“Apple’s AirPods will ship before the end of this year, AppleInsider‘s sources have confirmed, dismissing a bogus supply chain report that surfaced early Tuesday,” Mike Wuerthele reports for AppleInsider.
“Supply chain monitor Economic Daily News reported on Tuesday that manufacturer Inventec would see quarterly profits jump in the quarter starting in January 2017 because of a shifted launch date. At the same time, the publication said that the fourth quarter 2016 profits would not be changed from the third quarter,” Wuerthele reports. “However, sources familiar with the company’s plans indicated that internally, there is no official delay until January for shipment of the wireless earbuds.”
“One person briefed on the matter said plainly that there was ‘no way that these are getting pushed to January,'” Wuerthele reports. “In addition, contacts at Apple retail noted that AirPods demonstration units are already available in some stores. ”
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