Hey people, the Apple AirPods is in the news again! While Apple CEO reiterated that the AirPods were a runaway success some days back, a report by iFixit doesn’t agree with Tim Cook. Word is, the delayed release of the AirPods was because Apple Inc. was not finished with the product before they jumped right onto announcement.
According to iFixit, the new AirPods are not so great after all as they offer zero chance of reparability. Furthermore, you can’t get into the AirPods without damaging or destroying them, rendering them unrecyclable.
iFixt brands the AirPods as low quality product, something unexpected from a top brand like Apple.
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“Our X-ray imagery shows some quality issues in this chip’s solder joints. Empty spaces, known as voiding, could be evidence of low quality standards, or a rushed product release. Could issues with the AirPod case be what delayed release?“, iFixit said.
iFixit rating of the AirPods in terms of repairability was zero majorly because you actually need to destroy the casing to get inside.
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“As we begin to pull out the boards, cables, and other bits, we’re reminded of a certain wearable repair nightmare. If jamming complex components into a small form factor and sealing it with a copious amount of glue were a game, Apple would be winning… What remains in the earbud is a hot mess of cables and adhesive, and none of it seems particularly keen on coming out. So we turn to the stem, hoping for another entry point. Instead, we encounter a waterfall of glue…
Accessing any case component is impossible without destroying the outer casing, earning the AirPods a nigh-unprecedented 0/10 on our repairability scale.”
Would you churn out $159 for an irreparable accessory?