AirPods Release Date Delayed, Apple Says They Need More Time

Were you expecting Apple’s new wireless AirPods this month? The company had previously said they would be shipping in “late October”, but now that date has been pushed back.

In a statement provided to TechCrunch, an Apple spokesperson said “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.”

This means we won’t be hearing anything about AirPods and their release date at tomorrow’s Mac event. This sucks. But, if Apple says they aren’t ready to ship, then I probably don’t want them.

The only way to listen to your iPhone 7 while charging at night in bed is to use Bluetooth headphones, or an adapter. Because of this, I’ve been surfing the web in bed with an ‘old’ iPhone 6 Plus and EarPods (#firstworldproblems). Where my AirPods at, Apple?

AirPods will cost $219 in Canada. Apple did not mention any future release dates, but most likely the delay will be a short one, if the company wants to have stock on hand for the busy holiday shopping season.

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