Apple announces launch of AirPods, initial units see delivery delays up to four weeks

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Date: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016, 05:07
Category: AirPods, Hardware, News, retail

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The good news is that the long-awaited AirPods will begin selling next week.

The bad news is that there’s currently about a two to four week delay to get them.

Apple announced that the wireless headphones will be available for purchase at Apple Stores, authorized resellers, and select carriers next week, providing customers who did not quickly pre-order with a chance to buy the wireless earphones before the end of the year. Apple said stores will receive “regular AirPods shipments.”


The AirPods are now available via Apple’s website for $159. The all-new wireless earphones had an initial delivery estimate of around December 21 for many customers in the United States, but that date quickly slipped, and Apple is now quoting “4 weeks” for orders yet to be placed on its U.S. storefront.

There’s presently a four week estimated ship time in Canada, where they’re priced at $219. Over in Australia, where they’re priced at $229 and the UK, where they retailed for £159, customers can still get earlier December 19 delivery as of the time this article was published. In Singapore, customers can get AirPods delivered by December 22 for $238.

In the Eurozone, AirPods cost €179. In Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands, customers face a two-week wait for AirPods. Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Japan also have 2-week estimates. In Hong Kong, it is 4 weeks. AirPods are available in more than 100 countries overall.

So, they AirPods have arrived, but it might be a while before you can get your mitts on them.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via MacRumors and Apple

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