Apple Sneaks AirPods Out Just In Time For Christmas
Against all odds and common business sense, it looks like Apple will indeed have its wireless AirPod headphones on store shelves by Christmas.
The company today put out a press blast saying the wireless earbuds are “Available today from Apple.com and will start delivering to customers and arriving at Apple Stores, Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers next week.”
“AirPods will be shipping in limited quantities at launch and customers are encouraged to check online for updates on availability and estimated delivery dates. Stores will receive regular AirPod shipments.”
First announced alongside the iPhone 7 back in September, the wireless earbuds were hit by unexpected and unexplained delays that some speculated related to Apple engineers having trouble in getting both earphones to play music in synchronicity.
The delays saw Apple face enormous criticism following the emphasis that their iPhone 7 reveal and marketing has placed the removal of the headphone jack.
Further speculation suggested the new AirPods, having missed the Black Friday sales period, will likely be rolled out alongside Apple’s next generation of iPads.
Now, with Christmas less than two weeks away, the question becomes whether or not Apple can adequately supply the pre-Christmas rush of customers who try to pick up the company’s new headphones.
The wireless ear buds are available now for an RRP of $230 in Australia.