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Teardown: Apple AirPods with Charging Case

21 June 2017
The following is an overview of a teardown analysis conducted by IHS Technology Teardown Services.

The Apple AirPods with charging case lets you re-charge your earbuds directly from the carrying case. To charge the AirPods, put them in the case. The case holds multiple, full charges for AirPods, so you users charge on the go.To charge your case, plug the Lightning cable that came with your AirPods into the Lightning connector on your case. Then plug the other end of the cable into a USB charger or port. You can charge your case with or without your AirPods inside.

Apple AirPods with Charging CaseApple AirPods with Charging Case

Summary points:

  • Apple - AirPods w/ Charging Case (A1523/A1722/A1602)
  • Apple's Bluetooth wireless headsets with Charging case
  • 2 x Apple W1 Bluetooth SoC
  • Each eairpiece contains 93mWh (~25mAh) battery
  • Charging Case contains 1.52Wh (~398mAh) battery

Target market: Mass Market

Released:December 2016

Pricing: 159.99 USD

Availability: Global

Total cost (direct materials and manufacturing):$45.89

Enclosures/ Final Assembly (Image via IHS)Enclosures/ Final Assembly (Image via IHS)

Major Components:

  • 8-Layer, Rigid/Flex Hybrid, FR4/Kapton, 2+4+2, Lead-Free - MFR: UNITECH PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD CORP
  • Bluetooth SoC, Apple W1 - MFR: APPLE INC - MPN: 343500129
  • Bluetooth SoC, Apple W1 - MFR: APPLE INC - MPN: 343S00129
  • 8-Layer, Rigid/Flex Hybrid, FR4/Kapton, 2+4+2, Lead-Free
  • USB Cable, Type A to Lightning, 3.4ft
  • Antenna, LSR on Injection Molded Plastic Carrier, w/ Flex PCB, & 1 Coaxial Plug
  • Antenna, LSR on Injection Molded Plastic Carrier, w/ Flex PCB, & 1 Coaxial Plug
  • MCU, 32-Bit ARM Cortex M0+, 32MHz, 192KB Flash, 20KB RAM, 51 I/O - MFR: ST MICROELECTRONICS - MPN: STM32L072RZI6D
  • Battery Pack, 1-Cell, Li-Polymer, 3.8V, 398mAh, 1.52Wh

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