iFix is used to ripping down Apple merchandise with a pentalobe screwdriver, warmth gun, and tweezers, however Apple’s AirTag tracker required one thing with a bit extra oomph to make its level: a drill.
In its teardown of the AirTag, iFixit famous that Apple’s AirTag is concerning the smallest they will get, judging by the density. It discovered the AirTag to be impressively compact, with a round design that maximizes house. However even with a speaker driver, ultra-wideband, and replaceable CR2032 battery, iFixit found that there’s nonetheless room on the outer fringe of the AirTag to drill a gap straight via.
A gap within the AirTag would eradicate the necessity to purchase an adjunct simply to attach it to a set of keys, which is prone to be the most typical use for Apple’s new trackers. iFix eliminated the battery earlier than drilling with a 1/16-inch drill bit and miraculously managed to keep away from all chips, boards, and antennas, solely drilling via plastic and glue.
iFixit says the AirTag labored completely after drilling and even the sound profile did not change a lot. The corporate supplied a video diagram to indicate the place you possibly can and may’t drill, and warns that Drilling within the unsuitable place may cause severe harm, so do not do that at house until you are keen to doubtlessly flip your tracker into a really mild paperweight.
So if you wish to connect an AirTag to a keyring with out an adjunct, it is doable. So possibly Apple will add one to the AirTag 2.