Apple recently launched their second generation AirPods and now we get to find out what is inside the new Apple AirPods 2.
The updated AirPods share a similar design to the original ones, they comes with a new H1 chip and an improved battery.
It’s been two years since the first AirPods teardown, and in those two years AirPods have become both surprisingly popular and infamous for their short lifespan. 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.
Is this upgrade worth the price increase? What does the H in H1 stand for? Will these AirPods be the RepairPods evolution we are hoping for? There’s only one way to find out: with a teardown!
When iFixit takes a device apart it gives it a score of between 1 to 10 on how easy it it to repair, 1 means it is very difficult to repair and 10 means it is easy to repair.
Apple devices are usually more difficult to repair, the new AirPods scored 0, this means that they can not be repaired once taken apart.