AirPods Max

The AirPods Max continue to leave us with a lot of surprises as the days go by, and the truth is, this type of information that iFixit usually gets from its teardowns is amazing. This latest innovation leaves us quite “on hold” about the future of AirPods Max accessories and how they might be interchangeable.

We are already clear that we can change the AirPods Max pads easily thanks to its system of magnets but … Did you know that you can change the AirPods Max headband using the SIM tray key?

Apple does not include this accessory in the box, but it is fully functional.

If we remove the ear cushions, we see a small hole fairly centered just in the area where the headband “pin” is inserted in these AirPods Max. If we insert the key to open the SIM tray in the hole and press, the system will be unlocked and we will be able to extract this part of the strip.

In the first place, this means that the two hearing aids are completely independent of each other in terms of physical systems, i.e. the band has no cables that run from side to side. ‘other and connect them physically.

On the other hand, we don’t know if this is just a “repair” mechanism that Apple wanted to include because it expects AirPods Max headbands to break easily, or if on the contrary we are. close to see a good battle of interchangeable headbands, such as happens with the pads. If there is one company that can do a great deal with something so mundane, it’s Apple. That makes all the sense, imagine you cut or split the headband in half, are you going to throw away the AirPods entirely for that? Apple for a “small price” will just change the headband in a few minutes and you are so happy.