Apple’s new BeatsX earphones have begun popping up in some retail stores ahead of their official launch.
Although shoppers are unable to order or reserve the earphones for in-store pickup, this indicates they are close to finally making their debut.
Announced alongside the iPhone 7 last September, BeatsX earphones feature the same W1 wireless chip found in AirPods. They promise eight hours of battery life between charges, and a “Fast Fuel” feature that gives you two hours of playback from a five-minute top-up.
BeatsX earphones are priced at $149.95 and they’ll be available in black or white. Apple promised they would arrive this month, and several Apple stores in the United States and other markets are now receiving stock in preparation for the launch.
However, even though the earphones appear to be available in some stores, customers are unable to make an order or reserve them for in-store pickup as I write this post.
It looks like we won’t have much longer to wait for Apple to make BeatsX available for purchase. They could be available sometime later today, so keep an eye on the Apple online store if you’ve been saving your cash in anticipation.