Apple Website Says AirPods “Coming Soon”; Reseller Claims Launch Next Week


We have no idea when Apple’s new wireless AirPods will launch, as after the company delayed their planned October release, the product is just listed as “currently unavailable” on the company’s website.

But if news from German Apple reseller Conrad is to be believed, we could see AirPods launch next week, reports Google Translation of a reader’s conversation with an employee from the store claims stock will arrive on November 17, to prepare for sales to launch on November 18-19:

Hello, I have just talked with an employee of the Conrad Online Store, since I am there on 14.10 the AirPods ordered and I wanted to cancel today. According to information from the employee, they have stockpiles from 17.11, I will then have them between 18-19. November.

There may be a sign this reseller is onto something. Last night, Apple’s website listing for iPhone added “Coming soon” for the AirPods section down below; earlier this week it was not there:

Airpods coming soon

The AirPods site has long had ‘coming soon’ noted, but the fact more sections of Apple’s site are adding this, it could be a sign.

AirPods will cost $219 CAD in Canada and many believe they will be hot sellers this holiday season. They didn’t make the cut for Apple’s Holiday Gift Guide which was released this morning, but if they do launch next week, you can bet they’ll be front and centre.


  • Jake

    Actually super stoked to try these. Hate cords.

  • gerry

    I’m actually tempting, it’ll fit perfectly under my winter toque without the inconvenience of the corded buds or my bulky power beats.

  • Mario Gaucher

    I really like the EarPods… those are my favorite… but I hate cords also.
    I will definitively buy the AirPods as soon as they are available.

    “Coming soon” has been shown everywhere for me since the MacBook announcement… except in the store where it still says not available

  • I agree it has been shown everywhere but the fact it’s being actively added to more parts of the website makes me believe it’s actually coming soon this time.

  • Geeta Dutt

    Can’t wait!

  • johnnygoodface

    Same here… Nice complementary option for the QC35

  • Give me the ones with the rubber tubes to isolate sound, then we’ll talk.

  • gerry

    That all remains to be seen. I just love the fact you don’t hear the wind’s draft when wearing your buds on a windy day with a toque on.