iFixit Tears Down the New Apple AirPods 2 [Images]

iFixit Tears Down the New Apple AirPods 2 [Images]

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iFixit has posted a teardown of the new second generation Apple AirPods.

These second-generation ‘pods look the same on the outside, but have a couple notable internal upgrades. The real upgrade we’ve got our hopes up for is repairability—it would be great if these didn’t end up in the landfill after a couple years of use.

Highlights:
● Exactly the same size as the first-gen AirPods, but the charging case gained an additional 2.3 g—about the weight of a US penny.
● The AirPods have model numbers A2031 (left ear) and A2032 (right ear)
● Apple 343S00289 chip is likely Apple's new H1 chip
● 93 milliwatt hour battery in each bud
● Case has new model number, A1938—with the same indicated 398 mAh battery capacity
● Machined metal hinge looks sturdier compared to the last generation's

Repairability Score: 0 out of 10
● AirPods are not designed to be serviced. No hardware components can be accessed without damage to the device.
● Sealed-in batteries limit the AirPods' lifespan, making them a consumable/disposable item.

You can learn more about the new AirPods here. Check out a few images of the teardown below or hit the link for the full report.

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iFixit Tears Down the New Apple AirPods 2 [Images]

iFixit Tears Down the New Apple AirPods 2 [Images]

iFixit Tears Down the New Apple AirPods 2 [Images]

iFixit Tears Down the New Apple AirPods 2 [Images]

stevenlacross - March 29, 2019 at 4:51pm
Holy crap, I didn’t know there was components inside these devices
onelife - March 29, 2019 at 3:27pm
If I get 2 years out these I’m satisfied for the $200.00 I used them yesterday and got 4 hrs of music then recharged it by the case in about 15 minutes
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