Given the novelty of AirTags for Apple users, the company has taken it upon themselves to publicize all the details of their operation, through videos and support documents. And when it seems like all has been said, a new video surprises us with the AirTags disassembly, just the day the first shipments to customers started.
The AirTag teardown was carried out by Japanese YouTube channel Haruki, which today shared an in-depth 14-minute look at AirTag. We already knew that the tracker opens easily to replace the 2032 battery. But this video shares all the detail of internal components with bluetooth, U1 chip, all integrated into a compact disc.
This is how the AirTags are inside
The first teardown of the latest Apple novelty, invites us to get to know the inside of the AirTags, once the metal battery hatch has been removed, which is quite easy, knowing that the same users could do it at the same time. Now to replace the battery.
Video, explains one of the interesting aspects of this Apple designlike using the coil housing as a speaker in conjunction with a small “voice coil motor” that sits in the center of the device. This moving coil motor placed in the central magnetic field vibrates due to changes in current, and the coil side housing acts as a diaphragm.
Although internally it doesn’t seem like a complex device and Apple has been very thorough in explaining how it works, the video needs special attention, as so far it’s only available in Japanese.