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[* black] Our journey in pursuit of electronics did not leave us disappointed. We reveal some tightly-packed components.
[* black] As we begin to pull out the boards, cables, and other bits, we're reminded of a certain wearable repair nightmare (''cough*cough*'' [guide|40655|Apple Watch|stepid=93693|new_window=true] ''cough*cough*'').
[* black] If [guide|52955|jamming|new_window=true] complex cablescomponents into a small [guide|67385|form factor|new_window=true] and sealing it with a copious amount of [guide|49046|glue|stepid=107490|new_window=true] were a game, Apple would be [http://giphy.com/gifs/reaction-winning-charlie-sheen-x0kMYoT7J31i8/fullscreen|winning|new_window=true].
[* black] That game now includes the world's cutest (and smallest?) [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coaxial_cable|coaxial connector|new_window=true].
[* black] As we begin to pull out the boards, cables, and other bits, we're reminded of a certain wearable repair nightmare (''cough*cough*'' [guide|40655|Apple Watch|stepid=93693|new_window=true] ''cough*cough*'').
[* black] If [guide|52955|jamming|new_window=true] complex cablescomponents into a small [guide|67385|form factor|new_window=true] and sealing it with a copious amount of [guide|49046|glue|stepid=107490|new_window=true] were a game, Apple would be [http://giphy.com/gifs/reaction-winning-charlie-sheen-x0kMYoT7J31i8/fullscreen|winning|new_window=true].
[* black] That game now includes the world's cutest (and smallest?) [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coaxial_cable|coaxial connector|new_window=true].
[* black] Dangling off to the side is one of the two IR proximity sensors that the AirPod uses to detect when it's in an ear.
[* icon_note] We also see the world's cutest (and smallest?) [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coaxial_cable|coaxial connector|new_window=true].

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