The third-generation AirPods headphones were called completely non-repairable. A video with the disassembly of the headset is available on the iFixit YouTube channel.
According to iFixit specialists who are studying the possibility of repairing gadgets, Apple had to use a vise to open the new headphones. Experts pressed on the body of the device from both sides to disconnect the two halves of the headphones from each other.
The authors showed the insides of the AirPods, noting that the device was assembled using a large amount of glue. Also, the components of the headphones are tightly adjacent to each other, which prevents the disassembly of the gadget. During the review, experts also opened the Beats Fit Pro headphones, which were also recently introduced by Apple. It turned out that both headsets have a similar design.
In conclusion, the experts tried to remove the battery from the headphones and completely destroyed the AirPods case. The authors noted that the headphones are almost impossible to repair in case of a breakdown and gave the device zero out of ten points in the maintainability rating.