Apple AirPods 2 are also “disposable”: the headphones cannot be repaired

IFixit experts did not ignore the second generation of Apple AirPods 2 wireless headphones, they disassembled them and evaluated the maintainability. Beware, Spoiler: In comparison with the first AirPods, almost nothing has changed.

Verdict

Unfortunately, the new AirPods almost impossible to repair. Apple AirPods 2 cannot be repaired, you would need to replace one of the components as the headphones can not be disassembled without breaking them completely.

  • Apple AirPods 2 cannot be repaired
  • Apple AirPods 2 cannot be repaired
  • Apple AirPods 2 cannot be repaired
  • Apple AirPods 2 cannot be repaired
  • Apple AirPods 2 cannot be repaired
  • Apple AirPods 2 cannot be repaired

iFixit, says the Apple AirPods 2 “Not designed to be serviced” and “Sealed-in batteries limit the AirPods’ lifespan”.

Some improvements were still found in the headphone case: the metal loop and waterproof cover of the board can make it more durable.

  • Apple AirPods 2 cannot be repaired
  • Apple AirPods 2 cannot be repaired
  • Apple AirPods 2 cannot be repaired
  • Apple AirPods 2 cannot be repaired

As a  result, the Apple AirPods 2, like the first Apple AirPods, get  0 out of  10 possible points for maintainability. Recall, their competitors – Samsung Galaxy Buds, on the contrary, showed a decent result – 6 points out of 10.

Source: iFixit

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