French retailer claims Nov. 30 shipping ship date for Apple AirPods

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A French reseller has started pre-orders of the Apple wireless AirPods, and is telling customers that the highly sought-after device will ship on Nov. 30.




According to Mac4Ever, French retailer Fnac has started the preorder process, with the AirPods retailing for ? 179.99 , one euro more than Apple's online price. Orderers are being informed that the order will ship on or around November 30.




In the beginning of November, reports circulated that AirPods wouldn't ship until January. AppleInsider was told that there was "no way that these are getting pushed to January."

Additionally, AppleInsider has learned that some Apple retail stores already have demonstration units, and are awaiting word from Cupertino to start demonstrating the product.

Several venues have also received hardware for review. Those arrived prior to the quiet reveal that the AirPods wouldn't ship in time to meet an original "late October" ship date.

Apple has still not yet officially revealed a release date for the product.

Apple's AirPods, Powerbeats 3, Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones all feature a the Apple-designed W1 chip that makes it easier to pair with multiple Apple devices. In addition to the W1, AirPods also include beam-forming microphones, accelerometers, infrared sensors, and a small charging and carrying case that will provide more power on the go as well as the mechanism to sync with the iPhone 7.

Stay tuned to AppleInsider's Accessories Price Guide over the next few weeks for the latest prices and availability on Apple's new AirPods.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    Just in time for last-minute Christmas shopping hysteria:  "I need AirPods!  Where can I get them?!"  I remember -- not so fondly -- the early days of searching Apple stores for Apple Pencil.
    randominternetperson
  • Reply 2 of 7
    sog35 said:
    1000% that Apple announces AirPod either today or tomorrow.

    Will be released on Black Friday.

    heard it from my source in the far east

    Finally!

    Last month I started with $300 in my wallet, now I'm down to $169.  I need to find a couple bucks to pay the sales tax. Gonna beg for some money 
    Sell 1 share of your AAPL hoard. That'll get you another $110.
    edited November 2016
  • Reply 3 of 7
    CAVEAT ABOUT HOW RELIABLE THIS IS


    Anybody in France or Belgium will tell you - if you buy products from Fnac, good luck with their predicting shipping dates.  Ive stopped using them (im in France) because on a number of occasions i've done a pre-order and then it's been cancelled by Fnac.
    lordjohnwhorfin
  • Reply 4 of 7
    Rayz2016Rayz2016 Posts: 4,762member
    sog35 said:
    1000% that Apple announces AirPod either today or tomorrow.

    Will be released on Black Friday.

    heard it from my source in the far east

    Finally!

    Last month I started with $300 in my wallet, now I'm down to $169.   

    Those strait jackets don't come cheap.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 7
    wdowell said:
    CAVEAT ABOUT HOW RELIABLE THIS IS


    Anybody in France or Belgium will tell you - if you buy products from Fnac, good luck with their predicting shipping dates.  Ive stopped using them (im in France) because on a number of occasions i've done a pre-order and then it's been cancelled by Fnac.
    Anybody in France or Belgium will tell you... Don't shop at Fnac!
  • Reply 6 of 7
    I'm really looking fwd to getting a set of these. I'm going to try them for running and listening to podcast. :)

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