As previously rumoured, Apple AirPods have launched sales at Apple retail stores today, and many Canadians lined up to nab a pair as online sales have sold out until late January 2017.
Based on what the iPhone in Canada nation has told us, at the Ottawa Rideau Apple Store, 40-50 people lined up for AirPods (via @aplinvestigator) this morning.
Meanwhile, the Mapleview Burlington store had zero stock this AM (via @IAmDanBratt), and the Eaton Centre location in Toronto has zero stock (via @_adamvv). Reader Peter was the first in line at the Yorkdale Apple Store, and noted Apple had set a limit of two pairs per person, as the line was only eight deep earlier this morning.
At the West Edmonton Mall Apple Store, six people lined up about 40 minutes ago, but sadly staff said no stock was available (via @DustinC0ffman).
As for those that ordered online, numerous readers have received theirs today, one day earlier than their expected December 20th delivery date. Our own AirPods are scheduled to arrive three days earlier than anticipated, coming tomorrow via FedEx.
According to real-time stock checker iStockNow, AirPods aren’t showing in stock at Apple Stores in both Canada and the USA, or most likely stock hasn’t stayed on shelves long enough to register.
Did you get your AirPods yet? How to you like them so far?