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The detailed disassembly of iFixit proves that the AirTag is a technical masterpiece. It’s slightly wider than a quarter of the US, with most of the internal space taken up by a user-replaceable CR2032 watch battery and magnetic speaker driver. Unlike the trackers from Tile and Samsung, which use dinky piezoelectric speakers (or as iFixit calls them, McDonald’s happy meal speakers), the AirTag includes a good speaker so you can hear all of its cute peeps in high fidelity.
Other components in the AirTag are a logic board, antennas and a few small computer chips. Despite the AirTag’s compact build, there are a few places that are actually free from any electronics. If you don’t want to buy an AirTag keychain, iFixit says you can drill a hole through the tracker and add it to your keychain for free.
Drilling through the AirTag can damage the components, and of course this is a bad idea without removing the battery first. But the iFixit team has identified three “safe zones” on the outer edge of the device near each of the battery terminals. The only downside to drilling a hole through the AirTag is that the speaker volume is slightly lowered and the inside of the AirTag can be exposed to dust, dirt and water. Changing your AirTag will also void all warranties related to the device.
Check out the full iFixit AirTag teardown to get a closer look at Apple’s first tracker. To drill a hole through your AirTags, scroll to the bottom of the guide. Keep an eye out for the “Part Two” update of iFixit’s AirTag teardown, which should provide detailed photos of the logic board and comparisons to Tile and Samsung trackers.
Source: iFixit ❤️