Opening the AirPods Pro and charging case will continue to cause irreparable damage, preventing battery replacement and other repairs. “AirPods are the most popular earbuds in the world – and they’re also one of the most irreparable earbuds in the world,” iFixit said in the video description. “AirPods Pro 2 is a marked improvement in many ways, but environmental impact is an exception.” .
As previously reported, the video shows the metal plug on the charging case for attaching the lanyard soldered to the Lightning connector inside the case, but iFixit doesn’t explain why. CT scanning company Lumafield speculates that the lanyard insert may double as an antenna for the U1 chip, enabling Find My.