Apple still hasn’t officially told us when AirPods will finally be available, but according to one customer, some stores will begin receiving stock next week.
AirPods were originally scheduled to make their debut back in October, but since Apple announced a delay, it’s been quiet about when they will go on sale.
Apple fans have been eager to get their hands on AirPods – especially those who upgraded to iPhone 7 and no longer have a headphone jack. They’re Apple’s first earphones, alongside the new Beats Powerbeats3, that pack the new W1 wireless chip.
According to one Apple fan, who spoke to an employee at Conrad, an Apple authorized reseller in Germany, AirPods will be delivered to stores next Friday, November 17.
“I have just talked with an employee of the Conrad Online Store, since I am there on 14.10 the AirPods ordered and I wanted to cancel today,” he explained to Apfelpage.de. “According to information from the employee, they have stockpiles from 17.11, I will then have them between November 18-19.”
Obviously we can’t be sure these claims are genuine, and while we’ve asked Apple to confirm them, it’s unlikely it will. Don’t get your hopes up for a November 17 launch just yet, then. Just be sure you have your credit card handy that day just in case.
It’s still unclear why AirPods were delayed. Apple told us back in October that it didn’t want to release them until they were ready, but it didn’t provide any further details. A recent report claimed we could be waiting until 2017 for them to arrive.