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Apple’s AirPods are two years old now, and in those two years they have become both [https://www.macrumors.com/2018/05/02/apple-says-airpods-incredibly-popular/|surprisingly popular] and [https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/03/your-airpods-probably-have-terrible-battery-life/585439/|infamous for their short lifespan]. Last week Apple quietly released the next generation of AirPods with almost no external changes, but a few notable internal upgrades. The real upgrade we’ve got our hopes up for is repairability—it would be great if these didn’t end up in the landfill after a couple years of use. [ … ] Is this upgrade worth the price increase? What does the ''H'' in ''H1'' stand for? Will these AirPods be the RepairPod evolution we are all hoping for? There’s only one way to find out—let’s tear ‘em down. [ … ] For even more exciting news and teardowns, follow us on [https://twitter.com/ifixit|Twitter], [http://instagram.com/ifixit|Instagram], and [https://www.facebook.com/iFixit|Facebook]. For iFixit delivered, check out our [http://createsend.ifixit.com/h/r/0CB34AA2381CF97A|newsletter].