The unusually long wait is just began!
The pricey wireless earbuds (RM 849) were listed as available for delivery today but the shipping time gonna take 4 weeks long.
“AirPods will be shipping in limited quantities at launch and customers are encouraged to check online for updates on availability and estimated delivery dates,” Apple said in a press release.
The earbuds will be available in Apple Stores starting next week, but still not known in Malaysia resellers.
Apple unveiled AirPods in September at its big press event for the iPhone 7 that AirPods will be available in late October, but in October, Apple delayed the launch indefinitely.
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“The early response to AirPods has been incredible,” a spokeswoman for Apple said at the time. “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.”
AirPods are incredibly light and come with a built-in microphone for phone calls and the Siri voice assistant. They also have sensors to detect when you take one of the buds out of your ear.
But many have focused on another feature (or bug) of the product: how easy it may be to lose them. For that reason, some companies have already begun selling wires for the wireless headphones.