Will Airpods be released 10/28?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by ILowry82, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. ILowry82 macrumors regular

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    They promised late October. There is an apple event scheduled for the 27th to announce MacBook updates. Seems like the perfect time to announce that airpods go on sale the following day.
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    That's my thinking. The 28th is late as it can likely be in my opinion. Will be ordering a pair.
     
  3. vikingjunior macrumors 65816

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    I hope I can walk into Apple Store Friday and walk out with a pair.
     
  4. comptr macrumors 68000

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    I wonder if the beats X is going to be realized the same day too.
     
  5. lawful macrumors member

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    It is not acceptable to control the volume through Siri
     
  6. terandle macrumors newbie

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    Get a watch
     
  7. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    Obviously it is acceptable, otherwise nobody would buy them.
     
  8. Gzalito macrumors regular

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    Im surprised that allegedly one week to the "launch" no site are naming then.. no leak... no nothing.. I think that if they were to be available the 28th all the apple sites would already had been posting the news
     
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    It is a little eerie how quiet things are considering how high the demand is expected to be. I wouldn't be surprised if the date slips into November to properly ramp up production. Funny how in the Apple Store app when you look at the Beats X it says Fall but the airpods just say unavailable. Only the website says "late October".
     
  10. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68020

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    I think that production will have ramped up already. It may not be a mainstream release but people will want these in their xmas stocking so Apple will be well prepared for big orders
     
  11. edlex macrumors 68000

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    My point is that they may want to delay only to assure sufficient quantities are available once they go live. Apple doesn't want another Apple Pencil debacle on their hands. A lot of people are going to buy these and not just Apple owners. The fact that Christmas is right around the corner doesn't help either.
     
  12. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Just hope it's available straight away

    I imagine it would be as we have been waiting since iPhone keynote. Be interesting how much stock they have.
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    Not an issue for those with an Apple Watch. I'm sure apple see these air pods for people who they view would already have an Apple Watch.
     
  13. lawful macrumors member

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    I have Apple Watch, but simply do not use it every day. I like to Exchange watches.
     
  14. twinlight macrumors 6502a

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    I sure hope they will be available after the event. I am waiting for them to become available so I can order the 7 plus.
     
  15. vikingjunior macrumors 65816

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    Give it time Apple will implement volume control into AirPod.
     
  16. AlphaHumanus macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think volume control will be as simple as an update, which doesn't help early adopters.
     
  17. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. The only way to interact with the Airpods is by tapping, and the accelerometers then identify that tapping. There is only one way Apple can use the tapping for volume controls, especially since the controls would have to be usable while listening to just one Airpod, and it is clunky at best. I'm sure Apple could program in some kind of three, four, five tap recognition for music controls; it just doesn't seem like something they'd actually do though.

    What would be neat is if in the second version they were able to design it in such a way that the bottom .25-.5" of the Airpod rotated around the central chamber, and let you adjust the volume that way. It'd be kind of like the Digital Crown for the Airpod. That, or program into the W2 chip some kind of ambient noise monitoring that would dynamically adjust the volume of the headphones to keep the loudness of the music the same no matter what environment you are in; drowning out a certain level of ambient noise. It would take some calibration of course. One can only dream!
     
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    Powerbeats3, BeatsX & AirPods all to be released on the 27th.
     
  20. Munky macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like the Airpods aren't for you then. Best of luck!
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    Oh yeah! Man, CNN was talking about that one for weeks!
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    I would love for you to be right. I'd definitely go in the store and get some immediately. However, if it is on sale asap it will probably be Friday the 28th.
     
  21. MCube74 macrumors 6502a

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    So they all will be released on the 28th Oct?

    BeatX is practically the same as the airpod but wired?
     
  22. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I'm thinking Apple will touch further on the Airpods at the Mac Keynote this week. Should know more by then.
     
  23. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    So don't purchase them. And it might be likely you can control the volume through your iPhone for the volume as well. But don't post silly remarks about how's it "Unaccetpable." I think Apple will determine what it's acceptable, not by your standards.
     
  24. profmatt macrumors 68000

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    Actually, the customer decides what is and is not acceptable to them.

    How disappointing that this thread has turned into one of those tedious Apple-is-perfect-and-above-criticism-dissent-will-not-be-tolerated threads.
     
  25. Relentless Power, Oct 24, 2016
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    Don't kid yourself. The customer has options. If you don't like the product, then move onto something that suits your needs. Don't preach what's acceptable and what isn't. Especially About a product which isn't even released As of yet, in which case the iPhone can serve as an alternative for volume control. The Airpods are a first Gen product, which will evolve over time.

    And threads have various opinions, some
    Of which those opinions you may or may not want to hear. At least those with thin skin.

    And please provide quotes on this thread where someone stated Apple is perfect and or subjected to any of this nature on this thread. I'm guessing you can't. I understand. It's not about Apple being perfect, because they are not.
     

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