Two months after their official release, you still need to wait up to 6 weeks for Apple's AirPods


Two months after the launch of the Apple Airpods, you would think that Apple has finally caught with the initial demand and you can just walk in a store and get yourself a pair.

You might be lucky to find them in some stores, but it is more likely that you will not as Apple just cannot seem to make enough of the truly wireless white buds. Despite all the criticism towards their toothbrush-like looks and dental floss-like case, the AirPods just seem to be in huge demand as shipping time for the buds remain painfully slow.

It will take up to 6 weeks until it is able to fulfill an order for the AirPods that you place today.

The Apple AirPods cost $170 and if they fit in your ear (they fit most, but not all types of ears well), they do not actually fall off easily, have a couple of neat smart features like the auto-pause when you take one of the AirPods out and deliver a record beating 5+ hour battery life. The convenient and tiny case provides an additional 24 hours of charge as well.

While competitors like Samsung with its Gear IconX wireless buds have been dropping prices, it seems that Apple does not suffer from any shortage of demand.

You can buy Apple's AirPods here | Read our full AirPods review here



source: Apple Store

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25 Comments

1. AmirBudi

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

"While competitors like Samsung with its Gear IconX wireless buds have been dropping prices, it seems that Apple does not suffer from any shortage of demand."

10. Acdc1a

Posts: 477; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Considering you can do Bose for the same or less money it takes a special kind of blind loyalty...

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Icon X don't compete against the AirPod. The Icon X are Fitness Headphones. They have a specific purpose beyond music. They are for people who wo out. I go to Xsport 3 times per week and I have yet to see anyone working out in AirPod's

2. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Apple FTW!

3. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I love my airpods. Its been my favorite product from Apple in a long time.

12. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

How does 2 weeks translate to a long time?

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It says 6 weeks. Can you not read or count?

23. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Huh? Assuming bucky has it on launch date, AirPods was available two weeks prior.

17. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

huh? read my comment again.

4. AlikMalix unregistered

I'm beginning to see them, but still rarely.

5. peace247 unregistered

They are very well executed but still to me they look pretty wierd when I see someone wearing them.

6. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

People have to wait 6 weeks not that apple is selling a lot! They are not selling that well, they are waiting till they reach a certain amount of orders before executing them! These are just tricks people.........so people will have the urge to buy.......that's how a herd works!

7. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

You mean...hungry strategy?

8. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

You mean demand. And I don't blame them for taking it somewhat slowly. It's a completely new product for them so they tested the waters.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Huh? Testing what waters? The product was delayed do to manufacturing issues. Obviously this issue still exists so they can't make them all that fast. This has nothing to do with any demand. There is no huge demand. People can buy other options and have been. Whoever Appel is using can't make them in the quantities they need. Its not worth it to ship maybe a few thousand at a time. Wait for at least a million before you spend money to ship makes more sense. Its just like going to a bank ATM that is not your bank. Are you going to pay a high fee for $20? or will you get more and pay the same fee to make it worth it?

18. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

There is more demand than anticipated no matter which way you look at it. This is the first wireless headphone apple has released and its a departure from what mainstream earbuds look like. I would definitely release in smaller quantities initially.

9. Derekjeter

Posts: 1555; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

No difference in sound quality from the EarPods in my 7 plus. Why on earth would anyone buy them. You can get much better sound quality from other for the same price.

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

At least you're honest. What I was trying to find was the response of the. That was a deal breaker for me. Basically no bass. Just highs. I don't like my music screaming in my ears. I like for treble to be dulled a bit from some bass. No bass no buy. I tested them and they sound "slightly" better than the corded options. But they certainly are not worth $160. My BOSE Sport cost me $149, my Icon X were $199. I paid $179 for my PowerBeat 3. They all sound way better. Beats is just beats. Crappy sound high cost overall. But sound way better than Apple's options. I don't undetsnad how Apple bought a company that makes headphones, yet still make crappy headphones.

11. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

That's because Apple has made the best EarPods available today, so demand exceeds supply.

21. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

It can mean that sure, but experience with Apple indicates that they are very fond of creating artificial scarcity when there is none, to make their products seem in high demand. Which it truly is, only Apple knows.

13. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Apple is always two years ahead its competitors.

22. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

2 years ahead with what? Please be a man en specify!

24. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Switching account warrior confirmed. Your comments always makes idiotic and always let everyone get misunderstanding about Myx. Dear nature, when your body is ready for putting salts? Sorry Myx, we misunderstanding you that you using 2 accounts.

25. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Dear batmite*

20. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I would like to find some EarPod style earbuds. Wireless but nothing expensive. Some of the in the ear style gets on my nerves. Any ideas?

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