AirPods Pro 2 scan reveals the charging case’s lanyard loop has a hidden purpose

One of the visible differences between the charging case of AirPods Pro 2 and its predecessor is the lanyard loop. Ostensibly the loop makes it easy to secure the charging with a band but a scan of the new charging case by Lumafield reveals that the lanyard loop has a hidden double purpose.

With the same design language as the charging case of the first-generation AirPods Pro, the new charging case offers a built-in speaker, lanyard loop, sweat- and water-resistant, support for Precision Finding on U1-enabled iPhones, and compatibility with Apple Watch charging puck, along with MagSafe, Qi-certified and the Lightning connector chargers.

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AirPods Pro 2’s charging case might be using the lanyard loop for Find My tracking

Lumafield used Neptune industrial CT scanner for the “nondestructive” teardown of the AirPod Pro 2 which revealed the internal layout of its second-generation charging case. Unlike the first-generation case, the new case adds four magnets around the inductive charging coil to align it with MagSafe or Apple Watch charger.

Furthermore, the lanyard loop features a hidden tail that connects it with a metal pad. It is assumed that the eyelet serves as an additional antenna for Find My support.

There’s a new metal eyelet on the side of the case. Apple says it’s for a lanyard, but it seems to serve an additional purpose: it’s 4 mm deep and 18 mm long, with a hidden tail that’s connected to a metal pad around the Lightning port. Perhaps it’s an antenna to support improved “Find My” tracking.

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