Apple AirPods now estimated to ship in 6 weeks

“Apple has updated its website to indicate AirPods are now estimated to ship in 6 weeks in the United States and many other countries around the world,” Joe Rossignol reports for MacRumors. “The wireless earphones have been available for purchase on Apple’s website since yesterday, with initial orders set to be delivered as early as December 19. ”

“Apple said AirPods will be shipping in limited quantities at launch, so it is unsurprising that shipping estimates have quickly slipped from 2 weeks to 4 weeks to 6 weeks around the world,” Rossignol reports. “However, those who missed out still have a chance, as Apple said AirPods will be available for purchase at Apple Stores, authorized resellers, and select carriers next week.”

Rossignol reports, “Apple noted stores will receive ‘regular AirPods shipments,’ and customers would be wise to call their local store ahead of time to confirm stock.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: There’s still an outside chance to get those AirPods stocking stuffers in time for Christmas! If you can’t manage to get them at your local Apple location, you can always massively overpay for them on eBay!

SEE ALSO:
Rolling Stone reviews Apple AirPods: ‘Surprisingly awesome’ – December 14, 2016
Apple AirPods hit eBay with $1590 asking price – December 13, 2016
Apple AirPods now available to order, deliver by December 22 – December 13, 2016

24 Comments

    1. I can’t believe how bipolar MDN is. One article SteveJack one man show talks about how incompetent Cook and Apple are, then “you can still get the AirPods in time for Christmas! or something”.

      I cannot believe a company this big, with so many employees and so much money, continues to fail at shipping products even remotely close to a scheduled launch time, let alone having enough supply throughout the first half of the product lifecycle.

      1. I have a feeling you just missed the sarcasm in the tone of the MDN take. While not explicitly stating that Cook is incompetent, the recommendation to “massively overpay on eBay” for these airpods is a backhanded dig at his ability to manage supply chain and make enough of them for the biggest shopping season of the year.

    2. Cook is actually the very essence of the word incompetent.

      I can’t think of anyone more incompetent than he is. Why Apple stock is still above 100 bucks is anyone’s guess.

    3. Agree, that is why he must GO!
      We are done with this nonsense from the clueless idiot.

      Best post from Adlib, SO true:
      “We have exciting things in the pipeline.” – T.Cook 2012
      “We have exciting things in the pipeline.” – T. Cook 2013
      “We have exciting things in the pipeline.” – T. Cook 2014
      “We have exciting things in the pipeline.” – T. Cook 2015
      “We have exciting things in the pipeline.” – T. Cook 2016

      PLEASE sign this simple petition to get this clown out of this important job. I am willing to bet ANYONE other than him would do a better job. TIM COOK HAS TO GO!!!!
      https://www.change.org/p/apple-board-of-directors-remove-tim-cook-as-ceo-of-apple

  1. I heard about the release 3 hours after the fact, shipping times were 4 weeks out by then. I ordered a pair in the US (a friend will be traveling from there in Jan) and one here in Poland. Hopefully I can find one in an iSpot reseller next week and cancel my orders, but I’m not holding my breath.

  2. Supply constraints from the supply chain genius. In the previous Apple, heads would have rolled.

    In Cook’s Apple, he will have a hug in and celebrate diversity in the executive retreat, then go back to decorating their new offices in the donut.

    1. MDN, are we related? On same page as you.

      Where are:
      Mac Pros
      iMacs
      Mac Mini
      Sensible shipping times for MacBook Pros for Xmas
      Apple TV that is actually WORTH buying nd not laughing at
      Apple 4k Displays
      AirPods – again missed the holiday season (great job Tim!)
      iTunes stop being bloated

      But we have bedazzled pink iPhones… that are thin?!?!?!?

      FAIL
      FAIL
      FAIL

      Best post from Adlib, SO true:
      “We have exciting things in the pipeline.” – T.Cook 2012
      “We have exciting things in the pipeline.” – T. Cook 2013
      “We have exciting things in the pipeline.” – T. Cook 2014
      “We have exciting things in the pipeline.” – T. Cook 2015
      “We have exciting things in the pipeline.” – T. Cook 2016

      PLEASE sign this simple petition to get this clown out of this important job. I am willing to bet ANYONE other than him would do a better job. TIM COOK HAS TO GO!!!!
      https://www.change.org/p/apple-board-of-directors-remove-tim-cook-as-ceo-of-apple

  3. Also, why don’t new products like this ship with USB-C instead of the older USB cords? If they want people to adopt these new ports, wouldn’t it make sense be more uniform?

  4. No watches at the stores…no new computers…iPhones in short supply…AirPods- might as well write those off too.
    What’s wrong with Apple? Did they severely underestimate the demand of ALL their products, or is Apple selling at an all time high? By the looks it seems Apple messed up the demand. Stock holders should be screaming to get the execs heads on a platter for messing up so badly.

    1. Maybe demand is off the charts – I think they had a ton of supply except maybe the Glossy Black, The Glossy Black supplier had to split it up between Apple and Samsung….LOL

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