iFixit: Apple hides antenna in AirPods Pro 2 headband mount
iFixit enthusiasts praised the repairability of the new AirPods Pro headphones. This was reported in a video posted on the company’s YouTube channel.
Specialists from a company that studies the degree of maintainability of gadgets studied the device of the new Apple headphones, presented on September 7th. During the dismantling of the structure, enthusiasts revealed the secret of the headset. It turned out that the strap mount, which appeared in the headphone case, also acts as an antenna for the U1 chip. With the help of hidden equipment, the device can be found in case of loss through the Find My application.
“AirPods are the most popular headphones in the world, and also one of the most incorrigible,” the authors of the video noted. During the study of the second generation AirPods Pro device, experts confirmed that the headset cannot be repaired at home. It turned out that when disassembling the device – for example, to replace the battery – the integrity of the structure is violated and the gadget becomes unusable.
In conclusion, the authors noted that the headphones are almost impossible to repair. iFixit gave the device a 0 out of 10 on a repairability scale.
At the end of September, iFixit enthusiasts assessed the maintainability of Apple’s most expensive watch, the Watch Ultra. Experts have noticed that the clock is almost impossible to repair at home.