Introducción

Apple EarPods fue un problema estándar con iPhones lanzados antes del iPhone 7. Entonces, ¿qué sucede cuando Apple lanza un teléfono sin auriculares? ¿Jack? Lanzan auriculares inalámbricos. ¿Son los nuevos Apple AirPods la espera? Sólo hay una forma de averiguarlo. Señoras y caballeros, sujeten sus audífonos asientos, ¡es el momento del desmontaje!

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Este desmontaje no es una guía de reparación. Para reparar tu AirPods, utiliza nuestros manuales de servicio .

  1. Muy bien, tenemos los últimos rellenos de almacenamiento de Apple en nuestra mesa desmontable, y es hora de ver de qué están hechos. Aquí está la primicia hasta ahora: Cada AirPod pesa 0.14 oz (4 g), mientras que el estuche de carga pesa 1.34 oz (38 g)
    • Muy bien, tenemos los últimos rellenos de almacenamiento de Apple en nuestra mesa desmontable, y es hora de ver de qué están hechos. Aquí está la primicia hasta ahora:

    • Cada AirPod pesa 0.14 oz (4 g), mientras que el estuche de carga pesa 1.34 oz (38 g)

    • Cada AirPod mide a 0.65 "× 0.71" × 1.59 "(16.5 mm × 18.0 mm × 40.5 mm) mientras que el estuche de carga mide a 1.74" × 0.84 "× 2.11" (44.3 mm × 21.3 mm × 53.5 mm)

    • Utiliza tecnología Bluetooth y el nuevo chip W1 de Apple para conectividad inalámbrica

    • Utiliza micrófonos, sensores ópticos y un acelerómetro de movimiento para la detección en el oído

    • Los micrófonos de formación de haz se acoplan con un acelerómetro adicional para filtrar el ruido no deseado

    • Los AirPods solo pueden mantener una carga de hasta 5 horas, mientras que su estuche de carga tiene una carga adicional de hasta 24 horas de tiempo de escucha.

    Has someone checked the battery lifetime in cold (freezing) temperatures?

    Peter Goedtkindt - Contestar

    I guess in cold temperature you should have the gear covering your ear or ear is warm enough for airpods. If your airpods are left in cold environment for a while and you pull out to use, that is different story.

    bubble.stock -

    How long does it take to charge the airpods by the case?

    Jim Ngo - Contestar

    Do not buy, case will die after the warranty is up, and you will be forced to shell out another $70 for a new one. Buy another brand… AirPods suck, and fall out anyways.

    brentmesnick - Contestar

  2. AirPods, con el electrizante huevo de Apple. En un extremo, este estuche de carga repleto de energía está equipado con un conector Lightning para cargar su batería. En el otro extremo, empotrado en lo profundo de cada carcasa AirPod, hay un par de contactos para cargar las respectivas baterías a bordo de los Pods.
    • AirPods, con el electrizante huevo de Apple.

    • En un extremo, este estuche de carga repleto de energía está equipado con un conector Lightning para cargar su batería.

    • En el otro extremo, empotrado en lo profundo de cada carcasa AirPod, hay un par de contactos para cargar las respectivas baterías a bordo de los Pods.

    • Finalmente, en la parte superior del caso de carga, observamos un pequeño LED de estado para notificarle cuando la tríada de baterías está colectivamente agotada.

    • Puede verlo todo de extremo a extremo si tiene visión de rayos X. Mantenga sus ojos bien abiertos para ver algunas exploraciones profundas de los AirPods durante este desmontaje.

  3. La cubierta de la caja de carga tiene un nuevo número de modelo (A1602) y ofrece información sobre la capacidad de potencia general de la caja: 398 mAh. Realizando nuestros últimos ritos de desmontaje, echamos un vistazo rápido al botón de configuración en la parte posterior. Si la característica de sincronización instantánea altamente promocionada de Apple falla o no está disponible. este botón está aquí para salvar el día con un proceso de emparejamiento Bluetooth más tradicional. Muy bien, no perdamos más tiempo. Vayamos a lo bueno.
    • La cubierta de la caja de carga tiene un nuevo número de modelo (A1602) y ofrece información sobre la capacidad de potencia general de la caja: 398 mAh.

    • Realizando nuestros últimos ritos de desmontaje, echamos un vistazo rápido al botón de configuración en la parte posterior. Si la característica de sincronización instantánea altamente promocionada de Apple falla o no está disponible. este botón está aquí para salvar el día con un proceso de emparejamiento Bluetooth más tradicional.

    • Muy bien, no perdamos más tiempo. Vayamos a lo bueno.

    Your description of the button on the back of the case is incorrect. The instant sync capabilities are actually automatic and happen right when you open the case, the button on the back is just for manual pairing with other bluetooth devices.

    Brendon - Contestar

    "Rites". You have the right to perform last rites.

    dmrifles - Contestar

    Does the case itself include a Bluetooth radio?

    Alexis Gallagher - Contestar

  4. Los auriculares están cubiertos de puntos: rejillas para la acción del altavoz, orificios de micrófono para los micrófonos secundarios con cancelación de ruido y puntos negros para los sensores de proximidad IR. Los 'Pods están etiquetados individualmente con números de modelo separados — A1722 (izquierda) y A1523 (derecha) —y los ID de la FCC, BCG-A1722 y BCG-1523. Los rayos X nos dan un vistazo a lo que hay dentro, algunas rejillas y ese micrófono, el resto es un misterio por desentrañar.
    • Los auriculares están cubiertos de puntos: rejillas para la acción del altavoz, orificios de micrófono para los micrófonos secundarios con cancelación de ruido y puntos negros para los sensores de proximidad IR.

    • Los 'Pods están etiquetados individualmente con números de modelo separados — A1722 (izquierda) y A1523 (derecha) —y los ID de la FCC, BCG-A1722 y BCG-1523.

    • Los rayos X nos dan un vistazo a lo que hay dentro, algunas rejillas y ese micrófono, el resto es un misterio por desentrañar.

    • Sin broches visibles a la vista, recurrimos a tácticas más agresivas y aplicamos algo de calor y acción de cuchillo.

    • Después de la aplicación de calor, probamos algunos samurai cortando.

    • En aras de la seguridad, sacamos unapúa de apertura para terminar el trabajo. Con un giro rápido, separamos la parte del altavoz del auricular y observamos algunas partes internas.

    That GIF tho

    MicroTech - Contestar

  5. Nuestro viaje en busca de la electrónica no nos dejó decepcionados. Revelamos algunos componentes apretados. A medida que comenzamos a extraer los tableros, los cables y otras partes, recordamos una cierta pesadilla portátil (* tos * Apple Watch * tos *). Si unir los componentes complejos en un factor de forma pequeño y sellarlo con una gran cantidad de pegamento fuera un juego, Apple ganaría.
    • Nuestro viaje en busca de la electrónica no nos dejó decepcionados. Revelamos algunos componentes apretados.

    • A medida que comenzamos a extraer los tableros, los cables y otras partes, recordamos una cierta pesadilla portátil (* tos * Apple Watch * tos *).

    • Si unir los componentes complejos en un factor de forma pequeño y sellarlo con una gran cantidad de pegamento fuera un juego, Apple ganaría.

    • Ese juego ahora incluye el conector coaxial más lindo (y más pequeño?) Del mundo.

    • Colgando a un lado es uno de los dos sensores de proximidad IR que AirPod usa para detectar cuándo está en un oído.

    Great line "If jamming complex components into a small form factor and sealing it with a copious amount of glue were a game, Apple would be winning."

    Marc Hertogh - Contestar

    A question --- is there waterproof coating applied onto the PCBA inside AirPods?

    JP Curious - Contestar

    Well, you can’t really expect one to be able to fit everything inside, without having them look like tangled…spiderwebs.

    EVEN UNDER THIS CONDITION HAD THEY FEATURED A CONNECTOR!!!

    but the other ones (IR senseor and stuff) are not as friendly, now.

    Xavier Jiang - Contestar

  6. En este punto estamos momentáneamente bloqueados: lo que queda en el auricular es un montón de cables y adhesivos, y ninguno de ellos parece particularmente interesado en salir. Así que nos dirigimos al tallo, esperando otro punto de entrada. En cambio, nos encontramos con una cascada de pegamento. Esa tapa metálica brillante proporciona puntos de contacto para cargar el AirPod y rodea el micrófono principal. Escondidos detrás y dentro del torrente de pegamento, observamos el extremo del cable de la batería.
    • En este punto estamos momentáneamente bloqueados: lo que queda en el auricular es un montón de cables y adhesivos, y ninguno de ellos parece particularmente interesado en salir. Así que nos dirigimos al tallo, esperando otro punto de entrada.

    • En cambio, nos encontramos con una cascada de pegamento.

    • Esa tapa metálica brillante proporciona puntos de contacto para cargar el AirPod y rodea el micrófono principal. Escondidos detrás y dentro del torrente de pegamento, observamos el extremo del cable de la batería.

    • Sacar el tapón de pegamento revela el final de una batería muy pequeña, con soldaduras de punto. Parece que no los reemplazaremos en el corto plazo (o los reciclaremos, nunca).

    If it's hot melt glue Isopropyl alcohol will remove it cleanly. If it's a silicone type adhesive then your mostly screwed.

    Martin King - Contestar

    no it is probably not hot glue.

    But hmmm isopropyl alcohol…thanks for that tip @mfx

    on the other hand, yes, having the ability to having the entire thing be glue-free smells really good.

    Maybe you can just prepare a beaker full of that and dump the entire thing (case, left pod, right pod) in and put it on a … the shaking plate?

    whatever.

    Xavier Jiang - Contestar

  7. ¡Envío gratuito para todos los pedidos de más de USD100 o que contengan un Pro Tech Toolkit!

    Visita Nuestra Tienda
    • Habiendo agotado los puntos de entrada obvios, optamos por el abordaje quirúrgico completo.'' Enfermera, dame el escalpelo''.

    • Levantar la membrana con precisión quirúrgica revela lo que probablemente sea una antena colocada sobre la batería del corazón.

    • Bien, puede que no tengamos la paciencia de un cirujano. Los alicates salen, y nosotros arrancamos el resto de la cubierta para llegar a las golosinas.

    I think the way they did it is shoved the battery through the bottom and glued it to the cap. They then microsoldered the contacts to the board. It’s crazy how intricate this is!

    Liam Powell - Contestar

  8. Con la cubierta de plástico apagada, podemos despegar esa antena larga de la batería. Encontrar la antena aquí explica un poco sobre el diseño de los AirPods. El auge que cuelga es más que un simple equilibrio, también es para mejorar la recepción.
    • Con la cubierta de plástico apagada, podemos despegar esa antena larga de la batería.

    • Encontrar la antena aquí explica un poco sobre el diseño de los AirPods. El auge que cuelga es más que un simple equilibrio, también es para mejorar la recepción.

    • Al excavar más profundamente debajo de más cables y cintas pegados, encontramos algunas marcas grabadas en la batería. Parece que esta es una batería de 93 milivatios / hora, equivalente a poco más del 1% de la capacidad de carga en un iPhone 7.

    I assume this is a 1.5V battery?

    mdg1111 - Contestar

    What is the charging voltage for the headphones?

    Bogdan Mirkac - Contestar

    Probably the same as a normal Li-ion

    Oliver Watson - Contestar

    Who manufactures these tiny batteries?

    Chaim b. Abraham - Contestar

    AirPods charge very quickly. What is the full charge voltage? I assume to maximize lifespan/cycle life and charging speed they don’t actually charge to 4.2 volts or whatever the 100% SOC voltage is for that chemistry. Also any idea what the chemistry is (LCO, LMO, NMC, etc?)

    Kyle Sweeney - Contestar

    Without any evidence (from multimeter or “experiment results”) I reason it is a 1.2V cell, type AAAAA.

    From the flange on the battery to the left and the suspecious look of the supposed contact points for it.

    *Very quickly* was a bad unit for charge time. 1 hour full? 30 min full? (FULL, not able to use again)

    if 1 hour full then charge current is 93MA. 30 minute charge is 186MA, so on and so forth.

    I guess Apple had this thing on 1C charge (93MAH—>1 hour @ 93MA). 2C charge will just wreck this battery.

    Xavier Jiang - Contestar

    One of my airpods broke, so I pulled the battery. By my measurements so far, and I'm still testing it, The full charge voltage is 4.2v giving it about 22mA. I'm still doing some testing, but I'm capable of rapidly charging it at that voltage and also draining it at that voltage.

    Further testing is required.

    parker.n.brown - Contestar

    Hey Parker brown…how did you connect to the (+) side of the battery?

    Paul Primrose - Contestar

    Its probably a pin-type li-ion from Panasonic. The CG-320A or the CG-425A

    allard - Contestar

  9. ¡Levantar el complejo circuito flexible revela una matriz dorada! Parecen puntos de prueba, pero el grupo no está etiquetado. Si estos son puntos de prueba, entonces localizar el adecuado será más difícil que encontrar a Waldo cuando está cantando con sus compañeros de bastón de caramelo.
    • ¡Levantar el complejo circuito flexible revela una matriz dorada! Parecen puntos de prueba, pero el grupo no está etiquetado.

    • Si estos son puntos de prueba, entonces localizar el adecuado será más difícil que encontrar a Waldo cuando está cantando con sus compañeros de bastón de caramelo.

    • El cable se entrelaza en un intrincado conjunto de altavoces que alberga un sensor de proximidad y algunas líneas de antena.

    What about the drivers? Same as earpods?

    Eric R - Contestar

    Did you see the MID traces on the housing here? I think they're there to improve the GND counterpart to the antenna by capacitivly coupling to the ear! Great idea, isn't it?

    Simon - Contestar

    Why didn't you open the drivers? I want to know they still use paper drivers or not.

    Masa - Contestar

    I don’t think they’re the same.

    Liam Powell -

  10. Sacamos nuestro microscopio para ver estas pequeñas marcas de chips: Apple 343500130 se sospecha que es el chip de comunicación inalámbrica W1
    • Sacamos nuestro microscopio para ver estas pequeñas marcas de chips:

    • Apple 343500130 se sospecha que es el chip de comunicación inalámbrica W1

    • Sistema programable Cypress CY8C4146FN en un chip

    • Maxim 98730EWJ codec de audio estéreo de baja potencia

    • Texas Instruments TPS743

    Check out edgewater wireless. They specialize in wifi technology , multichannel wireless , reducing interference, etc. they hold 24 patents. A lot of their tech applies to any wireless protocol. In 2015, apple bought a patent off them for front end power effiency ( us patent 7016654).The deal had “strong commercial terms attached “. I beleive it is Edgewater’s tech that apple used to enhance the airpods when they were designing them with the patents acquired during the passif semiconductor acquisition. Confident that we will see technology from edgewaters patents inside the w1 chip. It would be what gives the airpods the incredible battery life, amazing connectivity, and the ability to sync a seperate signal to each pod with no interference. How do you get to the bottom of the inner workings of a chip in order to discover these patents?

    JD8510 - Contestar

    Why is the audio codec stereo? A single 'Pod only puts out one channel of audio, obviously...

    ncb - Contestar

    Because if it was mono, the output wouldn’t be stereo, it would be twin-track mono, which isn’t the same thing! Twin track mono is the SAME sounds coming out of both ‘plugs, stereo is DIFFERENT sounds coming out of EACH plug! Chris.

    Christopher Burke -

    @JD8510: "How do you get to the bottom of the inner workings of a chip in order to discover these patents?"

    Well, there are optical techniques to do so after you've striped away the housing with nitric acid. I even heard about tecniques, where layer by layer has been removed from such a chip to get to the inner workings. And if you've the money and therefore the material to do so, you're even able to read out single bits of memory cells. OTPs by optical ways, others by using a scanning electron microscope...

    @ncb: IMHO there are no such small mono codecs on the market, as the additionally used space is much smaller than the advantace you're getting by adding a second channel. Most of the chip area is used by the core functionalities of the codec anyway.

    Simon - Contestar

    TPS743 IMHO doesn't exist. Think it's a simple TPS7430 or TPS74301 LDO from TI.

    Is there someone who understood the working of the antenna? Well, it's attached DIRECTLY on the battery. Normally this won't work, as the antenna would be shortened in a RF-way. But maybe the whole battery compartement is decoupled in a RF way from the rest of the PCB? Means the battery itself would then act as an antenna as well? Clever, if this is working like this. Any comments?

    Simon - Contestar

    any one know the sound is generated from W1 or chip of maxim?

    lucas wu - Contestar

    Can someone x-ray that part and see whats inside it?

    Subash Patel -

    @ncb: I think that by only using one single AirPod, the incoming bluetooth stereo signal is actually downmixed to mono. In fact you're able to hear both channels on this sole AirPod.

    taue2512 - Contestar

    It's interesting that Apple filed the FCC with request for confidentiality on the antenna..

    https://fccid.io/document.php?id=3118431

    side note: while I was in love with the AirPods they are really hurting my ears. We are now divorcing.. and I am not the only one. Discussion for another day ;)

    No el - Contestar

    What’s DMIC used on the AirPods, plz ?

    Wally - Contestar

    The Texas Instruments TPS743 seems to not exist, bet there was an alternative on ti.com Texas Instruments TPS743. This small chip is according to the Texas Instruments website a programable Start-Up Sequencing chip to control things such as temprature and voltage while starting up. Apple may have a special version of this chip inside of the AirPods. For more information on this chip http://www.ti.com/product/TPS74301

    Zachary McCullough - Contestar

    I wonder how dead reckoning for the wireless works in this case, considering the antenna is all over the battery?

    Also, I am unable to get Maxim-Integrated MAX98730EWJ T datasheet in Mouser website which you provided.

    Subash Patel - Contestar

    • AirPods bastante bien destruidos, nos dirigimos a su caso de aspecto transparente ...

    • Jimmy demuestra que es un tipo demasiado agradable para abrir nuestro caso de carga obstinado.

    • Así que agarramos algo con un poco más de diente. No te preocupes, solo sentirás una ligera presión ...

    • Advertencia justa: esta no es la forma más segura de hacerlo. Pero el dentista nos dijo que solo sangramos porque no hemos estado usando el hilo dental.

    • Finalmente, podemos sacar el soporte de cable de la caja principal, revelando algunas partes internas, es decir, una batería pesada.

  11. Con el compartimento para cables retirado, pero aún conectado por una maraña de cables planos, desconectamos ese LED de estado. Con un poco más de fortaleza dental, podemos separar los tubos AirPod del soporte de carga, liberándolos del cable de espagueti. Y mientras estamos en eso, luchamos con la cabeza fuera de la cápsula, sacando el mecanismo de la bisagra de su ranura verde pegajosa.
    • Con el compartimento para cables retirado, pero aún conectado por una maraña de cables planos, desconectamos ese LED de estado.

    • Con un poco más de fortaleza dental, podemos separar los tubos AirPod del soporte de carga, liberándolos del cable de espagueti.

    • Y mientras estamos en eso, luchamos con la cabeza fuera de la cápsula, sacando el mecanismo de la bisagra de su ranura verde pegajosa.

  12. El estuche de carga altamente blindado demuestra ser un enemigo formidable, infligiendo un poco de daño a nuestros cansados desgarros. Tiempos desesperados requieren un uso desesperado de Dremel. ¿Qué hay debajo de la envoltura impenetrable? ¡Una batería lo hace! Está metido en una ranura acogedora dentro de la fortaleza de policarbonato de hierro. Y en caso de que lo note, sí, la mitad del cable flexible de LED de estado se atrasó.
    • El estuche de carga altamente blindado demuestra ser un enemigo formidable, infligiendo un poco de daño a nuestros cansados desgarros. Tiempos desesperados requieren un uso desesperado de Dremel.

    • ¿Qué hay debajo de la envoltura impenetrable? ¡Una batería lo hace! Está metido en una ranura acogedora dentro de la fortaleza de policarbonato de hierro.

    • Y en caso de que lo note, sí, la mitad del cable flexible de LED de estado se atrasó.

    • Al retirarlo, detectamos el adhesivo de lodo secreto que nos estaba combatiendo, y detectamos un solo cable que conecta la batería a la placa lógica de la caja de carga.

    • Oh mira, un conector ZIF! Al menos los recicladores no tendrán que romper un soldador después de derramar sangre, sudor y lágrimas para desgarrar la cubierta exterior.

  13. Sacudir la carcasa de forma segura finalmente nos da un buen vistazo a la batería más grande del día. Alerta de spoiler: todavía es pequeño.
    • Sacudir la carcasa de forma segura finalmente nos da un buen vistazo a la batería más grande del día.

    • Alerta de spoiler: todavía es pequeño.

    • Esta celda de iones de litio de 3.81 V, 1.52 Wh tiene aproximadamente 16 veces la capacidad de energía de las que extrajimos de los vástagos de los AirPods, lo que significa que debería poder completarlas al menos unas cuantas veces entre las cargas de los estuches.

    • Por el bien del marcador, la batería del Apple Pencil pesa 0.329 Wh y el Apple Watch de la Serie 2 tiene una celda de 1.03 Wh, por lo que técnicamente es la batería más pequeña que hemos encontrado recientemente.

    This is not a lipo battery, it says right on the battery it is a lithium ion battery

    traxxasbandit1 - Contestar

    Well, Li-Ion could also be used as a hyperonym of LiPo and Li-Ion. Means, a LiPo INDEED is one sort of Li-Ion based batteries...

    Simon - Contestar

  14. El botón de sincronización es un tipo de clic independiente, con contactos que coinciden con algunos contactos de resorte en la placa principal. Los interruptores eléctricos pueden ser complicados. Este, sin embargo, probablemente no lo es. Es probable que sea un interruptor de botón. Al presionar el botón se cierra el circuito y se deja fluir la corriente. Esta corriente fluirá hacia el circuito y se interpretará como entrada. Te dijimos que era simple. Los interruptores eléctricos pueden ser complicados. Este, sin embargo, probablemente no lo es. Es probable que sea un interruptor de botón. Al presionar el botón se cierra el circuito y se deja fluir la corriente. Esta corriente fluirá hacia el circuito y se interpretará como entrada. Te dijimos que era simple.
    • El botón de sincronización es un tipo de clic independiente, con contactos que coinciden con algunos contactos de resorte en la placa principal.

    • Los interruptores eléctricos pueden ser complicados. Este, sin embargo, probablemente no lo es. Es probable que sea un interruptor de botón. Al presionar el botón se cierra el circuito y se deja fluir la corriente. Esta corriente fluirá hacia el circuito y se interpretará como entrada. Te dijimos que era simple.

  15. Aflojamos un par de tornillos Phillips para acceder al conector Lightning, sacamos el conector de la prensa de la parte posterior de la placa lógica y, segundos después, es libre de dejar este desorden plástico. Afortunadamente, el puerto Lightning es modular, por lo que si usa su puerto, todo lo que tiene que hacer es destruir el estuche para reemplazar ese componente. La placa lógica está asegurada con una gran cantidad de cinta adhesiva.
    • Aflojamos un par de tornillos Phillips para acceder al conector Lightning, sacamos el conector de la prensa de la parte posterior de la placa lógica y, segundos después, es libre de dejar este desorden plástico.

    • Afortunadamente, el puerto Lightning es modular, por lo que si usa su puerto, todo lo que tiene que hacer es destruir el estuche para reemplazar ese componente.

    • La placa lógica está asegurada con una gran cantidad de cinta adhesiva.

    "Luckily, the Lightning port is modular—so if you wear your port out, all you have to do is utterly destroy the case to replace that component."

    LOL

    Ryan Vennell - Contestar

    Wow - *PHILLIPS* screws?? Not Torx, or Tri-Head, or some other strange kind they've invented? Well, probably because (short of destroying the thing), it's not possible to *get* to the screw anyway, so there's no reason to make it "non-user-serviceable".

    jimwitte - Contestar

  16. Echemos un vistazo a lo que el silicio está tan fuertemente protegido por el estuche de carga: STMicroelectonics STM32L072ARM Cortex-M0+ MCU Nuestras imágenes de rayos X muestran algunos problemas de calidad en las juntas de soldadura de este chip. Los espacios vacíos, conocidos como anulación, pueden ser evidencia de estándares de baja calidad o de un lanzamiento acelerado del producto. ¿Podrían los problemas con el caso de AirPod ser qué lanzamiento retrasado?
    • Echemos un vistazo a lo que el silicio está tan fuertemente protegido por el estuche de carga:

    • STMicroelectonics STM32L072ARM Cortex-M0+ MCU

    • Nuestras imágenes de rayos X muestran algunos problemas de calidad en las juntas de soldadura de este chip. Los espacios vacíos, conocidos como anulación, pueden ser evidencia de estándares de baja calidad o de un lanzamiento acelerado del producto. ¿Podrían los problemas con el caso de AirPod ser qué lanzamiento retrasado?

    • NXP 1610A3 IC de carga (como se ve en los iPhones 6s y SE y en los dos modelos de iPad Pro)

    • Texas Instruments BQ24232 gestión de energía IC

    Is the flaw with the chip solder joint fixed?

    ultime_booter - Contestar

    the STM32L072 only power control?

    Huang guozheng - Contestar

    Is that some kind of debuggin port on the right side of the second photo? And what's the 10-pin "thin-chip-like-thing" labeled 6A98 on the lower-left of the first photo? Some kind of array of capacitors or something?

    jimwitte - Contestar

    That is the ZIF port that connects to the battery. The “thin chip-like thing” is the connector that links to the AirPod dock and status light. All of these things are listed in previous steps above.

    Esteban Valle -

    That sort of voiding in a reflowed BGA (ball grid array) solder joint is unavoidable, and is acceptable in IPC workmanship standards up to a percentage limit. I don’t recall the specific numbers, but these voids look normal/OK to me (recently retired process engineer in electronics manufacturing).

    jerry.cupples - Contestar

  17. Sangre, sudor y mucho pegamento después, te damos: Una pila de 'partes de vaina ... y una colección de componentes de la caja.
    • Sangre, sudor y mucho pegamento después, te damos:

    • Una pila de 'partes de vaina ...

    • y una colección de componentes de la caja.

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  18. Consideraciones Finales
    • Acceder a cualquier componente de la caja es imposible sin destruir la carcasa exterior.
    • El pegamento es el único cierre externo utilizado en el estuche o los auriculares.
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do the airpods feature the same driver as the earpods?

Jason Wilson - Contestar

Great question, trying to find this out myself.

SJDragonetti -

It looks like it's a bit different. The EarPod teardown has a pretty nice comparison of the generations of earbuds from Apple in step 11. They look like they mostly have open-back designs while the new AirPods have a black plastic (and mesh?) that covers the back of the driver. Apple EarPods Teardown

I would be interested in seeing these compared to the new PowerBeats 3 since that headphone model also uses a membrane-style speaker in the midsection bulge of the stem.

Josiah Knoll -

It wouldn't really matter. The EarPods had a lot of tuning done to them through the ports on the front, back, and stems (cover with tape and see what happens). The AirPods have ports moved as well as less air in the housings (replaced with logic boards, batteries, and other electronics. So even if they do use the same drivers, they'll sound substantially different.

Marcus Nguyen -

I'm curious if you were to design something that small with the same capabilities how would you A) not use glue and B) make it somehow "easy" to repair

johnnyrotten1 - Contestar

I don't think you can get away without any glue. It's a question of using it effectively not over doing it. The kind of glue you use is important as well!

I would have liked to seen bayonet style in the caps with a small touch of glue and/or a snap fit. The inner workings could have used less tacky foam glue so the parts don't move but could be removed if needed (given the price it should be repairable).

Dan -

Not for the headphones themselves, but I guess the case could've been made a lot more repairable.

Christoph Parstorfer -

That was my first question as well. Compared to a lot of other consumer electronics, designing fully wireless earbuds that are easily recyclable would seem to be an interesting (and likely difficult) engineering challenge. Both in terms of the physical design as well as surviving even a rudimentary cost-benefit analysis. Going by the AirPods and Apple Pencil, it seems like glue is the cheap, easy go-to solution when the internal components aren't enough to justify a major recycling effort. Though the case itself might be worth recycling. I'd think that the glue also helps with a better seal as well, but it's not like these are water resistant in the first place.

Manual recycling looks like a total no-go for these. They could probably automate some of the breakdown (ugh), but again, the recoverable materials per item are so low it couldn't be justified economically. Unless Apple ate the costs as part of their marketing efforts, it looks like the AirPods themselves go straight to the landfill.

Tom S -

That's a good question, I can think of quite a few ways. Per example the metal connector base coud be used as a screw to hold the case together, and the internals could be kept in place in a sandwich like fashion by a plastic support. Everything would be tightly secured by the base screw, which could be unscrewed to open the case and grant access to the battery for replacement.

But Apple's engineers aren't really that much into clever internal product design, they're more about the finish, aesthetics and low manufacturing costs. Who cares about recycling when you can just use tape and glue. Leave the environment speech to marketing.

asuma -

Massive glue is used because it is needed for acoustic sealing around the housing and the transducer. No other ways like ultrasonic welding can replace glue in earbuds and headphones.

steve -

The same way watchmakers have done for centuries - captive spring-loaded pins locking a thread.

Kliment -

Samsung seems to have done it without a non-stop glue nightmare, so Apple should be able to, too.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Teardown

samwichse -

Check out edgewater wireless. They specialize in wifi technology , multichannel wireless , reducing interference, etc. they hold 24 patents. A lot of their tech applies to any wireless protocol. In 2015, apple bought a patent off them for front end power effiency ( us patent 7016654).The deal had “strong commercial terms attached “. I beleive it is Edgewater’s tech that apple used to enhance the airpods when they were designing them with the patents acquired during the passif semiconductor acquisition. Confident that we will see technology from edgewaters patents inside the w1 chip. It would be what gives the airpods the incredible battery life, amazing connectivity, and the ability to sync a seperate signal to each pod with no interference. How do you get to the bottom of the inner workings of a chip in order to discover these patents?

JD8510 - Contestar

Looks like a different speaker diaphragm and basket assembly than the Earpods then?

Waiting on objective measures of the sound quality. Given how much they improved Macbook speakers, even the 12" beating many larger laptops, hopefully these didn't miss that love.

nitesh singh - Contestar

The AirPods are a true engineering marvel, an astonishing array of technology jam packed into the smallest of containers. Remarkable!

Satyajeet Vishwakarma - Contestar

How much would the components rack up to?

Norbert de Rooy - Contestar

This is the fist time ive seen a zero on the repairability scale!

Gigabit87898 - Contestar

Can you please explain more what you mean at step 18) with "Empty spaces, known as voiding, could be evidence of low quality standards, or a rushed product release."

Tom Stein - Contestar

I think he is referring to what looks a little like tiny bubbles within each of the pads in the array (But I could be mistaken... an arrow would help a LOT!)

everseeker -

The chip utilizes a Ball Grid Array. (BGA) Each dot is a contact. To attach it to the board a special solder/flux ball is placed on each contact. The chip is then placed on the board by a robot and heated with air hot enough to melt the solder. When it works it will result in a nice solid connection. When it fails it won't. The problem is that many times it will work fine during testing and for a period of time after. Once the connection breaks then you will either get intermittent problems or sudden failure. A common do it yourself fix for a circuit board with a failed BGA chip connection is to put it in an oven at around 400 degrees for 5 to 10 minutes to remelt the solder. This was a common fix on the HP LJ 3005. To properly fix this problem the chip has to be removed from the board, the solder balls are removed and replaced with new ones and then re attached to the board and baked. This obviously will never happen on airpods as it would be more expensive to repair then to just scrap the entire device.

Billy Bob -

Any ideas what the gold ink is doing connecting the speaker grilles to the circuit?

michaelgormack - Contestar

"The cable weaves into an intricate speaker assembly that houses a proximity sensor and some antenna lines."

Maybe using the speaker grilles as antennae?

Todd -

Have you done a chip teardown of the W1? If not, are you aware of anyone who has done a chip teardown of the W1?

Jameson Johnny - Contestar

Any chance you could 3D print the housing in order to complete a repair?

Rob Link - Contestar

Hyperthetically you could, but would be near impossible without a 3D scan of the internals of the housing to do so. You would also need to use a 3D printing technology that has a high resolution such as sla or Sls, which firstly comes with their inherent surface finishes, but secondly are quite pricey as processes (not something you print on a home printer). And then even if you get around those issues, you would then have to remove the existing components without further damaging them and assembling them in the correct order and then apply your own glue. It's all possible, but much better off spending your money on a new pair...

Brad stebbing -

In step 11, there have two holes on the surface of the bottom right corner, is there has a more clear image to see that is any LED in there?

a01030202 - Contestar

I would like to propose a teardown of the left Airpod as well. Left and right have different FCC numbers so there might be a difference between the two.

KTMW - Contestar

I looks like there is a Bosch BMA-282 or BMA-280 accelerometer in there (The 'LP' chip).

DaveR - Contestar

According to IPC-A-610 Rev. E chapter 8.3.12.4 "BGAs" 30% Voiding is okay. In very level. So normal industry standard. There is no solderpaste reflowing without voids. And voids are not automatically a problem. That is the reason why production and customer are allowed to negotiate a own border for that value. Head-In-Pillow-Defects were be a problem. But you have to lower the x-ray angle to see them. So from that Picture: Everything is fine for me.

Dan - Contestar

I agree 100% about the acceptability of the voiding seen in the x-ray images of the reflowed BGA solder joints. Perfectly normal.

jerry.cupples -

I'm actually more interesting in how the ear buds plastic housing component is made....it's seamless on the outside, yet houses a complex assembly inside. Injection moulding can't do this in one piece, and there is too much air inside to be over moulded. Maybe two pieces glued together then polished?

Brad stebbing - Contestar

I would think the flashing is ground off and then the casings are polished up :)

Matt Foot -

niubility....

Michael Lin - Contestar

Does ifixit do chip teardowns, or does anyone else for that matter ? Would like to understand the inner workings of the w1 chip in terms of sending and receiving signals and power saving methods. Evidence points to edgewater wireless's technology being inside the chip/airpods, who can confirm this somehow?

JD8510 - Contestar

Love these teardowns, especially the tough ones. thx!

herojig - Contestar

Any traces of Energous/Dialog Semiconductors "wireless charging" chips there?

rantonc - Contestar

Someone needs to tell Apple that ALL EARS are ANALOGUE - it doesn't matter how the sound gets up to the transducers, because they just turn it back into analogue sound pressure. What a fools errand all round.

Gives the fanboys something to spend money on and coo about, I suppose...

I am an Apple user, I love most of their products, but this is just utterly STUPID.

I have one perfectly working iPhone 5S, a perfectly working set of EarPods with Remote and Mic (and two more brand new, sealed, for spares) and I have ZERO intention of "upgrading" to anything "better". In fact, I'll shortly be going back to a Nokia 3510i I would think (no, I am not joking) because this obsession with a "central distraction hub" is shortening my attention span, STEALING my time and to be honest, it's all just overrated, non-vital guff that people have become seduced by for no good reason.

Matt Foot - Contestar

Absolutely! Who cares about having high quality cameras, GPS, internet and all those other bells and whistles. I'm gonna switch to using carrier pigeon.

asuma -

I'm converting to potato-printing my music. No more apples for me.

mikesilver -

I would like to add a little resin to the earpods to improve the fit in my ears. The problems is they then won't fit in the housing to charge.

If I were to shave off a mm or two from the housing (where the earpod sit), would I cut through anything other than just the casing?

brendan - Contestar

Probably not, but I’d be super careful.

Liam Powell -

Pack the destroyed mess up and send it off to Blendtec. Will it Blend?

galane - Contestar

I'm interested in the charging contacts for the airpods. It looks like any 1.5v source would get them charging without a negotiation pin. Can you confirm that or is there some kind of 2-wire communication happening?

Also what do the contact points inside the charging case tubes look like? Are they just beryllium-copper springs? Are they spring loaded? Are there magnets to hold the airpods in?

Will - Contestar

Why such a small battery? Weight or just space? I think they could have (and may well one day) double the size of the battery and double the battery life. Ten hours on a charge would be awesome.

MrHatken - Contestar

From the pics, it looks like the antenna is just a thin flex stuck to the side of the battery. However, on the video it looks more like a flex on a 2mm ? substrate. Is this correct and if so, is the substrate plastic or ceramic ?

andyk11 - Contestar

Hi Folks,

I'm pretty interesting how does apple earpods connects to between each earphone? Does it Bluetooth connection?

asimpl3ns - Contestar

Yes, I think they use Bluetooth. I think your iPhone establishes a connection with each Airpod for music relay. The AirPods connect with each other to synchronize audio perfectly and do other stuff like that. At least that’s what I’d assume.

Liam Powell -

Like Brendan, I use the rubber ear hooks so that they fit into my ears better. I wanted to use a dremel to shave a bit out of the charging case where the airpods sit, and some also out of the cap of the charging case, so they will fit into the charging case with the rubber ear hooks still on. I was wondering if damage anything by doing this? Or will I just be removing plastic from the case, without any risk of cutting into something important? For instance, is there something in the cap to indicate to the iphone that the cap of the charging case has been opened?

Ron Schriner - Contestar

After a bit of messing about with the case, I worked out how it knows if its closed or open. Its the little magnet at the front centre. If you leave the lid open, and your iPhone on, you can trick the case to think its open or closed by holding a magnet to the top middle just in front of the headphones.

So, yes, I think that making the gap for the top of the airpods bigger would be ok as long as you don't damage the LED or cable, plus keep the magnet working.

I'm going to try just leaving the lid open all the time and make a magnet attachment out of sugu that fits will to "close" the case to charge.

Tim - Contestar

The AirPods sound OK by themselves but sound much better when pushed into your ear canal. I want to try one of the silicone sleeves but they obviously don’t fit into the case. I’m wondering if there is an easy (relatively speaking) way to remove the lid and replace it with one that would accommodate the larger profile. It would be nice to see some photos with a little more detail of the hinge mechanism. Has anyone built an accurate 3D model of the case? A surface model is probably good enough to work with.

Jeff -

Wondering why this teardown found a silvery diaphragm rather than the hybrid paper cones here?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFONoN0z...

Did they redesign them?

tipoo - Contestar

I was really put off when it was discovered that they were not recyclable. But wouldn't it be possible for me to tear it apart on my own and manually remove the battery and then recycle everything else?

casimir.lewenhaupt - Contestar

Crazy question: How would one go about soldering a 3.5mm female headphone jack into the case? Any thoughts at all? I want to add a female headphone jack to the case in order to plug any music source, like a laptop with no bluetooth, into the airpod case via a 3.5mm male to male cable into the airpod case and hear it thru the airpods.

Notwithstanding the case damage to expose the electronics, does it appear that this would be possible at all? Or is all the bluetooth handled in the actual airpods themselves, negating the practicability of this idea?

Thanks for any productive answers, and bite my shiny mettle ass for any nonproductive ones.

chrismcdaniel - Contestar

Not possible, audio is streamed over BT from the device directly to the AirPods.

Samuel Kvarnbrink -

Buy a $5 bluetooth-USB adaptor off ebay… Airpods can work with bluetooth.

Weilai -

You can pair AirPods with any Bluetooth audio source, but the sound quality isn’t good. I paired them with my Surface Pro and it was downright atrocious, worse than any other Bluetooth I had tried. I suspected it was intentional to keep them in the Apple ecosystem. It also loses all other functionality, like the prox sensor and tap control.

If you must, get a USB Bluetooth dongle for the computer, or a universal 3.5mm AUX to Bluetooth adapter. But you might have better luck with a competitor’s earbuds; unless you are listening to them on an Apple device, they’re horrible.

Tyler Curl -

Step 13 misses among the status led a reed switch which is responsible for activation upon case opnening.

karmansan - Contestar

Guys my AirPods and airpods charging case I washed it in a washing machine bymistakely forgot I had it in my pocket when …the green led light is not illuminating it doesn't work help if any one has any knowledge about it

Ali - Contestar

Nope, they’re dead. They might survive a quick drop in a puddle or a toilet, but a ride in a washing machine is total death.

Tyler Curl -

DO they have water indicator?

carlos lopez - Contestar

Do they have water Indicator? If not, how can Apple tell if it’s water damage.

carlos lopez - Contestar

Every cut out of the AirPods earphone is protected by a water restricting mesh. Same mesh is used in iPhones to make them water resistant. Find a video of EverythingApplePro on Youtube where Philip send AirPods for a complete cycle of washing machine. Do you want to know what happened? AirPods survived and were still in working condition.

So yes, there are no Water Indicators…

Max -

I seem to have bent one of the charging contacts in my case - only very slightly but apparently enough to not allow charging the pod anymore.

Does anyone have a good idea what tool I could use to reach into the tube, hook behind the metal lip and try to gently bend it forward again?

Ralf Pabst - Contestar

That sounds like a difficult prospect! If you’re out of warranty or just want to DIY: The tools that immediately come to mind are these thin probe tools. I think the allowances would be too tight for a screwdriver or spudger, even a halberd spudger… Good luck! Let us know if you find a fix! (Or post on Answers to get some more opinions!)

Sam Lionheart -

Looking at gold strip lines in the center of earbud just wondering if it is just to establish connect between earbuds?

Sriram B - Contestar

Repairability is horrible. I think that’s pretty typical Apple. Although the earbuds work like a charm. After a few days of wearing, i think i just saw some glue came out from the seams, so much the better….

makrovfisher - Contestar

After months of satisfactory use, my left one is putting out less audio than the right one. Audio quality is still fine. So I’m assuming it’s filled with dirt and earwax, even though none is visible externally. Any suggestions? Would a plastic-safe electronics cleaner work, or just destroy the airpod?

Rob Foshay - Contestar

Use a toothbrush: worked well for me.

tobyking -

Finding a lot of questions about ways to charge the airpods without a case. Knowing that the case provides is a 3.81V 1.52Wh cell, would it be possible just to hook up a power source (e.g., three AA batteries) to the contacts on the bottom of the airpods to charge them without the case? I’m not an EE, but could someone help me understand if this would work, and if not, what else needs to be considered? Thanks.

Robert Garber - Contestar

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在此之前我想过拆解一个我的耳机,然而看完这篇拆解文章之后,我觉得我还是守住我的money比较好~~~

kingroger - Contestar

好日子的朋友,我们正努力用所有语言解决整个平台,感谢您的评论,我们将与您联系,问候。

Miguel -

What would be the best (safest) place to drill 2 small holes for a tether?

My best guess from studying your excellent teardown would be the bottom corners… thoughts?

The intention here is to pass a small, high tensile strength string (like spider wire for ex) in, then out (essentially through) the casing, or, even a metal ring… Loosing these things is a real thing.

Daniel

Dan Kraft - Contestar

Would ot be possible to mod a pair of these and switch out the drivers?

rudys0951 - Contestar

If the repair factor is “0”, I wonder how Apple even offers a repair option? Wouldn’t it be more cost effective for Apple to just offer the consumer a trade-in offer on their used Airpods, rather than repair?

Ben Avila - Contestar

The case can send battery-status info to the iPhone when the lid is flipped open and held within a few inches of the phone — more than a few inches and it doesn't work. This sending status seems to work even if BlueTooth & Wi-FI are turned off. All this taken together seems to indicate it’s using NFC for this function. Know the iPhone has NFC (it’s used for ApplePay).

Does the W1 chip have imbedded NFC ?

Roslyn Gold - Contestar

лох должен платить. привет из россии!

Илья Власов - Contestar

So I was cooking. My AIRPOD fell on the stove on the fire it works fine but looks horrible.I don’t know what to do. I can’t afford another one. And I also don’t have warranty or insurance. Help plz. Is there a replacement housing?

Leon - Contestar

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