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[* black] While the isopropyl alcohol helped us get in the front door, based on the amount of glue we're seeing already we're going to go out on a limb and say these tiny buds are still just plastic shells with gobs of glue inside.
[* black] Sweat beads as we carefully make an incision down the Airpod's belly using an ultrasonic ~~scalpel~~ knife, cutting the shell while avoiding damaging the battery underneath.
[* black] Flex cables, antennas, and internal circuitry are all carefully folded together like origami and cemented in place with glue.
[* black] Our badges say ''Teardown Engineer'', but today we feel more like [https://media.nationalgeographic.org/assets/photos/000/283/28322.jpg|paleontologists|new_window=true] and surgeons. Paleosurgeons?
[* black] Our badges say ''Teardown Engineer'', but today we feel more like [https://media.nationalgeographic.org/assets/photos/000/283/28322.jpg|paleontologists|new_window=true] and surgeons. Paleosurgeons?