AirPods Max teardown reveals an amazing amount of electronics in a pair of headphones
The folks at iFixit are at it again, they are taking the AirPods Max apart.
First things first, iFixit reports that the AirPods Max are hard to take apart. Aside from screws, the headphone is also held together by glue. iFixit had to heat the headphones to disassemble completely.
Obviously, the two 40mm drivers dominate but there’s also a startling amount of electronics inside.
Interestingly, the logic boards for each cup is different and the batteries are only found in one of the ear cups. How Apple managed to disguise the weight of these batteries is admirable.
Apple has said that the AirPods Max were built for longevity and while the earpads can be easily replaced and the headband can also be swapped in service, they didn’t mention anything about the batteries.
But worryingly, iFixit hasn’t found any obvious connectors for the batteries which could make battery replacements a messy affair.
Still, they said that this teardown is still a work in progress and that they’ll update their findings over the next few days. Fingers crossed.
We’ll also be updating this article when they have more to share.