iFixit has shared the first of their two-part series in tearing down Apple’s AirTags items tracker, revealing that Apple had to make impressive design decisions to have achieved its small design, including rethinking the speaker layout. For comparison, iFixit compared Apple’s AirTags to the Tile Mate and the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag. Compared to the competition, AirTags is the smallest in size, with the most internal space used to house the battery itself. One notably design difference is AirTags lack of a built-in keyring hole, which iFixit attributes to Apple’s history of “turning essential functions into premium, add-on accessories.” An x-ray of the three devices does indeed show that Apple wasted no internal space for its item-tracker. On the other hand, the Tile Mate and Galaxy SmartTag seem to be “sprawling” with internal space, and despite their larger footprint, neither tracker includes ultra-wideband technology like AirTags. It is worth noting that Samsung recently launched an ultra-wideband variant of the Galaxy SmartTag; however, iFixit was unable to attain a piece for their comparison. The Tile Mate, Galaxy SmartTag, and AirTags all feature coin cell replaceable batteries. AirTags and the Galaxy SmartTag use the .66Wh CR2032 battery, while the Tile Mate uses the… Read full this story
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