You Can Now Buy Apple AirPods – Shipping on December 22 [Update: Shipping in 4 Weeks]
Apple AirPods are now available to purchase from the Apple Store. You can expect the earphones to ship on December 22nd.
Apple AirPods Are Finally Available After a Long Wait
Originally announced alongside iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the AirPods are finally available to purchase directly from Apple Store. Costing $159, they’re not cheap. But given the amount of technology they pack under the hood, the price is somewhat warranted.
If you want to place the order right now, and I personally suggest you do it right away, then you can do so by heading over to this link. Do keep in mind since the order page just went live, that December 22nd date is going to slip very, very fast. A lot of people have been expecting these earphones therefore do not think for a moment your laziness will land you a pair before Christmas.
The AirPods are truly wireless earbuds that work over Bluetooth and features Apple’s W1 chip for pairing across devices. On the battery front, you can expect up to 24 hours of listening thanks to the carrying case doubling as a battery pack. So yes, if you are not listening to anything, you can rest assured your earphones will grab a charge while they rest in their case.
Inside the AirPods packaging you can expect the AirPods themselves, the battery carrying case as well as a Lightning cable for charging. The earphones do not ship with a charger, but we’re certain you have one those already lying around, do you? Of course you do.
The device even features gestures, allowing you to double tap in order to invoke Siri. If you are into virtual assistants a lot, then this might be something that will appeal to you a lot.
There has been a lot of talk in the tech space regarding why the AirPods have been delayed. Apparently, it boils down to how the earphones handle multiple Bluetooth connections. After all, each AirPod is a dedicated device on its own that has to connect with the iPhone or iPad. Now though, it seems everything has been well sorted out and Apple is all set to ship its flagship earphones to customers.
Just keep one thing in mind: make sure you place the order on time otherwise that shipping date will slip by a huge margin. But given how close we are to Christmas, there is a possibility Apple might end up shipping the earphones in large quantities than usual.
Just don’t hesitate.
Update: As expected, the AirPods are selling like hotcakes. The current delivery estimates suggest you won’t be able to get them before Christmas. In fact, at the time of updating this post, the delivery estimates were sitting at 4 weeks.