Workshop iFixit, as usual, won with another new product from Apple and immediately proceeded to a more in-depth study of the product, as well as evaluate its repairability. As you guessed, specialists preparirovali wireless headphones AirPods. Already at the stage of x-ray, observed dense placement of components that populate almost all free space.
it is worth noting that iFixit didn’t put a single gadget kupertinovskmu points. This product is simply not remontoprigoden. To open the plastic, specialists had to resort to a knife, and sometimes more severe instruments. In the end-case Apple parts turned out to be hopelessly damaged AirPods and raskurochen. Urgent question remains-how the company planned to change the battery in the ear (his replacement in one speaker will cost $49, according to the price list) and in the charging station (the cost of the procedure is similar to)? Possibly corrupted/damaged product simply to change to new ones. Note that buying a new earpiece is equal to $70.
as it turned out, left and right ear are identical components, the difference between them only in the room, affixed to the plastic. Inside the installed battery capacity of 93 MWh, representing approximately 1% of the battery capacity iPhone 7, antenna and a tiny printed circuit board on which Apple chip is 343500130 (in other words, Apple W1), SoC Cypress CY8C4146FN, audiocodec Maxim 98730EWJ and Texas Instruments TPS743 chip. In addition, poor-quality seams noted iFixit components.
the dock too had to tamper with the vandal’nym method. Inside I found the battery on the 1.52 Wh, it is enough for 8 recharges branded headphones.