Beats X Availability. Sooner than Later.

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  1. Korican100 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, so if you don't like the Beats X, obviously this threads not for you. Airpod guys, I dont have any info for you either.

    So as you know, there are two hard dates that were out there in the ether quoted from B&H Photo and Fry's electronics. Fry's quoted a ship date of Dec 8th, while B&HPhoto quoted a ship date of Dec 16th.

    Well B&HPhoto recently overhauled their website for blackfriday and removed the quoted ship date to "Expected Availability: Not available". Everyone was like, ahh crap.

    Well, I just got off of live chat with B&H Photo, and they just quoted me this:
    So looks like Fry's ship date was correct, or B&HPhoto will have them by next week ready to ship out.

    Take this with a grain of salt of course, but this is giving me some good hope to have this on my head pretty soon.
     
  2. andy.ringwood Suspended

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    Of course I'll take it like a grain of salt. I'm not believing anyone apart from Apple when it comes to AirPods and the BeatsX. There have been way too many rumours.
     
  3. Korican100 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well they have to be getting their information from somewhere. I would like to hope they aren't changing their expected ship date from Dec to 16th to perhaps the first week of december because its "on a whim"

    Im pessimistic too, but for some reason Im getting a glimmer of hope here.
     
  4. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    What makes you think their information is from a reliable source. It could be just them guessing or estimating the date. I very much doubt they would have information from Apple when Apple themselves have not updated their site or made an official announcements. Third party retailers are notorious for putting made up dates and or giving inaccurate or incorrect information. I very much doubt a customer service employee for a third party retailer knows anymore then we do.
     
  5. Korican100 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Third party vendors also get their information straight from apple. Lets not forget there is a lot of coordination to get these sold in the first place. Why wouldn't Apple want to maximize opportunity for profit by providing retailers reasonable time frames to sell their products. Especially if they are allowing pre-orders. B&H Photo is a pretty legit website. And as aforementioned, I woudn't hope they would change their date from mid december to the first of the week on a whim.

    Also, there are german websites quoting the same date range:
    https://www.cyberport.de/beats-x-in-ear-kopfhoerer-schwarz-B628-06T_11442.html
     
  6. OutSpoken macrumors 6502a

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    Well all i know is the apple uk site says coming Autumn. Correct me if I'm wrong but winter officially starts the month of December, so does that mean we will see a release in the next couple of days??
     
  7. andy.ringwood Suspended

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    Winter officially starts 21st of December so I'm REALLY hoping we get AirPods and BeatsX before then.
     
  8. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I'm not saying B&H Photo are not legitimate as I'm very familiar with them and know they are a reputable dealer. That doesn't mean they know any more then us. It also doesn't mean an online customer service person knows what they're talking about. I've seen many examples of customer service assistants before whether on the phone, online or in a bricks and mortar store saying one thing but the truth being something different. Either they're guessing, assuming or saying what the customer wants to hear. You give too much credence to what you have been told. If you choose to believe it then more power to you but I for one will air on the side of caution and wait until Apple gives the official line regards the release date.
     
  9. PurpleSookie macrumors member

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    Well Pharrell Williams did a Beatsx tweet today, surely can't be that far away.
     
  10. Korican100 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'd definitely say thats a good sign! thanks for the heads up!
     
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    Local target stores already have hooks and places for the on shelves to store so I would say it will be in soon.
     
  12. cagcody macrumors regular

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    I was just in Target and saw this. Wondered if it meant we were getting close!
     
  13. Korican100 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    holy shihtzu. Its really happening then. B&H was right.
     
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    Hmm, I wonder if that was quoted for another place other than the US. It seems like that guy is from the US, but I wonder if that certain booth was touting a non-us date.

    I say that because BeatsByDreSupport twitter profile tweeted 5 hours ago to a japanese guy asking for a release date on the beats X. They quoted him a 2017 date as well, but linked him to the japanese website.
    I hope that they are quoting the 2017 date for non US places.

    It just seems odd to me that target would make physical placeholders on their shelves for a product coming out in spring 2017. Or if a huge reputable dealer changed their date from December 16th for pre-orders to quoting the first week of december.

    I want to believe in the latter here.
     
  16. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    what he say?
     
  17. PurpleSookie macrumors member

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    Imagine a world with no strings. #BeatsX #GotNoStrings @beatsbydre beats.is/gotnostrings
     
  18. darthbane2k macrumors 6502

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    Yep - we can only 'imagine' with this product being straight vaporware.

    No seriously - No strings? Theres a rather long string in between both earbuds of the BeatsX
     
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    Well sounds like they missed their "Coming This Spring" deadline... so for all us Americans, don't hold your breath that "Coming this Fall" means we'll have them by December 21.

    Bummer. The Aussies are always a day ahead of us with the bad news... LOL
     
  21. BruiserBear macrumors 6502a

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    It's very strange to watch Apple struggling to get a product like this out within a reasonable time frame. Like, how could we still not have a date? I don't recall ever seeing something like this happen with Apple before.
     
  22. chriscrowlee macrumors 65816

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    Me neither. It's a complete joke and a slap in the face to everyone who bought the headphone jack-less iPhone (and paid the raised price) relying on apples promise that they'd only have to wait 30 days for the airpods. A complete farce.
     
  23. 916Kev macrumors newbie

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    I'll probably pick these up. I'm coming from a pair of Jaybirds. Hope they drop soon!
     
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