Following an unexpected delay over manufacturing issues, AirPods are now finally available to purchase from Apple’s online store, with delivery before Christmas. Apple’s first Bluetooth earphones, AirPods feature an in-house designed wireless chip, dubbed W1, which provides reliable wireless connection, extended battery life and a few smart features, such as one-tap Siri integration, seamless zero-configuration pairing via iCloud, the ability for AirPods to automatically turn on when you put them in your ear and more. When used with non-Apple devices, the $159 earphones act as any standard Bluetooth device.

As seen on the screenshot below, the Apple Online Store in the United States lists AirPods with December 22 delivery. You can order yours at this Apple Store link.

AirPods Apple Online store

Apple pundit John Gruber said two days ago that AirPods would launch in time for Christmas. Before him, Apple’s boss Tim Cook last month wrote in an alleged response to a customer email inquiring about AirPods availability that the earphones would begin shipping in a few weeks.

The $159 accessory ships with the included Lightning to USB cable and the charging case which allows them to be recharged on the go. A built-in battery inside each AirPod provides five hours of listening time on one charge. Apple says that just 15 minutes in the case gives you three hours of listening time.

Thanks to the case that holds multiple additional charges, you can get more than 24 hours of listening time before the case needs recharging via its built-in Lightning port.

AirPods are compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models with iOS 10 or later, Apple Watch models with watchOS 3 or later and Mac models with macOS Sierra or later. And as mentioned, they work as standard Bluetooth headphones (sans the smarts provided by the W1 chip) on non-Apple devices.

Will you be purchasing AirPods?

  • pnh

    If they fit the same as the old earpods, I might as well buy bluetooth knitting needles and shove them in my eardrums.

    • BooBee

      Won’t that hurt?

      • CltrAltDelicious

        This guy smh

      • T. Allen


    • Agneev Mukherjee

      Be my guest.

    • kings121
    • Brandon Jennings

      Go for it buddy

  • CltrAltDelicious

    About damn time

    • Anonymouse

      A master stroke,  staged this delay then spring it with a pre christmas delivery to add to the feel good factor. Also if any complaints, people will usually wait until after the festive holidays. Now watch Samsung pull a similar move in 3-2-1.

  • jgr627

    Ordered my pair

  • Jordan

    Ordered! I got a dec 21st delivery date.

  • appletimemac

    Just bought them with a Dec 21 delivery 😛

  • JulianZH

    i will buy it if it design like an earbuds.

  • Pallav Agarwal

    Ordered. Got Dec. 20th delivery!!!

    • Agneev Mukherjee

      Wait, you don’t live in

      • Pallav Agarwal

        How rude

      • Agneev Mukherjee

        Bugger off!

  • ProllyWild

    getting a 12/19 delivery date out here in japan

  • ShawnTXDFW

    Contemplating. I’d rather have other Bluetooth headphones. I have KANOA’s on order two pairs and NUHEARA on its way. I DON’T really like these but part of me says buy them. Decisions, decisions.

    • nova12

      I have kanoas on order too. For like the past 12-18 months. I figure I can use these for two years until I get the kanoas.

      • ShawnTXDFW

        Sure do hope the KANOA’s come in spring. I love the way these things look. Sure do hope they are worth it!

  • Mark Swain

    Ordered mine, delivery 19 December!!

  • Robert Mathews

    Already ordered them!

  • [RECON1]

    Airpods now delivering as early as the 29th. That was quick.

  • iphone72

    delivery already slipped to Jan 12th

    • disqus_rcikS7fUoL

      It’s showing 4 weeks for me.

      • John Smith

        4 weeks you noob

      • disqus_rcikS7fUoL

        I’m not sure why comments on here are always hostile, but why am I a “noob”? I only confirmed that it is at 4 weeks, just like this guy said.

  • malhal

    Delivery: Mon 19 Dec by Standard Shipping (for UK)

  • Agneev Mukherjee

    The EarPods hurt my ear if I wear it for more than an hour, maybe that’s just me, but for now, no no.

  • antpaul311

    i got mines 12/21. Cant wait for these. The earbuds fit fine and i wear them all day. You people with weird ears I’m sorry for you

  • Mike Colacone Saal

    4 week shipping time. No thanks. I’ll wait until they’re available at Best Buy.

  • Sleetui

    Requires iOS 10. Rip.

  • Rob

    Early Christmas!!!! Ordered got delivery for the 19th 🙂 (UK)

  • OneBigInFiniteJoinT

    guess I made it on time earlier today.. delivery for 19th 😀

  • Jon20

    WHAAAAAAAT?!!! Ok…Who’s blowing their ear off first??? J/K!!!! I do want to hear the “REAL” reviews though. Plus I hope there is a iOS 10 JB soon because I would hate to lose my JB for the Airpods.

  • OneBigInFiniteJoinT

    One question guys.. how will I increase or decrease volume while in the middle of a phone call.. would double tap still activate Siri during the call ? will the other person hear my Siri commands ? I can’t seem to find an answer to this anywhere.

    • Rob

      I assume we just use the volume buttons on the phone for that.

      What would be cool is if they engineered a rotating stem end that controlled volume. Maybe next gen we’ll have a better volume changing solution

      • OneBigInFiniteJoinT

        I talked to an Apple senior advisor and was told that we can double tap for Siri while on call and the call will mute( not hold) Siri will increase the volume and the call will be auto unmuted

  • Nguyễn Phấn Hoàn

    Why does it take only 2 weeks for waiting in Singapore store, but 4 weeks in UN?