AirPods Launch on Apple Store for $159 With December 21 Delivery

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    Apple's AirPods are now available to order from the company's online store for $159.00, following weeks of speculation on exactly when the wireless headphones would launch. Originally, the AirPods were going to debut in "late October," but Apple delayed the launch for unspecified reasons.

    In the official press release, Apple mentioned that the AirPods will begin arriving at Apple retail stores, Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers beginning sometime next week. Shipment will begin in "limited quantities" at launch, and Apple encourages customers to continue checking its online store for updates on availability and shipping estimates.

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    Now, users can order the Bluetooth-enabled headphones, which provide up to 5 hours of music playback and high-quality sound through a "seamless and automatic connection" between the AirPods and an iPhone. To charge the AirPods, the included travel case doubles as a charging station that provides up to 24 hours of battery life for the headphones.
    The new W1 chip inside the AirPods allows for seamless connection with devices in Apple's ecosystem, so that they connect instantly whenever the rechargeable battery case is flipped open near an iOS device. When in the user's ears, the AirPods "know when you are listening" and will subsequently pause music when they're taken out of an ear. Playback controls are left to Siri-enabled voice commands, which are brought up by double-tapping on the buds.

    Included with the AirPods is a Lightning cable used to charge the carrying case, and the headphones require Apple devices running iOS 10, watchOS 3 or macOS Sierra. Buy your own AirPods now at Apple.com for $159.00. Deliveries are currently estimated to begin arriving on December 21 in the United States.

    Update 7:16 AM: Delivery estimates in the U.S. have slipped to December 29.

    Update 7:30 AM: Delivery estimates in the U.S. have now slipped to "4 weeks."

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    VapourwAir no more!

    They're not for me, but I hope everyone excited by these enjoys them.
     
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  6. andyjam macrumors regular

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    Faith restored.

    Deliveries from next Monday here in Australia.
     
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    Ordered in Canada, Delivery Tuesday December 20th
     
  13. rock6079 macrumors 6502

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    Just stumbled on this by coincidence on apple's site about 20 minutes ago! Ordered two :) Can't wait!

    Looks like Gruber was right!
     
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    And they deliver before Christmas. Wow.

    Now how bout that 5k? :)
     
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    Looking forward to hearing about them, once real people have tried them. I can't imagine how they'll remain in your ears if you're moving around.
     
  17. dsampley macrumors 6502

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    I just ordered mine as well. Really surprised that they will arrive before Christmas.
     
  18. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    dunno there is not much of a wait. one week
     
  19. ghostface147 macrumors 68030

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    Maybe I'll get some during the next iPhone cycle
     
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    So much for the "synchronization problems".

    Too many fake stories aimed at stock manipulation about AAPL.

    PS: they will sell tons. My "pop tech benchmark" (girlfriend) wants a pair, desperately
     
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    luckily i got a twitter notification from 9to5mac...otherwise i would of logged off..phew
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    yeah very happy with this
     
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    How do you know that wasn't the case. Clearly there was an issue that caused a protracted delay
     
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    Good on Apple.
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    For those who buy the product, let us know how it works for ya.
     

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