Anyone expecting an AirPods preorder cycle?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by mistermcnight, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. mistermcnight macrumors member

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    My $50 coupon from Best Buy from my delayed Apple Watch that expires on 10/14 has me wondering - do you guys think there'll be a preorder window for AirPods, or that they'll just show up in stock one day? Hoping I can use that for AirPods, though not necessarily depending on it.
     
  2. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    Thinks they'll open for pre-order but don't know for how long before available.
     
  3. zea mays macrumors 6502

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    Typically when they're cryptic about dates like that it means the end of the month. I'd be surprised to see it in the first two weeks. I hope so for your sake!
     
  4. mistermcnight thread starter macrumors member

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    If they're coming at the end of the month, and there are preorders, I would hope that the latter opens up by mid-month!
     
  5. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    Do they usually even do preorders for items like this? I thought they just became available....
     
  6. WeemanWise macrumors 6502

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    They'll become "available" and then quickly sell out for several weeks.

    I hope that the later launch date means that they are working on building up a good sized supply of them. Unfortunately I have a feeling that this won't be the case and the chances of getting a pair anytime soon will be hit and miss.
     
  7. tkukoc macrumors 6502a

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    They say an October to late October release date.. I'm banking on preorders to start end of this month or the first week of October. However, I could also see them not do preorders on this product and have it be a silent update on their website if/when they announce the new macbook pro's/ipads.
     
  8. rockyromero macrumors 6502

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    Based on the numbers, 1B iPhone users and 15M AW users, I would think the quantity of Airpods to sell would be in the range of 15M to 25M, by the end of the year.

    That's a lot of ears wanting to be filled.

    But then, that's just earsay.

     
  9. playaproved macrumors 6502

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    I check BestBuy.com and the Apple Store everyday for a AirPods preorder. I'd rather have my order locked in rather than calling/running all over the place looking for them when they release.
     

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