It seems that a key ring hole can be drilled into Apple’s AirTags without any brass hole

by - – The surface of one of the first things I saw as I saw Apple’s long-awaited AirTags reminded me of a giant, polished M&M. Like true M&M, AirTags have no hole, meaning that the device must be hooked or hanged in your baggage by buying accessories from AirTag. However, while Apple does not include a major ring hole in the AirTags, it seems you can make one without too much mess.

In their Saturday’s AirTag teardown, iFixit fans decided to test if a key ring hole could be drawn into your device, a noble service for people who don’t want to cash out additional supplies and who are willing to risk destroying the thing. If that sounds like you, according to iFixit, you will need a 1/16″ drill bit.

The first thing you have to do is remove the battery before using your drill. The important thing is to locate the circuit board and the antenna shield of the AirTag successfully through one of three tables that can be clearly seen on iFixit. The score is made for the clips held together by the AirTag. (Recall that, although AirTag batteries last for more than one year, they may be replaced with the device’s rear pull).

iFixit points out that the placement of the notches is “roughly” the position of the metal battery cover clips, which is used as a guide. Now, you want to do the drill, not the clip itself. But if you’ve got bad luck, you won’t kill your AirTag allegedly.

If you succeed (and hopefully because you want to throw money away) iFixit says that “as if nothing happens the AirTag should be working.” The speaker of the device, which it uses to give you a chimes to find it, was hardly affected if you lose it or if you inform others that a lost AirTag is nearby.

However, there is a cost to save a few bucks. iFixit says that you should not expect a hole to be waterproof and dust resistant when you boil a hole in your AirTag. In the mean time, MacRumors notes that Apple’s guarantee will certainly be void.