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."
"The early response to AirPods has been incredible. 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," Apple told TechCrunch.
Earlier this week, Letem Svetem Applem reported that the Czech retailer Alza had listed the AirPods as launching in December 2016. The date has since been removed, but the site says it is accepting pre-orders for the earbuds.
Meanwhile, Barclays predicted production of the AirPods would begin in December, which meant the earphones would not be available until January 2017.
Apple has AirPods listed on its website for $159, but the earphones are currently marked as “unavailable.”
The AirPods are vital to the Apple’s new iPhone, which don’t have a headphone jack. The earbuds instantly connect to an iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, or Mac. Audio starts playing as soon as the earphones are placed in someone’s ear, stops playing when the AirPods are taken off and can be controlled by Siri.