As first noted by AppleInsider, Apple yesterday began offering the in-store pickup option for its newly launched AirPods wireless earphones. Apple.com online store in the United States indicated at post time that first AirPods ordered with the in-store pickup option would be available on February 8.
If you choose to have AirPods shipped to your home, they’re estimated to arrive in six weeks.
Note that estimated delivery dates can change depending on stock, demand, manufacturing issues and other conditions. Following their unexpected delay, AirPods finally began shipping to customers just days before Christmas.
What limited inventory was available at Apple stores sold out quickly.
To check availability of the in-store pickup option for AirPods, visit the AirPods webpage. Click the blue Buy button in the top-right corner, then hit the “Check Availability” link underneath the Pickup heading in the lefthand column.
Now select your favorite Apple Store from the list, or type its name in the search filed to check availability. Choose a desired store, then add AirPods to your shopping bag and proceed to checkout.
Most of the stores list AirPods as arriving on February 8, 2017 for in-store pickup.
You’ll receive a notification email when your order is ready to be picked up. You can pick up the order yourself or have someone else pick it up for you.
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