So I have finally seen some movement on my order placed on December 27th 2016. The fact that this happened in conjunction with the release of Firmware 3.5.1. Not to mention Apple's own historical actions... this move is highly suspect. This would suggest to me there has been some hardware revision to the now shipping AirPods. However minor, there has probably been some form of hardware change that warranted a software update to account for. Thoughts? Anyone courageous enough to rip their AirPods Apart?