What Really Happens to AirPods When They Die

Apple finally opens up about their complicated afterlife

Will Oremus
OneZero

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Photo: Stephen Lam/Getty

AAirPod owners love them. Everyone else, it can seem, hates them. Apple is, by all indications, selling oodles of them. But what happens to AirPods when they get old and die? Does the same seamless design that helped to make them iconic also make them an environmental abomination?

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