CT scan shows that the lanyard hole in Apple's AirPods Pro 2 charging case may also be an antenna

Industrial CT developer Lumafield today shared a CT scan image of Apple's AirPods Pro 2 charging box, which seems to reveal some hidden designs.

Although the basic internal layout looks similar to the original, Lumafield found that the newly added lanyard hole of the headphone box is internally connected to the Lightning port, which is connected to the logic board, so it is speculated that the lanyard hole part may double as an antenna for the U1 chip or use for other additional purposes.

There's a new metal cutout on the side of the case, which Apple says is for a lanyard, but it seems to have an additional purpose: It has a 4mm wide and 18mm long extension that connects to the Lightning connector around the Metal pad, maybe it's the antenna that supports the improved "Find My" tracking.

 Apple U1 chip supports Find My, allowing users to track the location of the headphone box in the Find My app on the iPhone or iCloud.com. The headphone case also has a new built-in speaker that emits a beep to aid in finding.

Other improvements to the Apple AirPods Pro 2 case include water resistance, a magnetic charger for Apple Watch, and longer battery life.

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