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Apr 12, 2001

Tomorrow is the official launch date of the AirPods 3 and accessories like Apple's $19 Polishing Cloth, and orders have now started shipping out to customers ahead of the Tuesday delivery day.


Multiple Twitter users and MacRumors readers have confirmed that their AirPods 3 shipped today after sitting at the "Preparing to Ship" status for several days.

We've also heard from several people that their Polishing Cloths are on the way. The $19 Polishing Cloth is one of Apple's most constrained items at the current time and orders placed today will not arrive until well into January. Stores are not carrying the Polishing Cloth at this time, and it is not clear if retail locations will have stock tomorrow.

As for the AirPods 3, those are more widely available. Orders placed today will deliver next week, and Apple retail locations are expected to have stock tomorrow. AirPods 3 are priced at $179.

AirPods 3 reviews just came out today and were highly positive, with reviewers praising the new and improved contoured fit, the optimized sound quality, the Adaptive EQ and Spatial Audio features, and the long battery life.

Article Link: AirPods 3 and Polishing Cloth Orders Begin Shipping Out to Customers
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macrumors 6502a
Nov 4, 2013
Polishing cloth deficit is the most miserable thing I have seen in life:))) I think the world is doomed


macrumors regular
Nov 12, 2014
I’m hoping that next year they release the polishing cloth in space gray and abyss blue.
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macrumors 6502a
Dec 28, 2007
I don’t get the polishing cloth hype

I initially wanted to get one as a gag gift, but they sold out to my bewilderment ?

Polishing cloth deficit is the most miserable thing I have seen in life:))) I think the world is doomed

Well, this and the one that comes with the Pro Display XDR and nano textured iMacs are the ONLY APPROVED polishing cloths to clean nano textured glass, and Apple specifically said DO NOT USE ANY OTHER CLOTHS to wipe these display.

Hence many people probably bought like 4 or 5 of these cloths as backups. Hence it’s sold out.
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macrumors 68000
Jan 1, 2008
Once my airpod 2's batteries run out going to have to put some serious thought into airpods 3 vs Pros. Hoping the pros 2 are out by that time.


macrumors member
Sep 7, 2019
Please just make the polishing cloth go away - so many Nanas out there will be duped into thinking this is a good Xmas present. SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE NANAS!
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