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It’s been two years since the first AirPods teardown, and in those two years AirPods 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]. These second-generation ‘pods look the same on the outside, but have a couple 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. [ … ] out: ~~let’s just jump ~~by jumping into it~~ with a teardown! [ … ] 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].
It’s been two years since the first AirPods teardown, and in those two years AirPods 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]. These second-generation ‘pods look the same on the outside, but have a couple 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. [ … ] out: ~~let’s just jump ~~by jumping into it~~ with a teardown! [ … ] 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].