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Apple Airpods are virtually impossible to repair, gets a 0 score from iFixit

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iFixit is the name which comes to most people’s mind when they think about fixing a smartphone or most of the electronic gadgets. They are known for tearing down a gadget to its bare minimum and find out everything about them. And just like they do with every other gadget, they tried taking down a pair of Airpods as well and the result? Well, let’s just say that you should be ready to buy a new one in case of any damage. Yes, according to iFixit, the Apple pair of wireless earphones are virtually impossible to repair.

The Apple Airpods receives a 0 score from iFixit for repairability. According to them, it is practically impossible to get inside an Airpod unless you grab a pair of scissors and cut through the wires altogether. Talking about the issues, iFixit has more complaints related to the quality of the product here rather the design itself. When you take a look at the X-ray images from iFixit of the Airpods, you will find out that there are some major quality issues in the chip’s solder joints. They found out that their lot of empty spaces within which is either a sign of poor quality or the result of rushed decision to launch them out in the market.

Considering the fact that the company faced a lot of issue and delays with the launch of this product, we can definitely say that it is due to the rushing for launch. But then again, when you talk about $160 headphone, such quality issues shouldn’t be there in the first place. Another problem is with the repairability. You can check out the above video to see the action but long story short, it is virtually impossible to get them repaired. It is literally impossible to get into an airpod without destroying it completely. So if you are trying to repair a pair at home which is out of warranty, then you should even be thinking about it.

Apparently, Apple has used a lot of glue to keep everything together. The same is the case with the charging dock/carrying case also. While we understand that using glue is the only option to keep things together within such a small form factor, it is an environmental concern as well. Recycling a product which is glued together costs way more than what a recycler can earn out of it. This only means that most of the Airpods won’t even be recycled once their life is over. Keeping all this in mind, it is definitely shocking to see a product of this kind from Apple. With that said, let us know what do you think about them and have you ordered one yet. Stay tuned to PhoneRadar for details on the same.

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