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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. [ … ] Is this upgrade worth the price increase? What does the ''H'' in ''H1'' stand for? Will these AirPods be the RepairPods evolution we are hoping for? There’s only one way to find out: ~~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. [ … ] Is this upgrade worth the price increase? What does the ''H'' in ''H1'' stand for? Will these AirPods be the RepairPods evolution we are hoping for? There’s only one way to find out: ~~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].