Second-gen AirPods teardown shows off new wireless charger and old impossible to repair design

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Apple’s second-gen AirPods are here, and iFixit is already on the (wireless charging case) with its latest teardown, showing off almost the exact same technology that was inside the original AirPods along with the same nearly impossible to repair design. But this time, you can charge them wirelessly.

As expected, there’s just a single charging coil in the case, so you’ll want to make sure that you actually place them facing the right way up when you do drop them on a wireless charger (the LED indicator should help with that, though).

Photo: iFixit

The new wireless charging coil

On the plus side, Apple has apparently made some improvements to the design, adding a studier hinge to the case and a new, more water…

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