Apple's AirPods may be available sooner than previously said, according to Mac4Ever. Rumors of Apple's new bluetooth earbuds release date continue, but French retailer Fnac is telling customers the product will allegedly ship on Nov. 30, just in time for those holiday shopping. The retailer has begun its pre-order process for the AirPods. The AirPods, which were announced during Apple's September event, were supposed to launch in late October. However, the company said it still needed "a little more time before AirPods are ready for our customers."
It's already "late October" and it's the period Apple is expected to launch its wireless earbuds called the AirPods. The entirely wireless earbuds were showcased during the Cupertino giant's launch event for its new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models. Since the device was first advertised, it caught the attention of many consumers. Unfortunately, expectant customers should wait a little more before they can get their own pair. This Wednesday, Apple announced the disappointing news that its AirPods will not be released before the month of October ends.
At long last, Apple is making its wireless AirPods earbuds available online and in its stores. As of Tuesday, Apple is promising a delivery date of Dec. 21 on the AirPods, though heavy demand for the earbuds might push that back. Apple will start selling the $159 AirPods in its retail stores next week. Apple unveiled the AirPods at a press event in September alongside its new handset, the iPhone 7. The AirPods are the first wireless earbuds from the company, but they sport the familiar white design popularized in its earlier, wired earbuds. The AirPods are the first from Apple to support the company's new W1 chip, using sensors and an accelerometer to detect when the AirPods are in a user's ears.
File photo: Apple AirPods are displayed during a media event in San Francisco, California, U.S. September 7, 2016. AirPods were a holiday season top seller, and if you haven't already cut the cord on your earbuds, you can expect to do so soon. Small, sleek, and Bluetooth-enabled, AirPods have turned regular old earphones into dynamic devices in their own right, and they have only improved with each generation. Yet, many people are concerned that AirPods may cause cancer since they are embedded within one's ear canal, directly exposing the inner ear to EMF radiation. The proximity to the brain is also alarming to many scientists.
Apple's next major iPhone, likely called iPhone 12, might be the first Apple phone to come without any sort of earbuds in the box. This is according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who predicted (via MacRumors) that Apple will leave out the wired earbuds when it launches the iPhone 12 in September (or, possibly, a bit later). Before you get angry at Apple for offering even less value with their pricy phones, think of the environment. Smartphones have typically been coming with wired earbuds for years, and nearly everyone has a pair (or five) lying around at home. For many users, getting another pair of wired buds is unnecessary, and the buds eventually end up in the trash.