Apple’s AirPods Are Now Available… Sort Of?

As if iPhone users haven’t already been stressed out enough by the overload of iPhone 7 purchases since the pre-order release in early September. Which in essence delayed the thousands of buyers Christmas gifts until next year. Well according to sources if you were also planning on adding the Apple Airpods to your Christmas list as well, then you may want to prepare for another long wait ahead. After multiple delays that have pushed the wireless earbuds to a December 2016 release. Apple’s September reveal has hit yet another problem and won’t make it to shelves in time for this holiday season.

Over this past weekend, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple’s AirPods has experienced more delays, in fact, the expensive earbuds aren’t set to reach buyers until 2017. Missing the essential holiday release window as the major tech giant struggles to manufacture the product to scale.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the reason for the delays stems from the complexity of the design. As the newspaper puts it:

“In most other wireless headphones, only one earpiece receives a signal from the phone via wireless Bluetooth technology; it then transmits the signal to the other earpiece. Apple has said AirPod earpieces each receive independent signals from an iPhone, Mac or other Apple device. But Apple must ensure that both earpieces receive audio at the same time to avoid distortion, the person familiar with their development said. That person said Apple also must resolve what happens when a user loses one of the earpieces or the battery dies.”

However, after doing a little research on Apple’s website, it turns out that the wireless AirPods will indeed see a release before the year’s end.

Actually, they’re surprisingly available now on Apple’s web store for approximately $159.99 USD.

Apple's AirPods Are Now AvailableHowever, you’ll have to act fast, though, only 10 to 15 million units are expected to be available at launch and you can definitely expect shipping times to unquestionably fall past Apple’s current estimated due date as more orders are being placed as of now. Hurry and get yours today while supply lasts you guys!!!

Mark Pollard

Men's Fashion & Entertainment Writer

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