First New AirPods Orders Now Shipping, With Deliveries From Tuesday

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple customers who ordered new AirPods last week on the same day they were announced have been receiving shipping notifications over the weekend with delivery dates beginning Tuesday, March 26.


    People who ordered the second-generation AirPods on Wednesday as soon as they appeared on Apple's online store were quoted delivery dates between March 26-28. Looking at the AirPods order status thread on the MacRumors forums, some customers in the US are saying they have subsequently been given March 27 as a confirmed ship date, but this seems to depend on which courier they've been assigned.

    There are a few scattered reports in the UK of customers receiving Monday delivery dates from some couriers, which means their AirPods could potentially arrive before Apple's "It's Showtime" event, scheduled to take place later today at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (or 5.00 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time) at the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park, Cupertino, California.

    However, given that the new AirPods require OS versions that Apple has yet to publicly release, they probably won't be able to use all the new features until later in the day. The second-generation AirPods require iOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, and macOS Mojave 10.14.4, and Apple is expected to release these updates during or shortly after its services-focused keynote.

    Apple's new second-generation AirPods don't have any of the exciting new features that were rumored like a new black color and health updates, but they're a solid upgrade over the previous version.

    There's a new H1 wireless chip inside that powers hands-free "Hey Siri" functionality so you don't need to tap to access the voice assistant. The AirPods are also able to switch between devices two times faster when playing music, and there's an extra hour of talk time, bringing total talk time to three hours.

    The new Wireless Charging Case allows the AirPods to charge using Qi-based wireless charging accessories, and it perhaps heralds the upcoming launch of the AirPower.

    As of today, AirPods shipping time on Apple's online store is listed as 3-5 business days, with a 7-10 day wait for AirPods with Wireless Charging Case. Apple will likely have some stock of the new AirPods models in its retail stores later this week for those who were unable to order and receive a March delivery date.

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  2. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2012
    Swindon, England
    Mine are slated for a 10am delivery tomorrow - UK. Haven't heard of any UK customers receiving today. If so then they should be able to track the delivery trucks by now
  3. kildraik macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2006
  4. dumastudetto macrumors 68040

    Aug 28, 2013
    These new AirPods look incredible. I'm especially looking forward to that H1 chip, improved audio quality and wireless charging capabilities. I can't wait to receive my order tomorrow.
  5. penajmz macrumors 68040


    Sep 11, 2008
    New York City
  6. Moony_D macrumors newbie


    Mar 25, 2019
    Peacefull World
  7. cardfan macrumors 68000

    Mar 23, 2012
    Apple's new second-generation AirPods don't have any of the exciting new features that were rumored like a new black color and health updates, but they're a solid upgrade over the previous version.

    Don’t agree with that. A black color and health updates are exciting and new internals as well as wireless charging are not??
  8. Chopper read macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2014
    Can’t wait to get mine. My first pair so lots of exciting features for me. I waited a few months for these and I know other first time buyers that have been waiting.
  9. WatchFromAfar macrumors 68000


    Jan 26, 2017
    So it's come to this......
  10. ke-iron macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2014
    Improved audio quality?
  11. tmanto02 macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2011
  12. calstanford macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2014
    Hong Kong
    I lost my old ones three and a half months ago and was eagerly waiting to replace them with a new model. Finally arriving tomorrow!
  13. robk64 macrumors newbie


    Aug 21, 2006
    "...with deliveries from Tuesday" because some thought that 'from' and 'beginning' were synonymous.
  14. macman312 macrumors 6502

    Oct 10, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia --> Cincinnati,OH
    Mine are arriving tomorrow (Tuesday 26th March) in Melbourne Australia.
  15. dumastudetto macrumors 68040

    Aug 28, 2013
    Yes there's a twitter thread about this saying they do sound better.

  16. djcerla macrumors 68000


    Apr 23, 2015
    Arriving tomorrow as well (No Wireless case, Italy).
  17. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    Am I the only one who is underwhelmed with AirPods? My son bought some at Christmas and I tried them in comparison to my jaybird X2's and the fit and sound quality are seriously lacking in comparison. I was hoping v2 would offer some significant improvements but it appears not. Shame as I want to like them.
  18. HoosBruce macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2013
    Darn, mine won't be here until Wednesday, when I'm already out of town haha
  19. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Hope you enjoy them but if you have first gen chances are you won't notice much difference
  20. skillwill macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2008
    Shipped. Will be delivered tomorrow. Can't wait. AirPods my favourite Apple product, glad they didn't overhaul them I like them as they are, just nice to have some improvements.
  21. badatusernames macrumors regular


    Jul 1, 2018
    Mine should arrive on Wednesday. Mainly got them because the battery in my old AirPods went bad.
  22. danmart macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2015
    Lancs, UK
    I’m sure we’ll have many first-hand comparisons in quality tomorrow...
  23. newtestleper macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2013
    Slipping to will be seen a lot today and tomorrow. Stand by.
  24. IIGS User macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2019
    Of course the obligatory mention of AirPower in the headline.

    AirPower is nothing but an invention of the Russian intelligence services conjured up to prevent BREXIT.

    What's funny is, people of all political stripes will interpret this comment as they see fit. It's just meant to be humorous.
  25. TwoBytes macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    Tim? Is that you?

    no sound quality, black colour (I'm sure that's a 2020 $50 price hike alone) health features??

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