AirPods are now available for purchase at some physical Apple Stores; pre-ordered units now arriving

AirPods are now available for purchase at some physical Apple Stores; pre-ordered units now arriving
Apple's AirPods certainly have had a bit of an interesting start so far. The wireless earbuds were first announced back at Apple's press event in September, and we were then left waiting for months without any official update from the company as to when they would actually be available for purchase. Apple finally put AirPods up for pre-order last week, but they quickly sold out. You can still place an order for AirPods from Apple's website, but the current ship date is estimated to be around 6 weeks.

While that certainly is a bit of a bummer, all hope is not lost if you were hoping to get your hands on a pair of AirPods before Christmas. AppleInsider recently surveyed a number of physical Apple Stores to see what their inventory situation was for the sought-after earbuds, and the outlook is actually quite a bit more positive than what we were initially anticipating. Ten total stores were surveyed, and out of those ten, eight of them reported that they were expecting to get "a few" units of the AirPods in stock. 


These eight stores reported that they will get at least 10 AirPod units (if not more), and the two other stores that were surveyed are expecting to get "at least 20" packages of AirPods. Those physical Apple Stores got their stock of AirPods delivered to them on Sunday (yesterday), meaning that they are now available for purchase starting today. So, if there's an Apple Store near where you live, it just might be worth heading there to see what their stock situation of AirPods looks like.


In addition to physical Apple Stores now having AirPods available for purchase, numerous customers also took to social media this past Sunday to showcase that their pre-ordered AirPods had either already arrived or shipped out. These lucky few are likely those who were able to pre-order AirPods before Apple rank out of stock shortly after they went on sale, but in any case, it's great to see that at least some customers are finally getting their hands on these wireless earbuds after months of waiting.

While it's certainly worth heading to your local Apple Store to see if they've got any AirPods available for purchase, it's probably going to be a few weeks before the vast majority of interested people can get their hands on a pair of AirPod. We're doing our best to find a pair ourselves so that we can get a full review published as soon as possible, so stay tuned.

source: AppleInsider

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23 Comments

1. ThE_fLaSh

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 10, 2016

huh!!

14. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

I saw this BIG news on CNN. ROTFL. The US mainstream media are pathetic. No wonder that Trump skip them. They deserve to be ignored.

2. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Why any new Apple device has a huge media coverage? Answer: Originality.

8. mrochester

Posts: 972; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Because Apple are the most important company in tech? Seems pretty obvious!

9. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Most important?

11. superfan

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 16, 2016

Yeah they are. You can't deny that.

10. sissy246

Posts: 7060; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMFAO

15. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Yes Most important Wall Street stock Pyramid. With the easiest to manipulate crowd in the World, in the fold.

17. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Question: Where do you get all that tinfoil? You know......for the hats?

18. lyndon420

Posts: 6710; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Some people wear hats, and some prefer puppet strings. Either way it's a poor way to go through life.

20. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"and some prefer puppet strings" So........who's the ventriloquist? Is it Trump? (Lmfao.....that buffoon?..... Hell no!)

21. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Answer: Apple are the most important Wall Street stock Pyramid. Period! With the easiest to manipulate crowd in the World, in the fold.

22. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You know how crazy you sound....I hope. Then again, you Trump dudes aren't really all that capable at figuring out who is lying to you or not. Side Note: I've noticed that a lot more Android users are Trump supporters than you'd think. I assumed that with how Trump goes about life, Apple users would be all for him (since we're apparently egotistical liars.....allegedly). The dudes clamoring for freedom on their phones are promoting a pseudo-fascist? That's..... odd, in my opinion.

19. lyndon420

Posts: 6710; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

So true.

3. sissy246

Posts: 7060; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Answer This is iphonearena

4. palmguy

Posts: 977; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

I want me some of dem strawpods.

5. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Got mine this morning, and they are awesome. Not perfect, but awesome. Every Bluetooth headphone manufacturer needs an equivalent W1 chip, the pairing process was freakishly easy.

6. peegieislim

Posts: 68; Member since: Dec 14, 2016

I got it too for myself and for my aunt as a Christmas gift she loved it

7. peegieislim

Posts: 68; Member since: Dec 14, 2016

Merry Christmas too all of you

12. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

They might be the best wireless earbuds at the moment but ouch. The price. Not really use to in the ear style buds anyways. But the cheap ones I buy off Amazon don't always pair that easy. Sometimes they show paired but don't play music or it's a while for the music comes through. So I would like to see more reviews and headsets with this w1 chip.

13. sissy246

Posts: 7060; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Not even close to the best.

16. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Fugliest and funniest.... for sure. lol Best? Not at all. I don't care much about the price, though.

23. haneef4u

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

"These eight stores reported that they will get at least 10 AirPod units (if not more), and the two other stores that were surveyed are expecting to get "at least 20" packages of AirPods" So thats the way Apple keeps the demand by supplying low. At 10 Apple stores you expect only 120 Airpods?!!

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