By tradition: the new Apple AirPods Pro is completely unrepairable

A few days ago, Apple released the new AirPods Pro wireless noise canceling headphones. And so

iFixit specialists got to them, disassembled and evaluated maintainability.

And How?

AirPods Pro has a much more powerful “stuffing": a system of several microphones is used, which is responsible for noise reduction, a special chip with equalization is responsible for the adaptation of sound, and the signal is processed by a ten-core processor. As a result, the new product is one third heavier than the previous model.

“Autopsy” revealed that Apple usessilicone ear pads, which have no analogues (for now) and are connected to the case with special fasteners. The Varta battery can be purchased separately in stores, but it cannot be replaced: the battery is firmly soldered to the board, so it cannot be replaced even in the official service center.

In addition, among the minuses - still a large amount of glue.


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Evaluation

As a result, Apple AirPods Pro earphones received 0 out of 10 possible points for maintainability. This means that they cannot be dismantled and repaired without breaking it completely.

Although this verdict is not surprising: both generations of conventional AirPods have the same ratings.

Recall that replacing one earphone or charging case will cost $ 89.