or an always-on display; and does not include UWB or 5 GHz Wi-Fi communication capabilities.

Seventh generation (Series 7)

 

Apple S7

The Apple Watch Series 7 was announced on September 14, 2021, during an Apple Special Event.[113] Pre-orders opened on October 8, with earliest shipping dates starting on October 15.

Enhancements relative to the prior-generation Series 6 watch include a more rounded design with a case 1mm larger than the Series 6; a display that is 70% brighter indoors and approximately 20% larger; improved durability via a crack-resistant front crystal;[114] IP6X certification for resistance to dust; 33% faster charging via improved internal electronics and an enhanced, USB-C based fast-charging cable; support for BeiDou (China's satellite navigation system); and the availability of an on-screen keyboard that can be tapped or swiped.[115] The Series 7 is also equipped with new hardware that enables ultra-rapid, short-range wireless data transfer at 60.5 GHz, though Apple has not fully explained this new functionality.[116]

Following Apple's announcement of the Series 7, an independent software development company filed a lawsuit against Apple alleging inappropriate copying of the software keyboard functionality from an app that Apple had previously rejected from its App Store.[117][118]