Another report surfaced claiming that Apple’s AirPods release date is now set for next week launch. Here are the details.
Last month, Apple delayed the offering of its all-new AirPods beyond the late October timeframe it originally promised, simply saying it needed “a little more time” before the wireless earphones are ready for prime users. Since then, AirPods have remained listed as “currently unavailable” for purchase on Apple’s online web Store.
It was also indicated AirPods will not be going live until January 2017, as per a report citing supply chain source, suggesting they will not be available in time for this year’s holiday shopping season. But that timeline would seem awfully late, specifically considering some Apple retail stores have already received AirPods demo units.
Now, a employee at an official Apple reseller in Europe has brought something potential news by declaring his belief that stock of AirPods will arrive on November 17th, and make them available to purchase by November 18-19.
German online publication apfelpage.de has picked up on the story due to the fact that the official reseller in European and not based in the United States. Called Conard, an employee who works for a reseller, obviously doesn’t want to be named, and can’t be due to how the chat occurred, but the German blog has provided a quote from a customer claiming to have chat with a member of the Conard online team, which certainly suggests that a sooner rather than later approach will be taking place with the launch of the Apple AirPods.
Here is the loosely translated quote from German blog Apfelpage.de:
Hello, 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. According to information from the employee, they have stockpiles from 17.11, I will then have them between November 18-19.
Conrad’s website still says Apple AirPods will be available for delivery in 7 to 8 weeks, so it is entirely possible the employee provided incorrect information, but nevertheless, now remains at least some hope that consumers will be able to grab AirPods in time for the holidays.
There’s no guarantee that this online conversation is real, but treat it as anecdotal evidence at best. Let’s hope those estimations change dramatically soon.
(source: Apfelpage.de [Google Translate])