What you need to know
- iFixit has posted a teardown video of the 3rd generation AirPods and the Beats Fit Pro.
- Each earbud has received a 0 out of 10 for its repairability score.
In the video, the outlet does a complete teardown and repairability check of both earbuds. They also take a closer look at the hardware that enables Spatial Audio in the 3rd generation AirPods.
You can check out the video below:
iFixit says that it is virtually impossible to not only replace the battery in either set of earbuds but that it is also almost impossible to put either earbud back together once you have opened them up.
As per usual with a lot of Apple products, iFixit has given both the 3rd generation AirPods and Beats Fit Pro a 0 out of 10 for a repairability score.
Bottom line: With better battery life, a completely new design, new features like Spatial Audio, and an IPX4 rating, the AirPods 3 are better than ever before. Plus, they sound better than the previous models and other than ANC, have pretty much all the same features as the AirPods Pro. These are fantastic AirPods for anyone looking to upgrade or buy their first pair.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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