In the early hours of October 29th, Apple quietly released its third-generation wireless headset, the AirPods Pro, which features active noise reduction and supports IPX4-class waterproofing, the same battery life in normal mode as the previous generation, and only half an hour less in noise reduction mode and transparent mode. Less than a week before the AirPods Pro officially went on sale, HuaqiangBei has successfully conquered Apple’s AirPods Pro, developing a one-to-one imitation, and the counterfeits version is shipping.
In terms of selling price, the one we bought costs 260 yuan, only one-seventh of the genuine one
The first two generations of AirPods, AirPods II, Huaqiangbei slightly comes later after Apple’ release, to the AirPods Pro counterfeits version, this time has been greatly shortened. Everyone is very curious about huaqingbei engineer did it, what’s the internal solution of the devie, and what is different from the genuine one?
Follow the rhythm of us to learn about the huaqiangbei version of Apple AirPods Pro. To find out the genuine Apple AirPods Pro disassembly report, you can click here. In the previous article we also did a tutorial that taught you to identify real and fake AirPods Pro, which helps to extend your reading.
First, the huaqiangbeiversion of Apple AirPods Pro out of the box
Because of the rush to write a disassembly report, to be more urgent, we does not request the package. Manufacturers provide the same packaging as Apple, as well as universal packaging without the apple logo, after all, is a cottage, imitation should also be realistic.
From the picture, this version of Apple’s AirPods Pro, really difficult to distinguish between authenticity. However, false is false, through this dismantling, you can also understand the current Huaqiangbei process has made progress.
This surface is very smooth and has an LED hole. The original is a laser hole, here is directly left a hole, rough.
The back close sitpage, pair button.
At the bottom is the Lightning master seat for charging.
Open the top cover and you can see two headphones on both sides.
Look down from the top of the left and right headphones.
Take the headset out of the charging case, the appearance is still the same, do not compare carefully, also think it is true.
A close-up of the headphone hole.
Close-up on the back of the headset.
A close-up of the charging interface.
A close-up of the earphone dust-proof net.
Close-up of the silicone sleeve in the ear.
I Love Audio Network Small Editor has upgraded the iPhone 11 to iOS 13.2, flipping over and successfully pairing. The headset name AirPods Pro is also displayed, unfortunately the headset name cannot be modified.
AirPods Pro counterfeit weighs 50.2 grams.
The weight of the two headphones is 6.8 grams.
The individual charging case weighs 43.5 grams.
Power-Z charges the counterfeit version of Apple’s AirPods Pro with a charging voltage and current of 5.152V, 0.142A and a power of 0.735W.
Second, the counterfeit version of Apple AirPods Pro teardown
After reading the just open box, feel the smell of the counterfeit is not obvious enough. The following teardown, can make you feel that this is not high imitation, may be a little disappointed.
The teardown of this counterfeit version of Apple’s AirPods Pro in front of us starts with the charging case. Find a breakthrough in non-destructive disassembly, the top cover of the battery box pry open, the inside can be seen magnets, pages.
Up and down one, a total of four magnets, for the lid magnetic adsorption.
The page looks like a metal material, a closer look at the injection mouth and burrs, this is the plastic surface to do the spray process, played a visual metal effect.
Remove the black counterweight block from the top.
Below began to unplug the lower half of the charging box, which contains batteries, power boards, wireless charging modules and so on. Here around by the buckle position fixed, the crowbar stretched down, slightly pry open.
Once the housing is detached, you can see the circuit part of the charging box.
A close-up of the keys on the charging box.
Runway shape is the wireless charging coil, here using the Qi standard, can be used with the phone’s wireless charging plate, placed on the wireless charging plate can be achieved with the same wireless charging as the genuine.
The yellow malar tape wraps around the circle and there is a magnet inside.
Remove the board after the malla tape.
Close-up of the charging hole in the charging box.
The bottom circuit board has a charging chip, a wireless charging chip, a Lightning mother seat interface, and so on.
Three LED indicators on the FPC circuit board with Hall elements at the top to detect the open cover status.
The whole picture of the circuit module is separated, the orange gel on the battery is rubber mud, and the battery is fixed with the rubber mud and filled and counterweight.
The power supply module of the charging box is three pieces.
The one-dollar coin as a reference, the circuit board, coil, battery inside, the visible volume is very small.
220mAh’s built-in battery, brand and specifications were applied out.
The protective plate on the battery, extreme ear over nickel welding. Red and black two lines, corresponding to the positive and negative poles.
The protective plate is made up of DW01 control IC and 8205MOS tube.
A close-up of the front of the board.
Crystal sepsis on the board, 12MHz specification.
Silk-printed LPS5Y9N3 chip, lowpower semiconductor.
lowpower semiconductor LP6498A buck chip.
Silk-printed chip number PWOOE.
Lightning charging master seat close-up, outside there is a double-sided adhesive and housing fixed.
A linear charging chip with the silk screen number LTH7.
The polished chip is a wireless charge-receiving chip.
Boost inductor and Schottky.
A close-up of the wireless charge-receiving coil.
Below is the teardown of the counterfeit version of Apple’s AirPods Pro headset. The batteries, horns, and wires can be seen inside after being pried open here.
The horn is secured to the headphone hole by glue.
These wires are connected to the board.
A close-up of the touch-sensing area inside the headphone housing is attached to a copper foil solder wire.
Remove the circuit board from the headphone charging port and the charging connector is welded directly to the circuit board.
The counterfeit version of Apple’s AirPods Pro works internally, can’t spit slot, the battery is soldered directly to the board, and the battery doesn’t have a protective board.
Then the one-dollar coin as a reference, the battery inside is really very small, the shell inside only a piece of copper to do capacitive testing.
The headset’s Bluetooth main panel is also quite compact.
The front is a TWS Bluetooth headset master chip, the chip surface has been polished, do not see the brand information. There is a ceramic antenna on the right.
The back is silicon wheat, LED, crystal, and power chip from left to right.
A close-up of silicon wheat with silk screen number 09554031.
Silk-printed 1933 chip, 19 years and 33 weeks, no other information.
The headphone horn is compared to the volume of a dollar coin.
A close-up of the headphone horn.
Pry open the lid of the headphone horn to reveal the diaphragm.
The headphone horn has a diameter of 8.13mm.
The headphone amplifyhole has a diameter of 4.87mm.
The full picture of the counterfeit version of Apple’s AirPods Pro is complete. Inside filled with counterweights, rubber mud and other items you may not think of, a variety of combination materials, there are surprises and scare.
After analyzing the counterfeit version of Apple AirPods Pro full set circuit, we did not see the legendary Qualcomm QCC solution, did not experience noise reduction, there is no infrared ear detection, the so-called black part is only decorative, this can only be counted as a shell version of the shanzhai AirPods, can not be called Pro. The inner battery of the headset does not protect the IC, which invisibly increases the risk factor.
After reading the whole teardown, this cost about 50 yuan of headphones, circulation to the market after profits of up to several hundred yuan. To borrow Marx’s words, this kind of behavior is any more appropriate, if there is a 50 percent profit, there will be people to take risks for it, if there is a profit of 300 percent, someone dares to trample on morality and law.
If you really like the AirPods Pro, go to the Apple Store for a try. If you’re tempted to buy this counterfeit version of Apple’s AirPods Pro, the 300 yuan price point has a lot of well-known brands tWS true wireless headphones to choose from.