Cook says AirPods are a runaway success

By , Dec 28, 2016

AirPods

Asked by CNBC to share some thoughts in terms of AirPods, Apple’s boss Tim Cook responded by calling his company’s first Bluetooth earphones “a runaway success”. The CEO visited the floor of the New York Stock Exchange earlier this morning while on vacation.

“We’re making them just as fast as we can,” Cook responded when asked about the lack of available stock. Cook also shared a few tidbits regarding Apple’s holiday sales in a quick interview with CNBC.

Although he declined to talk specifically on Apple’s outlook, Cook did say that it’s been a “great holiday”. Estimated AirPods shipping times have slipped into February 2017.

Cook toured the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as a private citizen.

“I’m just here with my nephew, enjoying a couple of days in New York,” Cook said. “I love it. I wanted him to see what you guys do for a living.”

Source: CNBC

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  • nonchalont

    Sure they are Tim

    • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

      Wow..

  • fatela

    “Run away success” in other words “escaped”.
    More so it is a success for the person that is running away from it .
    lot of people escaped having to buy this ugly already common in the market yet delayed to market. toothbrush head looking headphones

  • n0ahcruz3

    What do you expect him to say? “Airpods had been disappointing” or “so far aipods had a lukewarm reception” or “airpods didnt really resonate as we expected”? Lol that will hamper their stock price. And don’t expect a sales figure too cause im pretty sure this will be on “others” category during earnings call.

    • Icisz

      He would not say anything If they were a failure. Analytics companies and other vendors will also ultimately back up the claim… you can see they are a success simply by looking at the expected delivery date for more stock. All available stock is currently sold out and they are being resold for up to double retail. They do not need to release exact figures.

      • n0ahcruz3

        Sold out because they only made few of em lol once the initial supply is sold out then thats when they manufacture more. They wouldn’t manufacture more if they didn’t really sell well then what would happen to the unsold inventory? This will be another any Apple accessory.

      • Icisz

        Sure whatever

      • n0ahcruz3

        Lol Tim Cook as a former COO of Apple and an excellent supply chain expert he’s wise and cautious not to over supply. Fanboys..

      • Icisz

        I agree he is smart that way, why does my response warrant your assumption? Lmao.

      • n0ahcruz3

        Which brings back to my original response to you that apple made limited supply of Airpods to make an artificial demand for the product. Like you dont know the supply history for apple products lmfao

      • Icisz

        No? What are you an oracle? Jesus Christ man I didn’t say the did not make a limited supply? Wtf

      • n0ahcruz3

        I would say my predictions were somewhat accurate lol i predicted iPad decline and also app watch decline. I did also expect a decline for iPhone.

      • n0ahcruz3

        Follow more apple news dude and not just iDB lmfao

      • Icisz

        Ok dude what would else would you like to discuss. Where is that coming from? I hardly follow just idb LMFAO

  • Bacillus

    Hey Tim is Angela even considering these incredibly cheap looking Chinese plastic floss boxes for her jewelry boutiques ?

  • Franklin Richards

    Uh huh. Now release the W1 chip to third party manufacturers.

    • 5723alex .

      And Ax CPU/GPU, iOS, MacOS…

      • Franklin Richards

        … Those aren’t even the same thing. Apple knows as well as anyone that people enjoy different audio equipment which is why they sell other headphones in their stores. It’s like them releasing the lightning cable specs for dockable speakers.

      • Icisz

        They might actually do just that… air play is common in many third party products. A technology like this would be wise to license. After using it I am delighted. And Once Bt 5 comes along? Count me in.

  • TheGreatShalaw

    my ears was hurting so bad after one hour of using Ear Pods, is it the same with the AIR pods?

    • ericesque

      This is the primary reason I haven’t given AirPods a second thought. EarPods leave me feeling like my ear canal was reamed with a drill.

    • Icisz

      The design is the same so most likely it will not be comfortable for you. I too had this complaint about EarPods, however lack of the wires seems to have solved this issue for me at least. While I still prefer in ear these have proven better than expected, a lot better; If you don’t mind the Beats design, those also have the W1 chip.

  • Andrew Little

    Runaway success because people are already losing them and having to buy replacements

    • Icisz

      Only they can’t because they are sold out. Lol. Seriously? Smh

  • adrian3000

    You guys are funny, I’ve been using the airpods for over a week and they have been pretty sweet. Very comfortable, can pair to my car, Apple TV, iPad, iPhone etc and the coolest part is watching tv via my Apple TV using my airpods while my wife is sleeping, they also work great while on the treadmill. And the setup is so quick and easy. I will say that the EarPods were always very comfortable for me so the airpods are quite comfortable. I have heard that others have said the opposite.

    • CtKiDd78

      Exactly my thoughts. I’ve had them for about three days and they sound really good and I have yet to charge them again. I can hardly feel them when in use. People like to talk trash without even trying them.