Look inside the AirPods Pro: Teardown shows how hard repairing them would be
Unsurprising verdict: If your Apple AirPods Pro earbuds break, you'll probably just want to buy a new pair.
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The site, which ranks a device's ability to be repaired on a scale of 0 to 10, gave the AirPods Pro the same score as prior versions: 0.
There were, however, a few "surprises" the site found in its teardown, including the use of a similar button cell battery in each bud to what is found in Samsung's
. The AirPods also let out "a tiny scream -- a little awooo, if you will" when separating a cable inside the bud.
"It's likely that something we're doing during disassembly is momentarily overloading the speaker driver somehow," the site wrote. "Rational thoughts aside though, these things are haunted," especially when publishing their breakdown on Halloween.
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