Rumor: AirPods to ship in January

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Date: Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016, 05:11
Category: AirPods, Hardware, Rumor

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If you’re hankering for the new AirPods, you might have to wait until January.

Following Apple’s unexplained delay of the new headphones, foreign supply chain sources are now pointing towards a launch date in January 2017, and not the late 2016 estimation that many believed would help the new devices sell during the holidays.

The Economic Daily News has states that AirPods manufacturing supplier Inventec has anticipated a profit boost from the AirPods come January. Thus, the supplier itself is leaning towards a January release date.


Because of AirPods orders, Inventec’s revenue is expected to grow 7 percent in 2017, to reach around $23.83 billion, while its earnings per share are also estimated to increase by 35 percent.

The connection between Inventec and the AirPods recently came to light via a report by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in September. Apple had announced the AirPods at its September 7 iPhone event, which cited that the units would have up to 5 hours of music playback and high-quality sound through a “seamless and automatic connection” between devices, as well as a battery case that includes up to 24 hours of charge.

So, might have to have to wait until January to snag the fabled AirPods.

And try not to lose them.



Via MacRumors and DigiTimes

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