BeatsX have officially been pushed back to a February release
After months and months of waiting, Apple has finally made their AirPods available for purchase. The AirPods are certainly some of the more unique-looking wireless earbuds that we've seen, and if you want to get your hands on a pair for yourself, you can now purchase them from the Apple Store for $160. One of the big selling points for the AirPods is the new W1 chip that's powering them, as it allows for enhanced sound quality, better battery life, and an easier pairing process than competing wireless solutions. Both the PowerBeats 3 and BeatsX also feature this new W1 chip, but while the PowerBeats 3 are now shipping out to customers, the BeatsX have yet to get to this stage.
an email that a customer from B&H received regarding their order of the upcoming BeatsX. In the email, B&H told the customer that they had been informed by the manufacturer of the BeatsX that the wireless earbuds wouldn't be shipping for either 2 or 3 months. Today, the listing for the BeatsX on Apple's website has been updated with the note of, "Coming February."Yesterday, we caught wind of
BeatsX will officially be released in February 2017.
The new BeatsX were expected to begin shipping this month, and there's currently no word as to what is causing the shipping delay. Some believe the W1 chip to be causing these shipping issues, but seeing as how AirPods and PowerBeats 3 are shipping with the same chipset inside of them, this likely isn't the issue.
BeatsX will cost $150 when they're made available for purchase, and unlike Apple's new AirPods, they feature a more conventional wireless earbud design.