Date: Thursday, December 1st, 2016, 05:31
Category: AirPods, Hardware, Rumor
This one’s from the big man himself.
As many customers anxiously await the release of Apple’s wireless AirPods, which were originally slated to launch in October but later delayed, an email from CEO Tim Cook to a customer may provide the most insight as to when to expect the product.
The customer offered the following comment in his email to Cook:
“Give us a release date. I really bought in to the wireless vision you painted. Now I’m stuck waiting with my EarPods but can’t charge my 7 at the same time which I need to do at work. Let us know if it’s a month or 6 months, because then I’ll just buy some other wireless headphones.”
Cook replied with the following:
“Thanks for your note. Sorry for the delay—we are finalizing them and I anticipate we will begin to ship over the next few weeks.”
The email has been verified via the full headers, which appeared to have originated from Apple’s corporate servers. Granted, there’s a chance this could have been faked. Apple did not immediately respond to request for comment.
Apple has so far only said it needed “a little more time” before AirPods are ready for customers, while conflicting rumors have pointed towards release dates between December and January, offering little clarity. AirPods remain listed as both “coming soon” and “currently unavailable” on different sections of Apple’s website.