An authorized seller of Apple products says that AirPods will be available sometime in December

An authorized seller of Apple products says that AirPods will be available sometime in December
At Apple's press event that took place back in September, we witnessed the courage that the company had to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The absence of the iconic 3.5-millimeter port is Apple's biggest push for wireless headphone technology, and while the included Lighting EarPods are certainly serviceable for the time being, there's a great deal of anticipation surrounding the forthcoming AirPods. Despite being announced more than two months ago, Apple has yet to offer any official word on their upcoming wireless headphones. The last rumor that we heard said that the AirPods wouldn't be available for purchase until sometime in January, but a new report reinstates the idea that the headphones will in fact go on sale before 2016 is over.

This report comes by way of - the Czech Republic's largest online retailer and fully authorized reseller of Apple products - as the website has tweaked their listing for the upcoming AirPods. The website now says that Apple's AirPods will start shipping sometime in December, and this lines up nicely with a report from AppleInsider earlier this month that AirPods would see the light of day before 2016 was up. However, seeing that a reseller such as has a shipping time frame of December, it could be possible that Apple will start selling AirPods directly even sooner - possibly before the end of November. 

If that isn't enough reassurance for you, there have also been confirmed reports that Apple retail stores have already received demo units of the new AirPods and that the company's employees have been going through training on the new gadget. In fact, one source commented on the matter and said that there was "no way" that AirPods wouldn't come out until January.

As goofy as AirPods still look to me, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't interested in giving them a whirl myself and seeing just how well they actually work. The tight integration they look to offer with iOS could be a real treat for iPhone-owners, and if this report turns out to be true, we might not have to wait too long after all before we get to make some final judgments on them.

source: via AppleInsider



1. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

In time for holiday sales...coincidence? I think not, smart business move.

4. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Ready or not Apple is going to rush these into stores for the holiday shopping frenzy.

5. Unordinary unregistered

If they were or werent ready and if they were rushing them theyd be out already like they said they would, and exploding in peoples ears.

8. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Note7 Pods?

2. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I'll be buying a pair. Aside from the tight integration with all apple products, the issue I have from competitors is too much sound isolation. I wear mine at work and it's nice having the ability to hear background noise. Also at home with two little ones it's nice to hear what's going on just in case.

9. AlikMalix unregistered

I'll wait for 6 months or so. Let the price drop a bit.

3. aegislash

Posts: 1517; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

At this rate, AirPod availability articles are going to catch up to the number of articles posted about the Note7 fiasco.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31320; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I see these things crashing and burning, or being heavily discounted. I don't see these being a big seller at all.

7. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

This thing will fall out of your ear...who is the mastermind behind this?

10. AlikMalix unregistered

They only fall out of my ears when the damn cord snags into clothes or furniture. I have wireless pods for 2 years now and they have never fallen out. Not saying they can't, but individual pods aren't mainstream yet, whether they fall out or not - will have to wait and see. Obviously don't buy them if you have issues with keeping current Apple buds in your ears.

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