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