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The HomePod 2 is surprisingly fixable in the new iFixit Teardown – Review Geek

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The second-generation HomePod is an interesting upgrade over its predecessor, boasting a handful of new or improved features and an almost reasonable price. But Apple didn’t mention one of the biggest updates to the HomePod: a significantly more serviceable design.

A new disassembly video from iFixit shows that the HomePod 2 is mostly attached with screws. It’s a big departure from the original model, which was glue-cemented and almost impossible to take apart.

This new design makes HomePod repairs a more realistic option for the average person. All you need to do is remove the mesh grill (which looks more like a pair of pantyhose than a proper grill), take out half a dozen screw covers, and proceed with disassembly.

Internally, the HomePod 2 is basically identical to its ancestor. Everything comes together in the same order, although there are fewer tweeters. Additionally, Apple added a temperature and humidity sensor, which appears to be the same module as the HomePod Mini.

I should also point out that the HomePod 2 has an easily removable power cord. Its predecessor’s power cable could also be removed, but only with a ridiculous amount of force. (For this reason, many people assume that the original HomePod’s power cable cannot be removed or replaced.)

It’s good to see Apple embrace a more serviceable HomePod design. Of course, the company does not deserve any praise for this. The HomePod is a big desktop speaker, not a tiny portable product like this iPhone; it should be relatively easy to disassemble and repair.

Apple HomePod (2nd generation)

The updated HomePod offers improved sound quality, plus support for the Matter smart home standard and a suite of built-in temperature and humidity sensors.

Source: iFixit

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