Apple's AirPods could hit the shelves in the next few days?

Apple's AirPods could hit the shelves in the next few days?
Back in October, Apple announced that it was delaying the release of its wireless Bluetooth AirPods. Recently, we told you that a problem with sound being captured by the two wireless earpieces was one of the issues that caused the delay of the product's launch. Another problem is that the microphone on the device is allowing too much background noise to go through. There was talk that since some in the media had already reviewed the product, Apple's reputation was on the line. In addition, the company risked losing a ton of revenue that it could have earned during the holiday shopping season.

All through last month, there was talk that the AirPods would still be released before December was out. Early last month, sources told us to expect the accessory to be hitting the market before the end of the year. That report dovetailed with an authorized Apple reseller who had heard the same thing. And of course, who would know better than Apple CEO Tim Cook, who said at the end of November that the AirPods would be launched within the next few weeks.

Throw in UI designer Jon Gruber's name among those calling for a December release of the AirPods. The connected Gruber mentioned this on his podcast that his sources who work for Apple Retail are telling him that the product could be released in the next few days. Apple expects to sell quite a few of the AirPods at $159, especially since the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus do not have a 3.5mm earphone jack. Considering the number of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus units sold, Apple has a ready made audience to sell to.


source: TheTalkShow via BGR

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12 Comments

1. cmdacos

Posts: 3818; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Sounds like they will be pushed out with bugs to hit xmas sales and users can beta test the troubles into the new year.

2. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

I will gladly take the chance and part with the $$$ to be an early adopter. I've been eagerly awaiting the AirPods!

4. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Me too. I'm grabbing them for sure. Done with cables.

11. Wolf_Blitza

Posts: 64; Member since: May 30, 2014

me too, i'd love to spend the extra cash to be seen as an early adopter of AirPods, buggy or not.

6. ph00ny

Posts: 1986; Member since: May 26, 2011

Why? Apparently based on some early hands on, they sound just like the earpods?

12. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1297; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Don't worry. Apple said they're better so those susceptible to the reality distortion field will magically hear unicorns and fairies.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not a chance. Looking like Ben Stiller in There's Something About Mary. Those thing are ugly, just rock an LG Tone, and its all good.

5. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Those are huge and ugly. Might as well just wear cans and get good audio if you're wearing that size. I'd go jaybird freedoms long before those.

9. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 960; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Those are very hideous. Anyone with one of those perched on their shoulders is the exact mirror image of a d-bag.

7. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Could hit the shelves and stay there. Now if there was a such thing as a mini mini mini mini mini miniature golf course......

8. Foxgabanna

Posts: 576; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

They sound just like the EarPods that come with your iPhone? Smh

10. palmguy

Posts: 955; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

In He-Man's voice...... I HAVE THE COURAGE!

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