An AirPods Max teardown has uncovered a hidden function on the noise-cancelling headphones that might doubtlessly give customers one other customization possibility on high of the magnetic ear cushions.
iFixit found that the AirPods Max’s headband will be simply eliminated, just by pushing a SIM card eject software or unfolded paperclip right into a small gap in every earcup. Accessing this gap solely requires that the ear cushions be eliminated, which suggests anybody can take away the headscarf with out particular instruments — in flip suggesting that swappable headbands might need been an meant function for the AirPods Max all alongside.
That is backed up by a discovery by 9to5Mac that iOS units can establish the “headband kind” at present fitted to the paired AirPods Max. Once more, this is able to trace that Apple intends or meant for there to be a number of headband designs. AirPods Max house owners would have the ability to swap them out and in to go well with their tastes — just like the detachable straps on an Apple Watch.
It’s potential such performance was merely thought-about, then dropped. However iOS can nonetheless detect headband kind as of the latest iOS 14.four beta 2 model, which might imply Apple hasn’t ditched the idea fully.