Apple's new AirPods deemed unrepairable by iFixit

Ivan, 29 March 2019

Just days after iFixit praised Samsung's Galaxy Buds for being quite serviceable (with a 6 out of 10 repairability score), they tore down the new 2019 Apple AirPods and got a completely opposite result.

With a repairability score of 0 out of 10 the new AirPods are practically non-serviceable. You can't swap out the battery, you can't fix any inner part that has been damaged and they're nearly impossible to recycle because of the hard-to-get batteries.

Because of all of this, iFixit names the AirPods 2 a consumable/disposable item.

Here's the complete video and there's a Source link below with detailed information.

And if you're interested, here's the video teardown of the Galaxy Buds.



Reader comments

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  • Anonymous

Oh I see you are a green friendly consumer all of a sudden Then you should go apple lol Apple scores B (and is the second greenest brand), Huawei is like D. lol

  • Jonathan Hawkins

Here is a link to 958 used airpods for sale. Not sure what rock you have been under where no one sells used in ear airpods.

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