AirPods to be Available in Apple Retail Stores Starting Monday Morning

Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

    MacRumors

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    #1
    [​IMG]


    Apple will begin selling AirPods in its retail stores starting on Monday, December 19, according to a retail source that shared the news with MacRumors. Apple is currently informing stores about the imminent launch and shipping product to retail locations.

    Apple previously announced that AirPods would be in stores next week, but did not give specific information on when the in-store launch would take place. In addition to retail stores, carrier stores and Apple Authorized Resellers will also be receiving stock.

    [​IMG]

    AirPods first went on sale online on Tuesday, December 13, but supplies were highly limited. Delivery estimates slipped to four weeks within an hour and a half, and orders placed now won't ship out for six weeks.

    Customers who were lucky enough to be able to place an AirPods order right when they became available will start to receive shipments early next week, but for those who weren't able to make an order, in store purchase will be the only option for getting AirPods in time for the holidays. Apple has already started charging credit cards and shipments have already started going out in Australia ahead of December 19 delivery dates.

    Given how quickly AirPods sold out online, in-store supplies are likely to be limited, but Apple says its retail locations will be receiving regular AirPods shipments going forward.

    Article Link: AirPods to be Available in Apple Retail Stores Starting Monday Morning
     
  2. jdillings macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2015
    #2
    I got a bad feeling about these being rushed to market the week before Christmas
     
  3. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Location:
    cherry point
    #3
    well this is good news for me because now i can stroll into my local best buy or tmobile after picking up some chickfila and grab a pair and cancel the ones i ordered scheduled for the 12th. This happens to me every launch of every product. I preorder usually getting a couple weeks out but then go to my local spots and always end up with the product day one. Hopefully I just have to go to best buy since it is the closest.
     
  4. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

    Aluminum213

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2012
    #4
    YAAAAASSSSS


    can't wait to pick it, FINALLY, on monday
     
  5. Count Blah macrumors 68040

    Count Blah

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2004
    Location:
    US of A
    #5
    So the pointing and laughing begins on Tuesday?
     
  6. jterp7 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2011
    #6
    Watch bestbuy get them first in store. Thats actually where i got my wifes ipad 3. Just walked in and bought, no more than 5 mins tops.
     
  7. technorganic macrumors newbie

    technorganic

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2016
    #7
    Can't wait to hear about the issues on Tuesday
     
  8. Pootmatoot macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2014
    #8
    Have any of the early testers posted about video/audio sync?

    No other bluetooth speakers or headphones have cured that lag yet... but they're usually aimed at audio alone, so the issue doesn't matter. I suspect iPhone users might be a little surprised if they can't watch Youtube on the bus.
     
  9. Suckfest 9001 macrumors 65816

    Suckfest 9001

    Joined:
    May 31, 2015
    Location:
    Canada
    #9
    cant wait to see people walking around looking like they have cotton hanging out of their ears
     
  10. andy.ringwood Suspended

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2016
    #10
    They haven't been rushed to market. They've been delayed nearly two months. There were never any hardware issues with them, just manufacturing issues.
     
  11. imaginex20 macrumors 65816

    imaginex20

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    #11
    The macworld hands on video of the AirPods tested the audio syncing by watching a YouTube video and the audio was in sync with the video.

    I have the PowerBeats 3 and the audio and video are in sync.

    Edit: Just tested with PowerBeats 2 also, and the audio and video are in sync.
     
  12. andy.ringwood Suspended

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2016
    #12
    LOL.

    SOMEONE'S JELLY.
     
  13. wozmatic macrumors 6502

    wozmatic

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2014
    #13
    Lol dog toys.. Anyway yeah I'm putting money on a huge amount of issues on these

    Clearly they are desperately getting them out for Christmas
     
  14. Suckfest 9001 macrumors 65816

    Suckfest 9001

    Joined:
    May 31, 2015
    Location:
    Canada
    #14
    that's not entirely true. most good bluetooth audio devices use aptx and use certain techniques to line up the video with the audio.
    --- Post Merged, Dec 15, 2016 ---
    with my 1000 dollars in audio equipment, im totally jealous of apple's wireless earpods

    LOL.

    SOMEONE ORDERED THESE AND HAS BUYER'S REMORSE.
     
  15. jerry16 macrumors regular

    jerry16

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2016
    Location:
    across the universe
    #15
    Oh, just in time for the wireless future!

    /s

    If you're going to kill a standard, at least be ready. Apple knew for how long they were removing the 3.5mm jack but still couldn't manage to get these out in the promised timeframe.

    Why does a company this size struggle so much with timeliness?
     
  16. andy.ringwood, Dec 15, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2016

    andy.ringwood Suspended

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2016
    #16
    Hahah. Not at all. I've never been more excited for an Apple product and a lot of people are saying the same thing. Apart from people like you, JELLY.
     
  17. Xi Xone macrumors member

    Xi Xone

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2016
    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    #17
    It would help a lot if they were black...
     
  18. 0815 macrumors 68000

    0815

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2010
    Location:
    here and there but not over there
    #18
    as long as they won't explode ...
     
  19. andy.ringwood Suspended

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2016
    #19
    Again. No. You know the pre-release models had next to no issues, or none at all.

    Apple fixes any hardware issues months ago. It was a manufacturing problem, nothing else.
     
  20. profets macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2009
    #20
    As opposed to cotton with strings connected to it like we've been used to for 15 years?
     
  21. Pootmatoot macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2014
    #21
    It's solved then? My only personal experience is trying to get a quality portable solution for wireless speakers for a portable projector last year... everything non-wired (or wifi) was maddening with that fractional delay. It literally induced nausea.
     
  22. Suckfest 9001 macrumors 65816

    Suckfest 9001

    Joined:
    May 31, 2015
    Location:
    Canada
    #22
    exhibit A: why apple can continue selling garbage for hundreds of dollars past reasonable amounts
     
  23. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
  24. profets macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2009
    #24
    I guess I'll try in store next week, since my "preparing to ship" / delivery dec 20th order suddenly turned into "processing items" / delivery dec 28th.
     
  25. Suckfest 9001 macrumors 65816

    Suckfest 9001

    Joined:
    May 31, 2015
    Location:
    Canada
    #25
    Maybe. They might blend in better

    hey man, better sound quality with wires

    I do believe it is solved, yes, assuming your device is "good enough" to support the required technologies.

    By wireless, I'm assuming your portable wireless speakers used Bluetooth?
     

Share This Page