AirPods Release Date “Currently Unavailable”: When Will They Launch?

On the eve of Apple’s Mac event, the company dropped a bombshell: the highly anticipated AirPods would be delayed, not making their original “late October” launch date.

Apple said in a statement “The early response to AirPods has been incredible. We don’t believe in shipping a product before it’s ready, and we need a little more time before AirPods are ready for our customers.”

As expected, Apple has updated the AirPods page on their website to note the availability is just “currently unavailable.”

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I’m currently using a Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus and I feel the lack of AirPods has taken away from the experience, in certain situations. For example, if I want to charge my iPhone while in bed and listen with headphones–I can’t. I need Bluetooth headphones or an adapter to do both. Which is why I told you guys the other day I’m “slumming” it with an iPhone 6 Plus as an iPod touch at night.

So when will the AirPods—which will cost $219 CAD—ship? Your guess is as good as mine. But one thing is certain, Apple will definitely want to have these out soon, in order to allow holiday shoppers to jump on them.

When do you think AirPods will launch? The first week of November?

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  • Ugh I was so looking forward to buying them today which was probably the original launch date. I think 2 weeks minimum will be the delay.

  • Agreed. Everyone expected them to launch today as that would have made the most sense. I don’t think they’ll be delayed for long. They will indeed sell like hotcakes.

  • canadaniel

    I can only dream of them being able to add more touch functionality, like fast forwarding or rewinding tracks or adjusting volume without the cumbersome Siri double tap based on feedback before the release. That would make them perfect for me. I guess I can only dream.

  • jay

    maybe they go back to the drawing board and add a DOT somewhere and sell them for 249$ i found the price a little bit to low. at least 249$

  • Mario Gaucher

    Contest rules says resident of United States… iPhoneInCanada and contest only available to American residents… weird.

  • KIII

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  • Kirk

    I’ve had bluetooth Earphones ever since the Original Apple watch came out. It’s nice to workout and listen to music without bringing my phone since you can sync playlists to the watch. I am on the fence with the AirPods, not because of the functionality or anything, I just think I don’t need it because I already use my existing planatronics bluetooth Earphones with my iPhone 7.