iFixit has published a video showing how to fix the Apple Watch Ultra. The entire video is an intimate look at the tech and engineering that goes into Apple's powerful timepiece.
The Apple Watch Ultra was exposed to some vulnerabilities due to iFixit's breakdown. The raised lip of the Ultra is only meant to protect the screen. Any kind of head-on collision with the screen still poses a risk of a screen replacement. Getting to the battery on the Ultra requires you to remove the screen rather than the backplate, which is disappointing when we are shown how difficult it is to swap out the screen without damaging it.
The Ultra's gasket that keeps the insides of the Ultra dry during diving is destroyed when the ceramic backplate is removed. It will take careful installation to maintain the Ultra's 100 meter depth rating after the gasket is replaced.
When it comes to repairs done by anyone other than Apple, previous Apple products have been notoriously difficult to repair. The exposed screws that hold the backplate to the Ultra give a more optimistic outlook on how Apple could make its devices easier to repair in the future.
While it's clear that Apple doesn't want rank and file mucking about in its devices, the closing remarks of the video gush about the precision engineering and care that went into the design of the Apple Watch Ultra. Even if only to find out how many screws hold the whole thing together, iFixit's dissection and analysis was fun to watch, even if only to find out how many screws hold the whole thing together. It is 32 at the moment.