Orders of Early AirPods in Canada Seeing Delayed Delivery Dates Beyond Christmas [u]

Apple launched online sales of AirPods two days ago, with early customers able to get delivery dates as early as December 20th. However, with orders now “Preparing for Shipment”, numerous customers and iPhone in Canada readers are seeing delivery dates delayed, beyond the original date promised when orders were placed.

For our order, which we placed at 6AM PST on launch, the scheduled delivery date was December 23, as shown in our order confirmation email:

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Now, checking our order in the Apple Store app, it shows a revised delivery date of December 28, a delay of five days:

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Anyone else seeing a delay in their early AirPods order? Hope you didn’t order these expecting them as a Christmas present, as it looks like some might not arrive in time.

Update 3:00PM PST: looks like things are back to normal–our December 23rd arrival date is back. 

Thanks Nick and Liam

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  • Mike

    Mine still shows Dec 20. Let’s hope it stays that way.

  • DonatelloNinjaTurtle

    Son of a… Mine was Dec 20th but now shows Dec 28th.

    C’mon..

  • natedog

    weird. Mine still says 28th. hopefully it doesn’t get bumped into 2017.

  • NickCTL

    Same here…

  • Patt

    Mine slipped from 23 to 28. Disappointed, was a Christmas gift.

  • Ray

    Still shows December 20 and is Preparing for Shipment. Whew haha!

  • NickCTL

    I got my order confirmation at 9:05am too, dunno how this can happen.

  • John Kerby

    Mine still says January 4 and I ordered it around 9am (MST) in Alberta https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d19b14580128c86b0045073edcc62c2285a318af7acab91e1eabbec99003d1d1.jpg

  • NickCTL

    Mine went from preparing for shipment, back to processing. WTF Apple

  • DonatelloNinjaTurtle

    Friend of mine who ordered 30 minutes after me also had Dec 20th ship date, and his still shows the 20th.

    Also, it does say preparing to ship. Whenever an Apple order has reached that stage the rest of the progress is usually quite quick.

  • Dave

    Mine was in at 9 EST. So far still Dec 20.

  • DonatelloNinjaTurtle

    Ah damn – it just changed to “Processing Items” when it had already said “Preparing to ship”

  • Mario Gaucher

    this morning it was still showing Dec 20… now it says Dec 29.
    and I placed my order around 9am EST

  • Mario Gaucher

    I will be in New York for Christmas… I might as well stop at one of the Apple Stores and try to snatch a pair… and return my order when back home.

  • Pablo

    Could this possibly be related to location? I’m in Toronto; it now shows “preparing shipment” and the date remains Dec. 20.

  • Mario Gaucher

    Im in Montreal and it has switched to Dec 29. There’s not 9 days difference between Toronto and Montreal… max 1 day.

  • Pablo

    You are correct. That’s quite surprising. I guess we’ll see how this plays out. Orders may still change.

  • Mario Gaucher

    It went back to Dec 20 now that the shipment is in process

  • Patt

    Whoa! Mine is now preparing for shipping, and delivery is back to the 23rd

  • DonatelloNinjaTurtle

    Well, mine went back to Dec 20 / preparing for shipment.

  • Same. Updated the post. Seems like a bug possibly.

  • JonathanM

    Mine is Dec 20 but still processing. Anyone in the same situation?

  • JonathanM

    I have the same date but mine is still stuck on processing 🙁

  • John Kerby

    My date has not changed and still says processing order shipping around January 4 nothing new on my end

  • Dave

    Mine just got marked Shipped!

  • Ray

    Mine has shipped! Woo hoo. December 20 delivery.

  • Mario Gaucher

    Just got he SMS shipping confirmation… delivery date still says dec 20. I’m happy with that