Digital Trends: Where do AirPods go when they die?

AirPods trash

If you were among the first adopters of Apple’s popular AirPods when they came out in 2016, it’s highly likely you’re already considering a new pair.

With some users reporting battery life approaching just 50 percent of the advertised 5 hours after just two years of ownership, AirPods have among the highest turnover of any modern electronics device you can buy. The tiny batteries in each headphone — equivalent to about 1 percent of the battery in an iPhone 7 – appear to begin showing their age for some users after just a couple of years of frequent use.

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