AirPods are truly a miracle of miniature technology, in which engineers were able to place many small parts and components. Hence the difficulties with the repair. Rather, they generally can not be repaired, according to representatives of iFixit. But let’s order.
The first problems begin during the opening of the case. Without disrupting the structure, a casing cannot be opened without damaging the casing. All free space inside the AirPods is full, there is no stock.
Each headset has its own serial number located on the inside of the case. Internal components are also numbered.
All components are interconnected by glue. The motherboard and chip W1 are located in the “head” of the device.
Below are 93-milliwatt batteries (each has its own earpiece) – their capacity is equal to 1% of the iPhone’s battery capacity. Antennas are located nearby, tapering to the bottom of the AirPods.
The AirPods charging case also turned out to be difficult to open; it cannot be repaired. Inside it is a battery with a capacity of 1.52 W · h. In fact, it is more powerful than the similar in Apple Watch. According to experts, the case is able to charge AirPods 8 times .
IFixit experts rated the maintainability of 0 points out of 10 . They argue that the main problem for the AirPods was “quality” soldered pins and chips. It is likely that this was the reason for the delay in the release of headphones. [ 9to5 ]