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Apr 12, 2001

Apple today introduced new wireless over-ear headphones called AirPods Max, and delivery estimates have already slipped into 2021 on


AirPods Max in all five color options, including space gray, silver, green, sky blue, and pink, are now estimated for delivery in 12-14 weeks. While the estimates could change at any time, this means the AirPods Max are currently backordered until March. (Oddly enough, faster shipping remains available with engraving, while supplies last.)

AirPods Max feature a meshed headband with a stainless steel frame that connects to memory foam ear cups. Apple says the headband is designed to distribute weight and reduce on-head pressure. Like the Apple Watch, the AirPods Max have a Digital Crown for volume control, audio playback, answering or ending phone calls, and activating Siri. There is also a noise control button for switching between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode.

AirPods Max feature a 40-mm Apple-designed dynamic driver that is said to provide "rich, deep bass, accurate mid-ranges, and crisp, clean high-frequency extension." Each ear cup is equipped with Apple's H1 chip for "computational audio" to deliver the "highest quality listening experience possible," according to Apple.

AirPods Max feature up to 20 hours of battery life with Active Noise Cancellation and spatial audio enabled, and a five-minute charge delivers 1.5 hours of listening time.

For more details about AirPods Max, read our announcement coverage. For those who have already ordered, there is a running forum thread to discuss your AirPods Max pre-orders.

Article Link: AirPods Max Now Backordered Until March in All Colors [Updated]
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macrumors 6502
Sep 22, 2019
Just here for the comments saying they're only selling out because Apple under-produced to make it look like they were popular but in reality, only ten people have bought one AND IT'S ALL A CONSPIRACY AND STEVE JOBS WOULD NEVER DO THIS!

Johnny Steps

macrumors 6502a
Jun 29, 2011
People shouldn’t be too surprised by this. While I’m sure a lot can outright pay the price, remember that many finance products through the Apple Card or other credit cards like the Chase My Plan. These features make expensive products appear more accessible for customers.
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