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iFixit’s AirPods Max tear down

23 January 2021 • 14:00

iFixit’s teardowns have always been good, but they keep evolving. Their latest tear down of Apple’s AirPods Max is simply delicious, and I really, really love the video x-ray orbits.

And after tearing down some of the competition, we’re more understanding of that $550 price tag. Sony and Bose both charge less, but internally, the AirPods Max’s obsessive craftsmanship makes those other extremely capable devices look like toys by comparison.

The teardown really features the beautiful work by Apple’s team. I still haven’t picked up a pair but I continue to hear good things about them and they are on my list of things to consider the next time I need to reward myself for something.