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iFixit disassembles EarPods, new Apple headphones

Today the iFixit performed another famous disassembly, this time of the EarPods, new headphones from Apple we even talked a little more in detail about them today.

EarPods disassembled by iFixit

Below, the highlights of what was found by them.

EarPods disassembled by iFixit

IFixit opened the microphone part using a guitar palette.

EarPods disassembled by iFixit

Left EarPods; old right phone.

The new headphones no longer come with the holes for the microphone on the back of the controller.

EarPods disassembled by iFixit

The control board on EarPods are more closed, which could end an old complaint among gymgoers that their headphones don't work as well when they are "wet" with sweat.

EarPods disassembled by iFixit

To open the headphones themselves, they used an X-Acto # 11 blade.

EarPods disassembled by iFixit

The mobile coil is supported by a composite membrane made of a paper cone and a surrounding polymer. This is the first time that Apple headsets use paper icons instead of plastic.

EarPods disassembled by iFixit

The speaker basket is also more refined than that of previous models, with a fine mesh covering the rear and vents (openings) positioned symmetrically.

EarPods disassembled by iFixit

Above, an image of the EarPods completely disassembled. For more details, be sure to visit the iFixit website.