Date: Friday, November 11th, 2016, 05:30
Category: AirPods, Hardware, Hardware, retail, Rumor
Back in late October, Apple delayed the launch of its much-anticipated AirPods, the company stating that it needed “a little more time” before the units were ready for prime time.
Since then, the headphones have been listed as “currently unavailable” on Apple’s web site.
Previous rumors had the AirPods as arriving in January 2017, suggesting they will not be available in time for this year’s holiday shopping season.
Perhaps more optimistically, an employee at Apple reseller Conrad has reportedly told a customer it will receive AirPods stock on November 17, and make them available to purchase by November 18-19.
Here’s the quote as it stands:
Hello, I have just talked with an employee of the Conrad Online Store, since I am there on 14.10 the AirPods ordered and I wanted to cancel today. According to information from the employee, they have stockpiles from 17.11, I will then have them between November 18-19.
Conrad’s website has the AirPods as becoming available for delivery in 7 to 8 weeks, so this rumor could be correct, albeit there remains some doubt to contend with.
It’s a rumor, take it or leave it, but it could portend the AirPods you’ve been hankering for being available that much sooner.