Apple AirPods now in transit, heading to customers who pre-ordered the wireless earphones

The Apple AirPods are now being shipped out to those who pre-ordered the Bluetooth powered wireless earphones. Last week, Apple started accepting pre-orders for the product roughly two months after the device was expected to be launched. While Apple never explained the reason for the delay, one theory said that the individual ear pieces were having problems capturing sound independently without the wire that usually connects the two in-ear pieces. Another issue with background noise was also rumored to be part of the reason for the delay.

All that is in the past now as those who pre-ordered the AirPods at $159.99 a pop are receiving shipping notifications. Apple promised delivery of the pre-orders by December 21st. Orders placed for the AirPods now from Apple will take six weeks to ship.

The AirPods pair easily with an iPhone, and while they will connect with a non iOS device, the process is not as streamlined. The product is powered by Apple's W1 chip which handles the connection between Apple devices. The AirPods switch seamlessly between the iPhone, iPad and the Apple Watch.

source: AppleInsider

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16 Comments

1. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

way to go Apple. now watch what the others will come out with in coming months.

2. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

The others are going to come out with the usual earphone jack, because they are not stupid and greedy like apple.

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

it's just baseless rumor for clickbait the source of that article is the imagination of the writer and his sadness because iPhone7 didnt have 3.5mm jack

7. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Yes, sammobile is loaded with people that love all thing Apple.

8. peegieislim

Posts: 68; Member since: Dec 14, 2016

Lol you just owned that12 yr old shamesung fan

9. ph00ny

Posts: 2033; Member since: May 26, 2011

Except they're filled with rumors to get clicks up. No one knows what the new S8 is going to carry and hopefully it does come with some sick dac and headphone jack. If they do switch to no jack then they better include some sick wireless headsets with the device

10. iushnt

Posts: 3108; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Samsung really got so big. All are comparing things with Samsung now a days.

16. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Right there! Samsung has become the benchmark of the smartphone industry.

6. syam7863

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 15, 2016

I thought sony and samsung already had their wireless bluetooth albeit sony's ear thingy was quite weird.

14. ph00ny

Posts: 2033; Member since: May 26, 2011

They do but the underlying bluetooth audio technology still sucks. Hopefully bluetooth 5.0 provides for higher quality audio transmission

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

you know an headphone is overhype when it have articles about: - it's rumored - it's leaked - it's launched - it's delayed - it's coming next month - it's coming next week - it's on transit - you can buy it at...

11. Tizo101

Posts: 545; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

they are probably paid to hype Apple products... I just don't accept their biased opinion about other products. Otherwise, they can report away with whatever.

12. Saioofi

Posts: 343; Member since: May 23, 2014

Just because Apple released something that you cannot afford and others think is good doesn't mean they're biased; PA just doing they're thing and that is writing articles about the latest tech and rumors so chill your tits:)

15. Tizo101

Posts: 545; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

"Afford" what makes you think I can't afford electronics? grow up already - they are bias and that's it

13. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

The world is waiting.

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