Apple S2

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Apple S2
Apple S2 module.png
Produced From September, 2016 to September, 2017
Designed by Apple Inc.
Max. CPU clock rate 520 MHz[1] 
Instruction set ARM
Cores 2[1]
Predecessor Apple S1
Successor Apple S3
Application Apple Watch Series 2
Variant Apple S1P

The Apple S2 is the integrated computer in the Apple Watch Series 2, and it is described as a "System in Package" (SiP) by Apple Inc. It was revealed on September 7, 2016, with very little info about specifications.[2] Apple says its two cores deliver 50% higher performance and the GPU delivers twice as much as the predecessor, the Apple S1[3] but similar in performance to the Apple S1P in the Apple Watch Series 1.[4]

System-in-Package design[edit]

It uses a customized application processor that together with 512 MB memory,[1] 8 GB storage[1] and support processors for wireless connectivity, GPS, sensors and I/O constitute a complete computer in a single package. This package is filled with resin for durability.

Components[edit]

The device integrates discrete components like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, touch controller, accelerometers, barometric sensor[5] and RAM. In total, there are 42 individual silicon dies[6] integrated into the single S2 component.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Chester, Brandon (December 20, 2016). "The Apple Watch Series 2 Review: Building Towards Maturity". AnandTech. Retrieved October 12, 2017.
  2. ^ Merritt, Rick (September 7, 2016). "Apple Debuts Three Custom Chips". EE Times. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  3. ^ "Apple introduces Apple Watch Series 2, the ultimate device for a healthy life" (Press release). Apple. September 7, 2016.
  4. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (October 4, 2016). "PSA: The Apple Watch Series 1 is just as fast as Series 2". 9to5mac.com.
  5. ^ "Apple Wartch Series 2 Teardown". iFixit. September 15, 2016.
  6. ^ Gingerich, Mandi; Morrison, Jim (September 28, 2017). "Apple Watch Series 2 Teardown". TechInsights.