Apple says it needs “a little more time” before the new AirPods, Apples wireless earbuds, will be available for customers. The AirPods were announced at the beginning of September but since then their release date keeps getting deferred.
Customers have been impatiently awaiting the release of the AirPods since October. One consumer wrote to Apple demanding to know the exact release date and even threatened to seek business elsewhere. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, promptly responded to the email saying, “Thanks for your note. Sorry for the delay—we are finalizing them and I anticipate we will begin to ship over the next few weeks”
AirPods can provide users with up to 5 hours of high-quality music playback. The rechargeable battery case also allows for up to 24 hours of battery life. With just a tap of the finger, users can switch from iCloud to Siri, which will allow them to check things like battery life. Although consumers can be on the lookout for a possible release between now and January, AirPods are still titled as “currently unavailable” on Apple’s website, which means a specific date really can’t be determined.