AirPods sound great on paper, but the problem is you just can't grab those things yet. In a not-so-typical fashion, Apple announced them, but said they will launch some time in October. Well, Halloween came and went, but the AirPods are still playing ghost, while Apple issued a statement that the launch will be delayed because "we don’t believe in shipping a product before it’s ready."So far so good, the
We're ready to go any time. We've got a few pairs for customer demonstration that we're just waiting on the word to start with."That's boilerplate PR talk for "something was not right and will take some time to fix," but yesterday a rumor emerged that the AirPods might be greatly delayed for January 2017. Apparently, that won't be the case, tip insiders, and Apple is still on track to launch them this year. Moreover, according to one retail source, "
Now, whether this means that the launch will happen next week, or on Christmas, is anyone's guess at this point, so if you are in the market for truly wireless buds, check out some of the best AirPods alternatives we've outlined for you below.