Tim Cook - AirPods are coming within the "next few weeks"
MacRumors, a disgruntled iPhone 7 owner emailed Apple's CEO Tim Cook with the following message -According to
To this email, Tim Cook responded with, "Thanks for your note. Sorry for the delay---we are finalizing them and I anticipate we will begin to ship over the next few weeks." It is true that emails like this can easily be faked, but MacRumors has confirmed that the full headers for the email did in fact originate from Apple's own corporate servers. Couple this with the fact that it isn't uncommon for Apple's executive staff to respond to customer emails, and we could be looking at official confirmation from the CEO himself that AirPods will be here sooner rather than later.
AirPods were originally slated to come out back in October, and while earlier rumors suggested that they wouldn't be ready until January of 2017, all signs are pointing to an eventual release before this year is over.