Apple has finally made the AirPods available to order online. This is after the initial release in October had been pushed back. iPhone 7 users are eagerly waiting for the cell phone accessory since Apple has killed off the 3.5mm headphone jack from its latest flagship device.
Tech giant Apple just announced that their new wireless headphones can now be ordered online at Apple.com. The $159 worth AirPods will later be sold in Apple Stores, Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers next week. The company originally said that they would start delivering the AirPods on Dec. 21 to customers who ordered it online. However, they changed it to an estimated four weeks arrival date.
To put it simply, you may or may not get it in time for Christmas or New Year. Apple also mentioned that the AirPods would be shipped in limited quantities during its launch. Be sure to check it out as soon as you can. Customers are also reminded that an iOS 10, watchOS 3 or MacOS Sierra is required to be able to use it with your Apple device.
Those who are in Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, UK, Japan, France, Germany, India, Mexico, UAE and the Netherlands will have the chance to purchase the new device. It will also be available in more than 100 countries and territories.
The Bluetooth-enabled headphones are designed to last up to five hours of listening to music. It is also powered by Apple’s W1 chip that provides “high-quality audio and industry-leading battery life.” It is also set-up to connect with your other Apple devices such as Mac, iPad and Apple Watch as long as they are signed in to your iCloud account.
Another of its features is also the integrated advanced sensors that automatically plays and pauses your music once it detects the AirPods in your ear. It also supports Apple’s digital assistant Siri. You will be able to ask Siri to select and control music, get directions, make and receive calls and other tasks the digital assistant can do.
It’s actually about time for the AirPods to arrive in the market. According to Tom’s Guide, Apple had previously set its release date for October, which was announced during the launch of the iPhone 7. But then the tech company said that it would be delayed since “a little more time” was needed before the AirPods could be ready for customers. The Wall Street Journal reported that it might have been caused by the problem of “syncing audio between phones and the AirPods, as the two buds receive audio simultaneously.”