🎯 Why do you think Apple didn't include a hole in its device?
🔋 How does one change the battery?
🔑 What would you use your AirTag on?
iFixit Perspective AirTag is essentially a small Apple Park
Apple has finally launched its Bluetooth tracker AirTag at its spring launch this year. The foreign dismantling team, iFixit, certainly won't let go of this little thing, which is bigger than a coin, but the iFixit team took a look at AirTag before disassembling it. Interestingly, from the perspective released by iFixit, you can see that airTag's internal construction looks like Apple Park, Apple's headquarters. In addition, it can be seen from the perspective that airTag's internal structure looks quite compact compared to other competitors on the market (Tile and SmartTag), because in a small AirTag, it has to be stuffed into batteries, ultra-wide bandwidth (UWB) chips, speakers, etc.
To make it easier for users to replace their batteries, whether it's AirTag, Tile, or SmartTag, it allows them to open the case themselves so that the tracker can replace the battery itself when it runs out; Tile and SmartTag open the tracker housing with a single fingernail. In terms of battery selection, depending on the size of the tracker, all three trackers can only use button batteries;
Unlike Tile and SmartTag, on the other hand, AirTag doesn't have a hole attached to the case that lets the user hook up a rope, or a key ring, and because of that, AirTag can maintain its appearance as the smallest of the three trackers. There were also foreign netizens who wanted to save money, successfully drilling a hole in the AirTag housing and maintaining the use of AirTag. The iFixit team, after some investigation, chose to drill a small hole with a 1/16 inch drill on the edge of AirTag's housing so that a string could pass through the hole to easily suspend the AirTag. However, iFixit also points out that Apple's officially recommended insurance option is to buy AirTag accessories directly, but if you think you have great skills and are willing to take the risk of losing $29 (AirTag's single price in the U.S.), try drilling your own DIY holes.
(Image source: taken from iFixit)