iFixit has posted its teardown of the brand-new Apple-owned Beats^( .
Aftermarket restore website online iFixit the day prior to this posted its^( , revealing the earbud’s parts and development proportion a variety of similarities with ^( .
The teardown remedy is gifted in a video that measures in at nearly four mins. Here’s how the newsletter describes the video:
It seems like ‘true wi-fi’ earbuds are right here to stick. After the luck of Apple’s Airpods, different producers are speeding to snag a place on this marketplace. So a ways this yr we’ve torn down Samsung’s Galaxy Buds, which became out to be one of the crucial maximum repairable earbuds we’ve ever noticed, and Apple’s up to date Airpods, which have been nearly similar to—and simply as un-repairable as—their first-gen predecessors. Today we’ve were given the Powerbeats Pro on our teardown desk—the primary wi-fi earbuds made by means of Apple-owned Beats by means of Dre.
iFixit had a difficult time getting access to the internals of the wi-fi earbuds, the use of an Exacto knife to create an incision alongside the facet, inevitably inflicting some beauty harm. Inside, they discovered that each the battery (the similar 200mWh battery present in Samsung’s Galaxy Buds) and the principle board are hooked up to a 3rd board, which is itself hooked up to the earbud’s driving force.
As a ways as changing the battery is going, iFixit says that theoretically “it’s now not totally inconceivable” for any person with the proper talents, nevertheless it’s maximum indubitably now not a very simple process.
The Powerbeats Pro earbuds are house to the Apple-made H1 chip (the similar present in the newest AirPods fashion), which is positioned at the folded motherboard and helps Hey Siri and Bluetooth 5.0.
iFixit had vital hassle opening up the Powerbeats Pro charging case, the use of “lots of warmth and tough prying” to get it open, making restore tough. The website online hypothesizes this may well be because of the marketed IPX4 water resistance ranking. The charging case includes a 1.3Wh battery, which is glued in position.
Overall, iFixit gave the Powerbeats Pro a repairability ranking of 1 out of 10, mentioning the next problems:
- The battery is a quite commonplace button-cell and is best frivolously soldered in position, which means battery swaps are technically imaginable with the proper gear.
- The earbuds’ opening process isn’t utterly harmful according to se, however it’ll most likely result in no less than some beauty harm.
- The earbuds’ inner circuitry is all attached with fragile ribbon cables that don’t detach, so a complete disassembly can best be achieved destructively.
- The charging case is a nightmarish bucket of glue, making attainable battery replacements unnecessarily tough and harmful.
You can watch the^( video under. Earlier this yr, iFixit awarded the brand new AirPods a repairability ranking of 0 out of 10.