Apple says AirPods aren’t ready yet, pushes back release date

Apple AirPods

Bad news for folks hoping to snag a pair of Apple’s cool new wireless AirPod headphones this month. TechCrunch has received a statement from Apple saying that they aren’t quite ready yet, so don’t expect them to hit their original ‘late October’ rollout date.

If you’ve been waiting for Apple’s AirPod wireless headphones to go on sale, you’re going to have to wait a little longer. Apple says that they are not ready and they it will need ‘a little more time’.

“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,” an Apple spokesperson said to TechCrunch.

Apple would not say whether the delay was due to a hardware or software issue, and wouldn’t give a new timeline for future availability. Either way it’s a setback for a product that was a surprise at the iPhone 7 event entering the busy holiday shopping season.

Source: TechCrunch